Kathmandu, Apr. 11
The Embassy of Nepal in South Korea participated in the 10th Tour Expo Daegu Gyeongbuk 2012.
This was the first time the Nepalese Embassy in Korea officially attended the fair.
The Daegu Gyeongbuk travel fair is one of the four important travel fairs of the Republic of Korea after the Busan and Seoul International Travel Fair, according to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).
The European, Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, including Nepal, India and Sri Lanka, participated in the fair.
A large number of visitors visited the Nepal pavilion on the first day of the exhibition and had shown their keen interest in Lumbini, the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha and natural beauties of Nepal.
During the exhibition, the Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of Nepal met with the representatives of the travel and tour operators and discussed about the promotion of tourism between Nepal and Korea.
He also met with Dong-gu Kim, Chairman of the Daegu Chamber of Commerce and Industries at the latter’s office and requested the Chairman to encourage potential investors to invest in Nepal in the tourism, agriculture, infrastructures and hydropower sectors.
The International Travel Fair was inaugurated by Yeon Soo Kim, Vice Mayor of Daegu Metropolitan city and In Seon Lee, Vice Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do province at the Exhibition and Convention Centre in Daegu amidst a ceremony on April 6. The four-day expo concluded on April 9.
The Daegu Metropolitan City with about 2.5 million population is one of the major outbound tourist destinations in Korea.