The Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok, Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Airlines and Society of Travel and Tour Operators (SOTTO) Nepal jointly organized the “Nepal Night: B2B Tourism Event”, (a tourism promotion programme) in Bangkok on Thursday, 14 September 2017. A large number of travel/tour operators from Nepal and Thailand, representatives from Thai news media, and representatives of different organisations in Thailand participated in the programme.
Ms. Kulpramote Wanalert, Director from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and other officials from both sides were also present on the occasion.
The programme aimed at bringing together the business communities from Nepal and Thailand, which could greatly contribute to promoting tourism business between the two countries.
Mr. Bimal Kandel from Nepal Tourism Board welcomed the guests and shed light on the objectives of the programme. H. E. Dr. Khaga Nath Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand, spoke about the importance of tourism cooperation between Nepal and Thailand, and encouraged travel/tour operators to further promote their business relations. He also expressed happiness that the programme provided a practical platform for bringing together real businessmen from both sides.
Mr. Bimal Kandel from Nepal tourism Board and Mr. Anil Lama from the Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal introduced their organisations and made presentations on tourism opportunities in both countries.
After the formal part of the programme, businessmen from both sides had a fruitful B2B session. During the B2B session, the businessmen from both sides got to know each other, introduced their businesses to each other, exchanged views on how to promote businesses for mutual benefit, and established contacts for long-term business cooperation. They also established business-linkages for future cooperation.
Nepali artistes from Bangkok presented Nepali cultural performances during the programme. The performances were coordinated by Thai Nepali Association.
The programme was very useful in promoting business linkages between Nepal and Thailand, and thus contributing to promote tourism cooperation between the countries.
Embassy of Nepal
14 September 2017