The Consulate General of Nepal in New York hosted a tourism promotion event ‘Nepal-The Wonderland of Natural, Cultural and Spiritual Beauty’ in collaboration with the Pacific Asia Travel Association, New York Chapter on Friday.
The programme which coincided with the celebration week of 75th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-US diplomatic relations provided an opportunity to the Consulate to work in collaboration with the professional tourism body to showcase the importance of tourism connectivity between Nepal and USA and promote Nepal’s tourism in New York, according to the Consulate General.
The programme gave a platform to showcase Nepal’s tourism potential and major attractions to Americal audience.
Acting Consul General Bishnu Gautam talked about the major tourism features and attractions of Nepal, recently added tourism infrastructure, facilities and new travel facilitation measures taken by Nepal.
Jeannatte M. Juricic, Regional Director of US State Department of Office of Foreign Missions, Regional Office New York joined the event in solidarity to promote Nepal-US ties and tourism connectivity.
Ambassador Amrit Bahadur Rai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN in New York, shared Nepal’s perspective on international tourism and the unique potentialities of Nepal to become an international tourism hub of adventure tourism, recreation, cultural and spiritual learning and yoga and meditation, among others.
The event was organized as a part of Consulate’s efforts to convey a message that after pandemic Nepal is re-open for travel and tourism and Nepal is eager to welcoming US tourists in Nepal.
Dr. Seth Sicroff, writer and a 14 times visitor of Nepal since 1974 and CEO of Sir Edmund Hillary Medal Project and Vanessa O’ Brien, British-American Mountaineer, Everest Summiteer, and holder of Guinness World Record including on the first woman to reach earth’s highest and deepest points on earth (Everest and Challenger deep) shared their experiences in Nepal, and what make them lured to Nepal.