TAAN participates in Holiday & Travel Show
April 16 , 2014
A delegation of
trekking agencies led by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)
participated in Holiday and Travel Show organized in Sydney and Melbourne of
companies – Mountain Sherpa Treks and Himalayan Glacier Trekking – participated
in the Holiday and Travel Show Melbourne held on March 29 and 30. According to
Pasang Tendi Sherpa, executive member of TAAN who led the delegation, the event
was very effective for tourism promotion. “Around 300 visitors, mostly buyers,
visited Nepal stall. Most of them sought information about adventure tourism products
in Nepal,” he said. Sherpa, who is also the sub-coordinator of TAAN’s Nepal Promotion
and Exhibition Department, said visitors also inquired about air connectivity.
“They were very
curious about trekking. They asked us for how many hours they need to walk in a
day and up to which altitude,” Sherpa said, adding, “We felt that they could be
brought to Nepal with effective marketing and promotion.”
Sherpa also said
the turnout of business visitors was also good. “Some participating agencies
might get good business,” he said.
companies -- Nepal Hiking Trek, Himchuli Trek and Mountain Sherpa Treks –
participated in Holiday and Travel Show Sydney held on April 5 and 6.
visitor turnout was comparatively low in Sydney. “But they were quality
visitors. Most of them knew Nepal as a destination and called Nepal the Everest
country and the top of the world,” he added.
promotional collaterals like itinerary book, maps and promotional DVDs of new
trekking trails like Ruby Valley, Lower Manaslu, Humla-Rara, Khaptad,
Lumba-Sumba among others in both the shows.