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1,000 delegates expected at PATA meet in Beijing

1,000 delegates expected at PATA meet in Beijing Up to 1,000 delegates from across the world are gathering in Beijing, next week, for the PATA 60th anniversary celebrations and Annual Conference. The focal point of PATA’s year-long celebrations, it will take place at the China World Hotel from April 9-12. Of the 1,000 registered to attend, there are 460 international delegates, 540 local delegates, seven ministers, 35-diplomats and 180 media persons. Together they represent 66-countries and regions, along with more than 400-organisations, according to PATA.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) commenced its Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM) event in Pokhara, in the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Under the theme ‘Social Give Back: Doing Well by Doing Good’, the conference once again addressed key issues facing responsible travel, and sought to improve awareness regarding sustainable tourism practices.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Friday afternoon declared Nepal Tourism Year 2011 open amidst a colorful ceremony at the Dashrath Stadium.

Norvic International Hospital has set up a health clinic at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) targeting foreign passengers. Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma inaugurated the clinic amid a function on June 5. The hospital opened the clinic after the government requested it to set up the clinic at the country´s only international airport. According to the hospital, all the services provided through the clinic will be free of cost. It will also provide free ambulance service to patients if needed. The hospital is deploying a doctor, a nurse and a health assistant at the post from 7 am till 11 pm.