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Himalayan Travel Mart to be held in June in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter is set to organize the 4th Himalayan Travel Mart in the historic city of Kathmandu, Nepal from 6th to 9th June 2023.

The first three editions of HTM, held in 2017, 2018, and 2019, featured a significant presence of global tourism stakeholders positioning Nepal as the Gateway to the Himalayas. Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, this could not continue in subsequent years.

Bibhuti Chand Thakur, the Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter, has extended a cordial invitation to national and international delegates to join the Himalayan Travel Mart 2023. He emphasized the significance of the event in revitalizing tourism businesses, boosting travel spirit, and supporting Nepal’s post-pandemic tourism recovery initiatives.

He added, “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the travel and tourism industry, and Nepal has been no exception in bearing massive losses. However, with the much-awaited re-opening of world tourism, we are confident that HTM will represent a significant opportunity to support the post-pandemic tourism recovery initiatives of Nepal and the entire Himalayan region at large.”

Honorable Sudan Kirati, the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation of the Government of Nepal, has extended a welcome message to delegates from around the world, inviting them to join the HTM 2023, experience lifetime experiences and support the post-pandemic tourism recovery initiatives of Nepal.

He expressed, “We are striding towards rebuilding the tourism sector which has been greatly disrupted and has compelled us to embrace changes brought forth by the pandemic and other crisis as in the recent and not-too-distant past. By sharing our inspiring stories of resilience, and ensuring our best efforts on safety concerns as well as strengthening the tourism offerings with lifetime experiences to win the confidence, trust and loyalty of our guests, we are now gearing up to Rebuilding the Future of Tourism.”

Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM) is Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade show facilitating unparalleled networking and business opportunities and valuable industry insights among the global tourism and hospitality organizations, and individuals engaged in different aspects of tourism in this region.

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