Nepal Tourist Board roadshows have been scheduled for agents and operators this month as the country targets two million tourists by 2020.

The UK trade promotion comes as the Nepalese government announced ‘Visit Nepal 2020 – Lifetime Experience’ as its latest tourism promotion.

Construction of new international airports and tourism infrastructure development is being prioritised as part of the international tourism push.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has spearheaded reconstruction and renovation of all heritage sites damaged during the 2015 earthquake and are close to completion.

Patan and Kathmandu heritage areas were recently opened to the public and more than 70% of reconstruction has been finalised.

Eight new hotels are due to open this year following expansion of accommodation options in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other urban areas of Nepal.

Tourist arrivals from the UK were up by 15% to 63,086 last year from 2017 and overall tourist numbers grew by 25% to 1.1 million.

The UK roadshows will provide a platform for new initiatives, selling methods, promotions and visibility of Nepal as an adventurous, safe and exciting destination.

The roadshows are planned for:

• January 21 – Jojolapa Bar & Restaurant, Birmingham
• January 22 – The Castlefield Rooms, Manchester
• January 23 – We the Curious, Bristol

A prize draw will be held at each event to win an eight-day holiday for two to Nepal.