The Honorable Prem Kumar Rai, Secretary, Goverment of Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, opened the five-city travel/media summit in Denver, Colorado, tonight.
“Tourism is not just a leisure activity. It can be a deeply satisfying psychological and intellectual experience that adds value to the perspective and creates a more tolerant outlook. Here I would like to mention that Nepal, being a Himalayan country with unique geographical features and exotic cultures, is indeed a bonafide destination for a more in depth view of the world, to truly understand the earth’s varied landscape and its relationship with the species that live in its different parts, people and culture, flora and fauna.
The US summit road show is co-hosted and organized by eTurboNews. eTN Publisher Juergen T Steinmetz, eTN brand strategist Mel Webster and eTN International editor Dmitri Makarov are attending.
Nepal is a country with varied landscape and natural disposition, I can vouch for Nepal’s true significance in the world in that respective. That is why it is important to visit a country like Nepal, to put it in your itineraries, to encourage people to go see for themselves and comprehend. The grandeur of nature found in the Himalayas, to the depth of the ancient Shangrila cultures that still thrive in its shadows, Nepal is in a league of its own. ” said Prem Kumar Rai during his opening remarks.
Nepal Tourism Board CEO, Deepak Raj Joshi, along with Ghan Shyam, Joint Secretary of the Tourism Ministry welcomed more than 60 Colorado travel professionals and media who attended to learn more about the diverse range of tourism in Nepal with products specifically geared for the outbound US market.
A delegation of top-tier Nepalese tour operators are attending the 2016 US Nepal Summit to personally meet and customize Nepal products for US travel professionals.
Nepal has recovered from the 2015 earthquake and is open for tourism business, once again ready to welcome visitors at the very top of the world. With rich, ancient cultures set against the most dramatic scenery in the world, Nepal is a destination of discovery and unique, authentic experiences.
Mel Webster, Media Spokesperson for the Nepal Summit, said “With highly specialized niche markets, Nepal offers US tour operators and travel agents remarkable growth opportunities.”
Travel professionals and media attending the 2016 Summit will meet with key Nepal Tourism Board executives and leading inbound Nepalese tour operators to learn more about Nepal, including industry FAM trips.
*Adventure, trekking, hiking, paragliding, rafting
*Spiritual retreats, monasteries, temples, shrines
*Luxurious honeymoons and exotic destination weddings
*Safaris, wildlife: elephants, tigers, rhinoceros
*Nepal is a world-class, culturally rich, bucket list destination
Two Denver Summit attendees, Karyn Gueck, who specializes in the romance travel market, and Jean Schwandt of JS Travel in Lakewood, tonight each won a vacation in Nepal.
The two prizes included:
· Annapurna Base Camp Package for 2 people: sponsored by: Expedition Himalaya.com & Hotel Manang (Excluding international air tickets)
· 8 nights/9 days soft adventure package for 2 people (Excluding international air tickets)
. 3 Nights in Kathmandu at Kantipur hotel sponsored by The Explore Nepal Group 1 night in Bandipur, sponsored by The Explore Nepal Grou 2 nights in Pokhara, sponsored by Hotel Barahi (Barahi Group) Paragliding flight in Pokhara sponsored by Epic Himalaya Travels 2 nights full jungle package at Barahi Jungle Camp sponsored by (Barahi Group)
The Nepal 2016 US Travel Industry Summit will trek to four more major US cities:
Phoenix: June 21
LA/Long Beach: June 23
San Francisco: June 24
Seattle: June 27