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Eastern regional tourism fair concludes

February 02 , 2014

Eastern regional tourism fair concludes

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) participated in the 3rd Eastern Regional Tourism Fair 2014 held on Damak of Jhapa from Janaury 30 till February 1.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ram Kumar Shrestha inaugurated the fair amidst a grand function. Addressing the function, Minister Shrestha said that it was a great time to promote tourism regionally to strengthen the national economy. He also said local tourism entrepreneurs should come forward to integrate themselves in the mainstream tourism.

In his welcome speech, Acting CEO of Nepal Tourism Board Subash Nirola said that stakeholders need to make joint efforts for the promotion of tourism at regional level.

The fair was organized with the key objective to indentify Nepal as a tourist destination, to promote domestic tourism, to promote and encourage cross-regional tourism between the eastern region and the other development regions, and to impart knowledge and information about the tourism field.

Ranjan Rajbhandari, coordinator of TAAN’s Sports and Events Department and Operations Officer Devendra Dangol represented TAAN in the event. TAAN distributed promotional DVDs, maps, posters and brochures of newly unveiled trekking trails.

According to Rajbhandari, most of the visitors were interested toward destinations like Rara Lake and Khaptad.