KATHMANDU: In a bid to promote Nepal, the Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), held a business to business (B2B) meeting and Nepal Presentation Programme in Bengaluru, India on November 19.

The objective was to bring together eminent personalities from tourism communities from both India and Nepal, especially to enhance business networks and find business opportunities in the field of tourism, the HAN said in a press statement.

Keeping in mind the government’s announcement of ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ to garner global attention towards Nepal in bringing 2 million tourists, the event highlighted Nepal’s many tourism attractions: its unique geography with rich diversity in flora and fauna; the country’s rich cultural heritage sites; its establishment as a renowned Hinduism and Buddhism circuit and its popularity as an ultimate adventure destination.

Furthermore, HAN shared how Lonely Planet, a leading source in global tourism, has ranked Kathmandu number 5 out of 10 in must visit destinations of 2018 and how the Nepal tourism community will continue striving to promote Nepal as a prime tourist destination.

HAN also underlined the importance of the private sector to capitalize on this opportunity to reap the colossal benefits that the industry has to offer.