The Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok organised a tourism promotion programme in Pattaya in Thailand on 10 July 2015. More than a hundred tour operators/travel agents and media-persons as well as local Government officials attended the programme. The programme was organised under the theme of Nepal is Safe: Visit, Enjoy and Help Nepal.
Hon. Minister for Information and Communications, Dr. Minendra Rijal, was also present during the programme.
H. E. Mr. Khaga Nath Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal, warmly welcomed the Hon. Minister and other participants to the programme. In his presentation about tourism in Nepal in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes, he highlighted that Nepal is safe for tourists; and that the Government of Nepal and all related agencies/authorities are taking all necessary measures to provide full safety and security to the visitors. He called upon tour operators to take more tourists to Nepal and the media-persons to publicise true and positive picture of Nepal and encourage people to visit Nepal.
Minister Counsellor/DCM of the Embassy, Mr. Dornath Aryal made a presentation on the popular tourist destinations in Nepal, and highlighted the situation after the earthquakes. He also briefed the audience about the facilities that the Embassy could provide to facilitate visitors. The Vice President of the Tourism Authority of Pattaya also spoke on the occasion, and encouraged the people to visit Nepal.
Hon. Minister for Information and Communications, Dr. Minendra Rijal, invited and encouraged the Thai nationals to visit Nepal. In his remarks, he said that Nepal is as safe as before for tourists, and added that the Government of Nepal stands committed to ensure safety of the visitors. He also actively participated in the interaction after the presentations. His presence and active participation greatly added value and dignity to the programme.
Before and after the presentations and interaction, video presentations were made about Lumbini and other attractive tourist destinations in Nepal.
Nepalese people in Pattaya, Mr. Mahendra Shrestha, in particular, extended valuable help in organising the programme. The Embassy expresses thanks to them for their help and support.
The Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok had recently organised similar programmes in Bangkok and Phuket of Thailand as well as in Vientiane (Lao PDR) and Singapore. The programmes are expected to have helped clear the negative image created about tourism in Nepal after the earthquakes, and to encourage visitors to visit Nepal in the coming days.
13 July 2015