Nepal is home to the Himalayas, one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world. Known by most as the home of Mt. Everest, this region has so much more to offer than mountain trekking. A beacon for adventure tourism, one can trek through the Annapurna circuit, go zip lining through high mountain peaks, walk among glacial lakes, bird watch, spy for animals on a safari, white water raft on pristine rivers or spend days learning about Buddhism in the birthplace of Buddha.
With so many breathtaking activities to choose from it is no wonder that the Nepal Ministry of Culture and Tourism is doing their best to promote the region to the world. For the second year in a row from June 1-3rd 2018 Kathmandu will be hosting the Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM) . This event is Nepal’s international travel trade show, a B2B (Business to Business) event for the Himalayan Tourism Industry that avails the remarkable gathering of Global Buyers, Himalayan Sellers, Travel Bloggers, National and International Media, Travel Industry Professionals and Delegates. A three day conference will take place allowing buyers interested in the Himalayan region to meet with sellers. An international travel bloggers and media conference will also take place bringing bloggers and media outlets together to experience the breathtaking opportunities that exist in Nepal. It is a unique platform fostering networking, sharing knowledge, gaining insight and developing business opportunities.
This International tourism conference and meet up is hosted by the Government of Nepal in conjunction with PATA Nepal. Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 87 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 31 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 61 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.
If you are a travel agent or own a tour company you can register to attend the Himalayan Travel Mart. If accepted the cost is just $300, which includes International Airfare, hotel accommodations and a pre conference tour of Kathmandu. Besides these great perks you also get to meet with sellers in the Himalayan region offering fantastic tours, accommodations, airfares and much more opportunities. Fill out your application to attend by visiting http://htmnepal.com/program/buyers-sellers-meet/ and looking for the buyer registration form.
For bloggers, influencers, travel photographers and media outlets the opportunity to attend the Himalayan Travel Mart is one you won't want to miss. The Himalayan Travel Mart will be selecting a handful of people with interest in Nepal to come and experience the Himalayas. Included for those accepted is International Airfare, hotel accommodations, access to the conference and a pre conference FAM trip.
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The best part about this conference is the opportunity to see Nepal and all its beauty, mystery and culture. The conference is offering several itineraries for pre conference trips ranging from 2-10 nights. You can experience the deep rooted culture of Nepal at Buddhas birthplace, view the many marvels of architecture in Kathmandu, experience the real way of life during a homestay in a Nepalese village. For the adventurous you can white water raft, trek through mountains and search for animals in the jungle. More about the FAM trips . For more about unique experiences and things to do in Nepal you can visit the Nepal tourism website.