eTN Nepal Tourism Summit: A fascinating tasty experience for Seattle travel agencies


Local travel agents, tour operators, and travel media gathered today in Seattle, Washington, for the fifth leg and final city of the 2016 eTN Nepal US Travel Summit.

It was not only about great food served at The Seattle Westin Hotel, but even more about 3 lucky Seattle travel agents winning an absolutely amazing vacation to Nepal including a jungle tour, paragliding, basecamp track, and more.

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 Nepal is wide open for tourism business.

Organized and produced by eTurboNews, the 2016 eTN Nepal Summit brings 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 “Nepal is genuinely the world’s leading destination for experiential travel.

There are two faces to Nepal, the mountains climbing, hiking and trekking and the softer, cultural side that families and couples can easily experience. This was of huge interest to media in all five Summit cities.”

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.

The delegation of Nepal tour operators participating at the Nepal US 2016 Summit included:

Ghan Shyam, Joint Secretary of the Tourism Ministry, who congratulated the 3 Seattle attendees on each winning a fully-guided vacation in Nepal for two.

All 2016 Nepal US Summit prize winners will be able to experience first-hand the depth and range of extraordinary experiences Nepal has to offer outbound US travelers.