Nepal’s permanent representative to the UN Gyan Chandra Acharya highlighted Nepal’s tourism attractions and urged tour operators and the media to pledge their support to making the NTY 2011 campaign a success. He stressed that the economic prosperity of Nepal will lead to the sustained peace in the country and tourism is the best option in doing so by creating income and employment opportunities for the people.
Similarly, NTB chief executive officer Prachanda Man Shrestha acknowledged the great value of US visitors to Nepal’s travel industry and informed the tour operators and the media about the new product offerings during NTY 2011.
Two Everest summiteers - Joe Yannuzzi and Sophie Denis - were also declared ‘Honorary Goodwill Ambassadors’ during the event in the US for NTY 2011. The programme was attended by more than 80 US tour operators and members of the media, officials of the Nepal Permanent Mission and friends of Nepal in New York City.
Press release featured in the following media:
Oct 21, 2010 NTY-11 promo in NY to attract US visitors I The Himalayan Times
Oct 21, 2010 NTB launches NTY 2011 in US National I Ekantipur
Oct 21, 2010 Nepal Tourism Board - Sudhan Subedi I DC Nepal
Oct 22, 2010 NTY 2011 launched in New York I Nepal News
Oct 22, 2010 NTY launch in New York I Ghale
Oct 22, 2010 NEPAL TOURISM YEAR 2011 LAUNCHED IN NEW YORK I NAM News Network