Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents (NATTA) in coordination with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), to promote Nepal as an exotic Himalayan holiday destination in Malaysia organized Nepal Sales Mission 2022 in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, from 16th – 19th December respectively. Nine travel-trade partners from the tourism sectors of Nepal. Nepal Sales Mission kicked –off in Kuala Lumpur on 16th Dec 2022.
The program coordinated by Secretary General, Mr. Kumar Mani Thapaliya had the special presence of the Secretary of MoCTCA, Mr. Suresh Adhikari, Chairman of Nepal Airlines, Mr. Ubaraj Adhikari and CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Dr. Dhananjay Regmi.
On the occasion, Chief Guest His Excellency Mr. Dilli Raj Poudel, Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia participated in the event of Kuala Lumpur and assured full cooperation from the Embassy for any kind of support to strengthen the relation between Nepal and Malaysia. Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of NTB, highlighted the air connectivity between Malaysia and Nepal; linking Buddhist followers in Malaysia to Lumbini stressing on connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and Bhairahawa airport which will eventually increase footfalls of Malaysian visitors to Nepal. Similarly, Mr. Ubaraj Adhikari, Executive Chairman of Nepal Airlines Corporation highlighted the importance of air connectivity between Nepal and Malaysia.
The mission adhered to a single modus operandi in both cities and continued for three to four hours with the welcome addresses, Special Remarks and Presentations on Nepal’s cultural and natural heritages, the program continued with B2B sessions. The sessions in each city had the presence of more than 100 invitees including travel tour operators and media making an opportunity to connect with all the Nepalese travel trade entrepreneurs. The invitees collected various information as to how the potential travelers to Nepal could make their trip relatively easier and more comfortable. During the program, the Nepalese delegation requested Malaysian tourism professionals to prepare tour packages for the beautiful tourist areas of Nepal.
The Door Prizes gifted by several Nepalese Airlines and hotels were also given by NATTA to the invitees as a Lucky Draw who were presented in the session.
NATTA has been actively promoting Nepal in different countries with the support of NTB post pandemic for the retrieval of tourism.
The participating companies in Nepal Sales Mission in Malaysia were:
1. Dragon Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
2. Jugal Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
3. Kantipur Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
4. Koili Tours Pvt. Ltd.
5. Nepal Big Mountain Travel Company Pvt. Ltd.
6. Sandesh Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
7. Satyam Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
8. Shashi's Holidays International Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd.
9. Sports Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.