Festival and Events

Himalayan Travel Mart from June 1

The much awaited Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM) 2018, a mega tourism event, is scheduled to be held at Kathmandu in Nepal on June 1. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal in association with Nepal Tourism Board, Pacific Asia Travel Association – Nepal Chapter and Nepal Airlines, is organising the 3-day event.

PATA Nepal said that preparations have been completed to host the three-day event that aims to re-define adventure tourism in Nepal. “HTM 2018 is Nepal’s international travel trade show and a business-to-business event for the Himalayan tourism industry, which draws global buyers, Himalayan sellers, travel bloggers, national and International media, travel industry professionals and delegates,” said Sunil Sakya, chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter.

The event, this year, will have 225 foreign delegates from 53 countries, more than 350 local participants, 107 ITBMC delegates, 15 high value speakers, 74 international buyers, over 50 sellers from Nepal and international markets and more than 1,500 business appointments.

HTM 2018 will feature HTM conference – a summit between buyers, sellers, media and tourism industry stakeholders with international experts – to discuss and share contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities in Himalayan tourism.

The event will also host an International Travel Bloggers and Media Conference (ITBMC) that intends to promote Nepal as a most promising tourism destination, bringing together the professional international travel bloggers, international media, travel photographers and a line-up of national and International thought leaders from across the world to observe, share and promote the beauty of Nepal.