NTB turns 14
November 20 , 2012
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has
entered into 14th
year of operation.
Organizing a program in Kathmandu
on November 18, officials of NTB announced that they would put their focus on
Scandinavian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region in 2013.
The Scandinavia region includes
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and others, while the CIS region includes
countries like Armenia, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Both the segments are considered
emerging markets for Nepal. Despite drop in arrivals from major segments,
including South Asian and many European countries, in October, arrivals from
most of the Scandinavian countries and CIS region had increased during the
However, their share in total
tourist arrivals is negligible.
The financial statement of NTB
presented on the occasion showed the board spent more than Rs 93.62 million for
promotional campaigns within and outside the country in fiscal year 2011/2012.
Speaking on the occasion Minister
for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Post Bahadur Bogati stressed the need
to explore and promote new destinations. “NTB along with the private sector
should work on bringing tourists to new destinations, including those in Tarai
and rural villages,” he added.
On the occasion, NTB felicitated
its Honorary PRR Dhruba KC for his contribution in promoting tourism in the