Natasha Shrestha has been awarded PATA Personality of the Year 2013.
The 38th PATA annual general meeting held here today, at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu honoured Russian-born managing director of Avia Club Nepal Shrestha for her contribution to establish air sports in Nepal.
On the occasion, PATA Youth Forum – to prepare the Next Generation in tourism industry – was launched at the initiation of PATA Nepal Chapter, according to chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter Suman Pandey.
On the occasion, member of Constituent Assembly (CA) Gagan Thapa stressed on encouraging companies from other countries to send incentive tours to Nepal. "Boost in tourism can alleviate poverty," he said, urging the youth to realise poverty free Nepal.
Likewise, chief secretary Lilamani Poudel stressed on responsible tourism and the concept of giving back to the community.The meeting also decided to plan for a successful The Himalayan Travel Mart on May 29-31.