August 28 , 2016
A 13-day Advanced Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Training for Tourism Professionals organized by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) concluded on Sunday.
Altogether 19 participants from different member agencies of TAAN and other stakeholders participated in the training organized at TAAN Secretariat, Maligaun. Classes were conducted by SEO Expert Sitaram Rimal.
Speaking at the program, Shital Chandra Dharel, TAAN Executive Member and Coordinator of Training & HR Department, said that the advanced SEO training was organized to better equip IT officers or webmasters of TAAN member agencies. "So far, we have organized photography training, bird watching training and advanced trekking guide training in association with SAMARTH. We will organize similar trainings in coming years as well," he added.
Commenting about the training, Pradip Limbu – Managing Director Mountain Monarch Adventures, said the training was very fruitful. "In the present context, we can't think about doing business without having a website. This training will enable us to generate more business from our website," he said, adding that there were some glitches in the training because of slow Internet connection.
Similarly, trainer Sitaram Baral said he was hopeful that the training would be fruitful for all the participants. "Though the training was designed for professionals having basic knowledge of SEO, there were some participants who didn't have basic knowledge. Nevertheless, we managed to complete the training," he said. He also said more such trainings can be organized if there is demand.
TAAN President Chandra Prasad Rijal handed over certificate of completion to all the participants. Speaking at the program, Rijal thanked the trainer for accepting TAAN's proposal to conduct the training. "I hope the training will help to generate good business for you all. Please implement what you learn in the training or else this knowledge will go to waste," he said, adding that TAAN will continue to organize trainings to enhance professionalism of people involved in the trekking industry.
At the program, Pradeep Limbu of Mountain Monarch Adventures provided a token of love to trainer Rimal on behalf of all the students.
TAAN 1st Vice President Tej Bahadur Gurung, General Secretary Karna Bahadur Lama and Secretary Mukti Pandey; and Executive Members Sarita Lama, Taranath Sharma 'Dinesh', Pemba Sherpa 'Sangam' and Surya Bahadur Ghimire, and TAAN CEO Tek Bahadur Mahat, among others, were present on the occasion.