The International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHR&A) is holding its next world congress in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event scheduled in the first week of December 2011 is being organized in Nepal after almost four decades.
“The event will help promote the ongoing Nepal Tourism Year 2011,” said Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal during the meeting with the Association’s President Dr Ghassan Aidi, who is on Nepal visit now.
The PM Khanal welcomed the leader of the world hoteliers in Nepal and mentioned that Nepal looks forward to become a major tourist destination. The association had held one of its previous congresses in Nepal way back in 1968, said Aidi, adding that the upcoming event would make wider impact in Nepal’s tourism.
He also sought support of the Prime Minister for the congress. The PM, on the occasion, thanked him for his efforts to hold international meet in Nepal and extended his full support.
“With three hundred thousand hotels and eight hundred thousand restaurants as its members, IHR&A is a big organization and look forward to bring them to Nepal in December,” according to Aidi. Hotel Association of Nepal President Prasiddha Bahadur Pandey was also present during the discussion.