The 3 day PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 concluded on 6 February in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Mart was inaugurated by Honble Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan.
The event was divided in two categories; Responsible Tourism Conference on 5 February and the Business to Business meetings on 6 February. There were 19 International Speakers for the conference who presented their views on Responsible Tourism and discussed on issues related to it with the audience. This gave an opportunity for the audience to exchange their opinions on the discussed topics by the speakers.
There were 50 sellers from 13 countries and 36 buyers from 12 countries. PATA Nepal Chapter with Nepal Tourism Board coordinated the participation of 14 private companies in the Mart. The seller companies were Epic Rides Nepal, Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, Himalayan Holidays Travel & Tours, Icefall Adventures, KGH Group Of Hotels, Shangri-la Hotel & Resort Nepal and Tiger Mountain Nepal. Asia Adventure Excursions, Briks Cafe, Hotel Peace Plaza, Mount Kailash Resort, Nepalese Encounters Tours & Travels, Paradise Cafe and Royal Mountain Travel-Nepal joined as Conference Delegates. The Nepal team was led by Mr Suman Pandey, Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter.