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Nepal Tourism board to host ‘travel marts’ in provinces to revive industry

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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

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