VNY2020 Promoted in Hong Kong International Travel Expo
Kathmandu – Nepal participated in the 33rd International Travel Expo (ITE) & the 14th MICE Travel Expo in Hong Kong from 13-16 June 2019. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) participated in the fair with six tourism companies as co-exhibitors representing Nepal in the global event and exchange program.
ITE Hong Kong is the city’s only travel fair, is the successful combinations of leisure, MICE and theme travels, and visitors of trade, professional and affluent FIT; featuring of some 50 highly popular travel seminar in public days with some filling up by 200 audiences, as compared to the nearly 30 travel and MICE seminars in trade days; and its profiles of highly international exhibitors and regional trade visitors, etc.
Occupying Hall 1 A to Hall 1E of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, ITE Hong Kong held for the trade and professional from June 13 and 14 and for the public from June 15to 16.
The two trade days had over 12000 trade and MICE visitors of which over 70 percent from Hong Kong and some 30 percent from mainland China and abroad; and in the other two public days approximately 80 thousand visited the fair. ITE combines a trade fair and a FIT travel fair.
There were around 650 exhibitors, of which 15 were the NTOs of different countries and remaining were the travel agencies and tour operators. Nepal booth located near the entrance of Hall 1C had attracted hundreds of visitors to the stall. The affluent travelers have presented theme travels and were also briefed about the national campaign Visit Nepal Year 2020.
Nepal Tourism Board distributed free souvenirs like peacock window, Buddha Statue, and posters of Everest, Pokhara & Lumbini beside other related tourism information.
On trade days, tour operators/travel agents were briefed about the campaign and requested their assistance in promoting Nepal through their websites/catalogs. On the public days, visitors collected travel information like travel map and product details, and asked questions especially those about the last mile! Visitors were also offered various great offers from the participating companies, some were unique travel products while others at good prices. The participating companies were Apoorva Tours Pvt. Ltd, Dragon Holidays, Koili Tours Pvt. Ltd, Nepal Big Mountain Travel Pvt. Ltd, One Himalayan Adventure Pvt. Ltd and Outdoor Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Nepal Tourism Board was represented by Santosh Bikram Thapa, Sr. Officer and Pradip Basnet, Officer. Mr. Kamal Prasad Bhattarai, Consul General of Nepal, in Hong Kong, NRN Hong Kong and Nepal Hongkong Chamber of Commerce presidents also visited the Nepal booth.
Organized by TKS Exhibition Services Ltd., ITE Hong Kong is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Macao Government Tourism Office, Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, MICE and trade associations, etc.