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TAAN participates in Holiday & Travel Show

April 16 , 2014

TAAN participates in Holiday & Travel Show

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 Australia.

Two trekking 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.

Similarly, three companies -- Nepal Hiking Trek, Himchuli Trek and Mountain Sherpa Treks – participated in Holiday and Travel Show Sydney held on April 5 and 6.

Sherpa said 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.

TAAN distributed 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.