NTB awarded for best pandemic response by wanderlust

Kathmandu: Nepal participated in the World Travel Mart (WTM) 2021 in London, United Kingdom, from November 1-3. The delegation was led by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Prem Bahadur Ale, along with Secretary of MoCTCA Yadav Prasad Koirala, and Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Dhananjay Regmi.
During the course of the event, NTB was awarded the Wanderlust Gold Award – Best Response to the Pandemic (Tourist Board) Award, for one of the most prompt and efficient responses to COVID-19 pandemic at the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards in Kensington Palace on November 2.
Tourism Minister received the award on behalf of Nepal.
After a gap of almost two years, WTM 2021 was a grand success with representatives from over 150 countries. One of the biggest travel fairs in the world, WTM is a unique networking platform that brings global destinations, travel industry and professionals together where they connect to conduct business together.
This year the event was organized in a hybrid mode, with November 1-3 event in person at the venue at ExCel, Docklands, followed by November 8-9 as virtual. Compared to previous years when there were around 35 participants, this year Nepal participated with six companies from the private sector.