Monday, January 12, 2009

Nepal pavilion awarded 'Best Stall Decoration Award at TTF Chennai

Nepal pavilion awarded 'Best Stall Decoration Award at TTF Chennai
Press Release
12 January 2009

Nepal Tourism Board along with 6 travel trade companies participated in Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) from 9th-11th January 2009 in Southern city of India, Chennai. As a part of annual marketing activities in Indian market NTB has showcased Nepalese tourism attraction amidst the travel trade and visitors. During the fair, Nepal was highlighted as the land of Gods and gateway to Mt. Kailash, abode of lord Shiva. Likewise, Nepal showcased the various other tourism attractions and activities of Nepal. Nepal's initiative to attract more tourists to Nepal, 'Nepal Tourism Year 2011' was also highlighted in the fair. Mr. Mani Raj Lamichhane, Manager Nepal Tourism Board had also briefed the media and tour operators about the tourism scenario and major tourism attractions during the inauguration ceremony. Nepal pavilion was main attraction during the fair due to unique decorations used depicting cultural and natural attractions. Nepal pavilion was awarded by best decoration award and private trekking company 'Eco Trek Nepal' had won best print material award. The daily newspaper 'The Hindu' had given special coverage on Nepal pavilion.

Though there are several flights in Delhi-Kathmandu sector, the issue of direct connectivity between South Indian city and Kathmandu was raised by tour operators and media. They have opined that have there been direct flights from South Indian city, the number of visitors would have been increased. As the adjoining other cities are well linked by roadways and railways, more people can travel to Nepal if there is good air connectivity. Similarly, visitors have suggested to reduce the amount of special permit fee to go to Damodar Kunda.

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