Nepal International Tourism Expo to start from today

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, June 14:To promote Nepal's tourism in the international market through a mega event, Summit Events and Markets is going to organise a two-day ‘Nepal International Tourism Expo (NITE)’ from Friday. 

The event will be organised with the support of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City with the promotion of the Nepal Tourism Board, and collaboration with various associations. 

The event is scheduled to be held from June 14 to 15, 2024 at the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall. All preparations for the event are now complete, said Bishnu Pandey, coordinator of the NITE.

Speaking at a press briefing organised to inform about the NITE, Pandey said that the expo aimed at bringing together tourism-related businesses (hotels, resorts, homestays, travel/tour/trekking/mountaineering agencies, airlines) and stakeholders from both domestic and international sectors to promote Nepal's overall tourism. 

The exhibition will feature participation from 16 countries, 150 sellers, 250 buyers, and over 1,000 visitors. Similarly, Bihar Tourism and Tourism Malaysia will also be participating in the expo.

“Primarily, the exhibition will play a significant role in encouraging collaboration among tourism entrepreneurs, and it is believed that it will greatly expand international tourism networks and trade. NITE 2024 is the largest international B2B and B2C tourism exhibition being organised for the first time in Nepal,” Pandey informed.

According to him, the event also aims to bring together various national and international tourism stakeholders for a two-day networking opportunity, fostering new collaborations, and establishing sustainable partnerships. As a result, this event will serve as a major platform for increasing business contacts and promoting Nepal's tourism industry.

“The expo will feature panel discussions on various topics related to tourism. These discussions will delve into the multifaceted aspects of Nepal's tourism, paving the way for addressing current tourism policies, challenges, and solutions,” he informed.

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