Kathmandu, September 24
In its bid to gradually revive the country’s tourism industry hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, Nepal Tourism Board has decided to host ‘travel marts’, travel and tourism promotion events, in six of the seven provinces in the fiscal year (before mid-July 2021).
Gandaki, which includes Pokhara, arguably the country’s tourism capital, however, will not have province-level events.
The board has included a plan to host different travel marts in six provinces of the country. The events will aim at exploring the tourism potential of each province and market that potential as a tourism product. These events can help revive both international and domestic tourism industries, claims the board.
The board has allocated Rs 2 million for each of the events.
The board will coordinate with federal and provincial governments to organise such events.
Here is a list of the proposed events:
- Province 1: East Travel Mart
- Province 2: Mithila Travel Mart
- Bagmati: Bagmati Travel Part
- Province 5: Lumbini Travel Mart
- Karnali: Karnali Travel Mart
- Sudurpaschim: West Travel Mart
- Around half dozen marts and summits at the central level
- Himalayan Travel Mart
- Buddhist International Travel Mart
- Everest Summiteers’ Summit
- Pilgrimage Summit
- Heritage, Art, and Culture Tourism Summit