Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) participated in the Asia Roadshow 2017 organized by FTI Touristik Germany — the 4th largest Tour Operator in Germany having more than 2,200 agents over Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
According to a statement issued by the NTB, the Roadshow was held in five prominent cities of Germany — Hamburg, Essen, Mannheim, Wurzburg and Dresden from 21-25 August, 2017.
“This is the first initiative of the NTB to partner an international tour operator for destination promotion. Nepal had an exclusive presentation session in all the events along with five other Asian destinations — China, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore,” the statement said, adding: “Bangkok Airways, Singapore Airlines, Belmond Resorts-Bali, Hilton Hotel, Mulia hotels-Bali, Elephant Hills-Phuket and Intrepid were individual tourism properties who participated in the Roadshow.”
According to the NTB, every event saw participation of more than 80 agents where exhibitors could do a serious Business to Business session with potential buyers. “A focused presentation session followed the B2B with FTI representative doing a detailed interview with the Destination Presenter regarding the destination,” it added.
Ram Pratap Thapa, Honorary Consul General of Nepal in Germany, and NTB Managers Lekh Nath Bhusal and Shradha Shrestha, and Santosh Bhattarai-Honorary PRR of NTB in Germany represented Nepal in the event.
NTB CEO Deepak Raj Joshi said that this initiative was pivotal to directly reach international tour operators. ”The NTB will partner with all agencies and associations to bring desired number of tourists from source market by creating awareness about Nepal. This type of program strongly supplements Nepal’s participation in trade fairs and will be done regularly in the days to come,” he added.