The ‘Buddhist International Travel Mart’ will be held in Lumbini with the goal of promoting travel to Gautam Buddha’s birthplace. The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), the Nepal Tourism Board, and other organizations supporting the event have set May 11–13 as the dates for it.According to NATTA President Ramesh Thapa, over 200 people are expected to attend the event with the theme “Explore the Buddha Land,” including tourism business owners, Buddhist vikkhus, representatives from Buddhist associations, tour operators, and national tourism council representatives from over a dozen nations, including Nepal, China, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, and Korea.
The event, which will take place at the Lumbini-based Hotel Pawan Palace, will feature presentations on the development of tourism and its potential in Lumbini and Nepal. The estimated cost of the occasion is Rs. 16 million.Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary, the chief minister of Lumbini Province, will open the three-day gathering.