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Nepal re-positions itself on global tourism map, receives best award

The world’s famous travel publisher – Lonely Planet – awarded Nepal ‘Best in Travel 2015′ award at World Travel Market 2014 (WTM 2014) today.
Khumbu Region of Nepal has been awarded as one of the top 10 regions to travel by Lonely Planet under Best in Travel 2015 category.
The four-day long global travel and tourism exchange platform – WTM 2014 – concluded in London yesterday.
World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry which caters top travel trade companies and government tourism organisations from around the world for promoting business and exchange new ideas and travel trend.
This year Nepal’s stand at the World Travel Market 2014 was designed based on Nepali pagoda style temple having intricate wooden carvings festooned with prayer flags around the stall showcasing its nature and cultural products.
The visitors asked about nature, culture, adventure at the Nepal stall.
Nepali delegation – led by minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Deepak Chandra Amatya – had joint secretary at the ministry Sadhu Ram Sapkota along with senior officials of Nepal Tourism Board and 12 travel trade companies.
Meanwhil, minister Amatya also attended UNWTO and World Travel Market Ministers’ Summit at the World Travel Market 2014.
Participants at the UNWTO and World Travel Market Ministers’ Summit stressed that ‘immense synergies’ between mega-events as tourism should be used to generate long-term benefits for the destinations and its people.
Speaking at the opening the Summit, UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai stressed on infrastructure development, investment, job-creation, involvement of local community for organising mega events.