New Silver Heritage Group and its Nepal operating subsidiary, Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa, Lumbini, are pleased to announce selection of Tiger Palace Resort as the official hotel for the first Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM) 2019 being held in Lumbini, Nepal from January 10th -12th, 2019.
BITM is organised by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation in conjunction with the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) is the implementing partner of the event.
The event is expected to establish Nepal as a premium tourism destination as well as spiritual destination through Buddhist travel mart exploring the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal. This will acquaint leading tour operators with Nepal’s tourism products and services and thus will create the opportunity for niche tourism market for pilgrimage in Nepal. BITM will help to develop Lumbini as one of the predominant travel destination. Nepal’s second international airport ‘Gautam Buddha International Airport’ in Bhairahawa, Nepal is due to open in 2019 which will enable international travellers to fly directly to Lumbini, within 20 km of Gautam Buddha Airport and within 10 km of Tiger Palace Resort.
Mike Bolsover, Managing Director & CEO, Silver Heritage Group said, “It is a great honour and privilege for Tiger Palace Resort to be chosen by NATTA and NTB as the official hotel for the first Buddhist International Tourism Mart 2019. This is a great initiative to showcase the diverse tourism offerings of Nepal with a product where Nepal has a comparative advantage over the other neighbouring countries.”
Achyut Guragain, Member Secretary, Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM) further commented, “Buddhist International Travel Mart event will be held in Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa, the official Hotel for the event in Bhairahawa, Nepal.”