Singapore aims at Nepali tourists
FROM ISSUE #41 (04 MAY 2001 - 10 MAY 2001) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is planning a campaign to attract Nepali tourists, the first time the island nation will actually be promoting tourism in Nepal. The effort is part of the STB's "New Asia Singapore" under the "Live it up in Singapore" campaign. Last year 12,700 Nepalis visited Singapore, 25 percent on holiday. "We have much more to offer visitors in Singapore and this year we are actually doing some promotion in Nepal," says Leslie Chan, STB Director for South Asia. The promo begins 24 May when the STB and Singapore Airlines will put together a three-day Singapore food festival at the Yak and Yeti Hotel. Nepalis visiting Singapore don't need visas, a bonus for frequent travellers. Chan was in Kathmandu last week for a seminar with Nepali tour operators to inform them of events Singapore was planning, like the Great Singapore Sale, Jazz Festivals, etc.