Kathmandu: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) along with twenty private travel trade companies from Nepal participated in the tourism fair, FITUR 2023 from 18 to 22 January 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
More than eight thousand exhibitors from the globe participated in the fair.
NTB officials had interactions with the visitors at Nepal stall and disseminated information on Nepal’s tourism products and activities.
Similarly, travel trade companies from Nepal had business to business interactions with the operators (buyers) in the fair.
Nepali cultural dance Lakhe was performed and singing bowl music was played at the Nepal stall to attract more visitors.
Her Excellency Ambassador of Nepal to Spain Dr. Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal visited Nepal pavilion and shared the tourism promotional activities being organized by the Embassy.
Thousands of enthusiastic visitors at Nepal stall during the 5-days fair raised their concern on trekking, sightseeing, connectivity and safety issues.
In the evening of 22 January, Nepal Tourism Board and Embassy of Nepal in Madrid, jointly organized a sideline Nepal promotion event ‘Connecting Tourism’ in hotel Western Palace, Madrid.
In the program, Her Excellency Ambassador of Nepal to Spain Dr. Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal welcomed the tour operators, legendary summiteers and media people from Madrid.
She encouraged the travel professionals to send tourists to Nepal and assured them for every possible assistance from Nepal Embassy.
Senior Director of NTB Nanadini Lahe Thapa had a presentation on attractions, activities and strengths of tourism in Nepal.
Chairperson of NATTA Ramesh Thapa appealed the local operators to include Nepal in travel packages. There was a networking meeting among the operators from Nepal and buyers from Spain.