Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM) 2018 concluded successfully in Kathmandu on May 3. The second year of HTM witnessed the participation of around 59 Buyers from 26 Countries, and 52 Sellers from 7 different countries including Nepal, India, Bhutan, South Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and UAE.
The three-day event which commenced on June 1 was organized by Nepal Tourism Board, hosted by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Government of Nepal and PATA Nepal Chapter was its Event organizer.
The Himalayan Travel Mart Conference was held on June 1 at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza, under the theme ‘The Sustainable Road to Five Million Visitors by 2030’ where travel industries dignitaries and experts, shared their knowledge and experiences on the topic “Himalayan Tourism and Innovation & Marketing”.
The main attraction of the event was ‘International Travel Bloggers and Media Conference (ITBMC) where bloggers from across the world discussed various burning issues in the tourism industry including elephant ride in the jungle safari. The ITBMC, hosted 43 International Bloggers and Media Personnel from 18 countries. Five internationally acclaimed bloggers and media persons, even spoke on the importance of media and blogging, in promoting tourist destinations like Nepal.
The blogger’s conference was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyanwali and the HTM conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari.
Similarly, buyers and sellers Meet were also held during Himalayan Travel Mart with an active participation of global buyers, sellers, and travel industry professionals.