Nepal for all seasons
March 29 , 2013
A team of trekking entrepreneurs
led by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) participated in the
Adventure Travel Expo held on March 9-10 in Sydney, Australia.
Being organized for the past 18 years, Adventure Travel Expo is one of Australia’s popular adventure travel shows.
Representatives of Mosaic Adventure Treks & Expedition, Able Nepal Travels & Tours, Adventure Mountain Club Treks & Expedition, Himalayan Social Journey Treks, Trekkers Trek Nepal, and Outdoor Expeditions were in the team. TAAN Treasurer Anjan Thapa was the coordinator of the team. Similarly, TAAN Executive Member Gopal Babu Shrestha was the sub-coordinator.
Thapa said the stalls of Nepali companies drew more than 1,000 visitors. Many Nepalis who are currently in Australia in course of their business or study also visited the fair. “The visitors were keen to know about trekking, mountaineering and other adventure activities available in Nepal,” Thapa said, adding that local media gave good coverage to the event. “Local media also carried news reports about Nepal’s tourism products and its participation in the expo.”
He further added that Australia, as a tourism market, holds great potential for Nepal. “Australians know Nepal very well, we just need to promote our tourism products and services,” he added.
TAAN has been participating in different international fairs in the past couple of years. Last year, it participated in travel shows in Seoul, South Korea and San Francisco, USA. It recently partnered with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to promote Nepal’s tourism products and services in South Africa.