Nepal to host PATA Adventure Travel Mart 2011

Nepal is hosting the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Adventure Travel Mart and Responsible Tourism Conference 2011. Nepal was selected host for the event as the country is celebrating the year 2011 as Nepal Tourism Year.

The four-day event will be organized at Fulbari Resort & Spa in Pokhara from Feb 7.

The event is expected to bring together people involved in adventure travel and responsible tourism and create new opportunities for promoting environmental protection and social sustainability within the industry, PATA said in a statement. "Located in the western region, in the lap of the magnificent 6993 m high Mt Machhapuchhre and with Lake Fewa serenely shining right in the middle of the city, Pokhara attracts thousands of tourists every year. The seven big and small lakes in the vicinity also give the name Lake City to Pokhara and serves to make it one of the most idyllic tourist destinations in Nepal," PATA has described Pokhara in the statement. Nepal had also hosted PATA Adventure Travel Mart and Responsible Tourism Conference 2010. (Source: TAAN)