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Programme on Best Value Destination- Nepal

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The Embassy of Nepal organized a tourism promotion programme: Best Value Destination-Nepal, in London on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in the presence of Honourable Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Mr. Jeeban Bahadur Shahi. The programme was a part of series of event to celebrate two hundred years of Nepal-UK relationship. The programme was organised on the second day of World Travel Market (WTM) 2016, which was held in London from 7th to 9th November. The Nepal Tourism Board and various travel and tourism related organizations in Nepal participated at the WTM.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Hon. Mr. Jeeban Bahadur Shahi stated that Great Britain was a major tourist market for Nepal, and further added that Nepal received large number of British tourist last year despite of devastating earthquake. He also praised for the love and affection shown by the British people and the Government towards Nepal in all spectrums of development initiatives. Recalling His Royal Highness Prince Harry visit to Nepal in March 2016; Hon. Minister viewed that Nepal-UK relationship was characterized by mutual understanding, cooperation and respect for each other's national interests and aspirations. Hon. Minister urged and encouraged everyone to visit Nepal to experience natural beauty and cultural diversity of Nepal.

Ambassador of Nepal H.E Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi highlighted the long-historic relationship between Nepal and the UK, and viewed that the Gurkha soldiers as key bridge for strengthening two countries relations. Stating that the promulgation of constitution of Nepal last year, Nepal was entering into the phase of economic, social and cultural transformation. Ambassador Dr. Subedi maintained that the implementation of the constitution brought the sustainable peace, stability and tranquility in the country. Highlighting on culture and natural heritage of Nepal, Ambassador Dr. Subedi stated that the government and people of Nepal determined to uplift the quality of the products and services offered to the visitors, and urged everyone to visit Nepal to have unique experience in lifetime.

Mr. Joseph Bindloss, Commissioning Editor of Lonely Planet Travels Company in UK informed the audience that Nepal was listed in top five travel destination and number one great-value destination to travel in 2017. He made a presentation on the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Nepal. Likewise, Mr. Bimal Kandel from the Nepal Tourism Board made a presentation on Nepal tourism explaining that Nepal is safe and sound for every visitor from around the globe.

The Mayors of Hythe, Kensington and Brent, Former British Ambassadors to Nepal, Everest Sumiteers and more than three dozens of representatives from various travels and tour companies, renowned travel writers, Nepali and British journalists, and various other prominent guests were present on the occasion. Nepalese Cultural Program consisting of folk music and dances were performed and a typical Nepal dish was served at the end of the Programme.

Embassy of Nepal
United Kingdom
08 November 2016
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