A diverse group of Northern California travel professionals and
media gathered today in San Francisco, California, for the fourth leg of the 2016 eTN Nepal US Travel Summit.
Travel industry and media guests were welcomed by the Honorable Prem Kumar Raj, Secretary, Government of Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of the Nepal Tourism Board, presented an overview of Nepal, with the primary message that Nepal is wide open for tourism business.
Organized and produced by eTN, the 2016 Nepal Summit brought together travel professionals and media to learn more about Nepal and the wide range of travel products specifically created for outbound US travelers.
Nepal has fully 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 Tourism Board, noted: “The media roundtable was terrific, with journalists expressing great interest in the extensive range of tourism options available to families and couples who are not trekkers or climbers of the amazing mountains in Nepal. There are so many remarkable soft and luxurious experiences in Nepal to be discovered by US travelers wanting a truly memorable bucket list vacation.”
The delegation of leading Nepalese tour operators presented an original line-up of tourism products ranging from luxurious chic honeymoons and destination weddings to trekking, climbing, hiking, paragliding, rafting, spiritual journeys, yoga retreats, wellness stays, and safaris.
Ghan Shyam, Joint Secretary of the Tourism Ministry, congratulated three San Francisco attendees on each winning fully-guided vacations in Nepal. All 2016 Nepal Summit prize winners will be able to experience first-hand the depth and range of extraordinary experiences Nepal has to offer.
The Nepal Travel Summit will trek to one more major US city, wrapping up the 2016 US summit with a farewell event in Seattle on Monday, June 27.