Nepal to be promoted in Africa
February 27 , 2013
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
together with different travel trade associations is organizing Nepal’s first
even tourism promotion program in the African continent in March.
The program is being organized in
celebration of the incredible journey of the ‘7 Summits Women Team’ from the
summit of the Mt Everest to Mt Kilimanjaro – the tallest peak on African
continent. Led by Shailee Basnet, the team includes Asha Kumari Singh, Chunu
Shrestha, Nimdoma Sherpa, Pema Diki Sherpa, Pujan Acharya and Maya Gurung.
The promotional program will be
held at Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. Other sponsors of the event are
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association,
United Nations World Food Programme, Tanzania, Non-Resident Nepali Association
and The North Face.
Speaking at a program in
Kathmandu on February 24, TAAN President Mahendra Singh Thapa the promotional
event could help bring more tourists from Africa to Nepal. “We have found
African tourists, especially from South Africa, interested to visit Nepal. But
they are forced to book trips through European countries because they don’t
have links with Nepali tourism service providers,” Thapa said, adding, “We hope
this program will help establish links between African tour operators and
Nepali tourism service providers.”
Team leader Shailee Basnet said
the ‘Seven Summit’ campaign is an initiative to promote Nepal throughout the
TAAN has provided monetary
assistance of US$ 5,000 to the program.