Silver Heritage Group Limited and its Nepal operating subsidiary, Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa, Lumbini, are pleased to announce the selection of Tiger Palace Resort as the Official Hotel for the first Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM) 2019 that is being held in Lumbini, Nepal in January.
BITM is organised by the 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 a 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 20km of Gautam Buddha Airport and within 10km of Tiger Palace Resort.
Mike Bolsover, Managing Director & CEO, Silver Heritage Group Limited 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.”
Tiger Palace Resort is Nepal’s leading FDI-funded tourism destination in Bhairahawa, Lumbini, with over US$52m of capital spent to date. It is a 5-star integrated entertainment resort spread over 22 acres with 100 rooms and two villas catering to domestic and international tourists, alike. The Resort offers multiple food & beverage outlets, recreational facilities and also features Nepal’s largest swimming-pool. Since opening in early 2018, Tiger Palace Resort, has welcomed over 100,000 guests from countries including China, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Tiger Palace Resort is a crucial driver of inbound tourism for Lumbini, Bhairahawa, and the broader Terai area. The Resort has also created over 700 new jobs for Nepali’s and is a leading light in the development of FDI projects in Nepal.