The first meeting of Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM) 2020 Main Organizing Committee was held at Lecture Hall, Nepal Tourism Board on 1st March 2020 chaired by Secretary of MoCTCA and Chairperson of BITM, Mr. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari.
The meeting had the presence of the represents from the Main organizing committee. Senior VP of NATTA and Member Secretary of Buddhist International Travel Mart, Mr. Binay Basnet gave the PowerPoint presentation regarding the updates and plans for BITM 2020 promoting Nepal through Spiritual Travel Mart. NATTA President Mr. Achyut Guragain also shed light on the BITM and said that the continual organization of BITM will be a milestone for Nepalese tourism especially in Spiritual Tourism.
The meeting discussed on certain agendas. However, due to the rapid effect of COVID-19 around the world, Chair of BITM advised having internal preparation as of now until the lessening of the effect.
Committee members from different organizations suggested on certain focuses and assured on support from their side in making a successful event.
Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) in coordination with Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOCTCA), Nepal Tourism Board is organizing BITM in Nepal to promote Nepal through BUDDHIST travel mart on 7-9 May 2020, in Lumbini, Nepal.
MoCTCA is involved as Chair of the main organizing committee. Nepal Tourism Board and Visit Nepal Year Secretariat is working as organizing partner, whereas NATTA is working as implementing partner, together with all tourism related stakeholders. There are other travel related government, non-government, semi government and international non-governmental organizations in the main organizing committee.