May 29, 2024

Nepal Embassy organizes tourism promotion event in Colombo

Nepal Embassy organizes tourism promotion event in Colombo

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nepal's tourism promotional programme was held in Colombo of Sri Lanka.

In the Tourism Promotion Programme organized recently by the Embassy of Nepal in Colombo under the theme of "Discover the Himalaya Wonder: Explore the Cultural Treasures", a large number of travel agent operators, journalists and business persons from Sri Lanka and Nepal attended the event.

On the occasion, Nepal's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Basudev Mishra said that tourism industry is crucial for both Nepal and Sri Lanka for revitalization of economy and called for synergy in the tourism sector.

Ambassador Mishra invited the Sri Lankan nationals to visit Nepal adding that Nepal offers a welcoming atmosphere to the tourists with several tourism products and competitive price. 

Saying that Nepal is all set to hold Investment Summit in coming May, Ambassador Mishra urged the Sri Lankan business community for more collaboration and cooperation in the areas of investment and business in Nepal.  

During the event, the participants from Sri Lanka expressed their willingness to visit Lumbini, the Birth Place of Lord Buddha, and other sites too.

Likewise, Managing Director of Nepal's Adventure Outdoor Trek and Expedition Company Dr Kalyan Raj Sharma made a presentation about Nepal's tourism products by including offers by the tourism industry. He said that tourism avenue in Nepal carries a larger scope beyond religious tourism and the trend is on the rise in the recent days. 

Dr Sharma urged Sri Lankan visitors for exploring adventure tourism, go for trekking and enjoy diverse wildlife in Nepal within its small geographic zone.

On the occasion, Nepali tourism and business products were put into display and information about Nepal's tourism industry was shared. Similarly, promotional videos of tourist destinations, cultures of Nepal and Nepali songs, among others were performed.

Nepali business persons, who participated at the event, have pinned hopes on receiving more tourists from Sri Lanka and also announced their competitive tour packages targeting the Sri Lankan visitors.