Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatment

As Sandeep Poudyal trudged along the last stretch of the track leading to Manang, a village in the Nepalese Himalayas overlooked by the towering Annapurna range, all he could think about was the warm bed and hot food waiting in the hotel he had booked for himself and his five Nepalese friends.

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Nepal within 5 Overlooked Destinations Worldwide to Explore in 2018

Nepal within 5 Overlooked Destinations Worldwide to Explore in 2018

The New Year calls for new destinations.

Don’t worry, the world’s most iconic tourist hotspots aren’t going anywhere. So, make a resolution to instead venture from the beaten path in 2018.

It’s time to experience that bucket list destination you never knew you had.

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European nations lead Economist tourism sustainability index

European nations lead Economist tourism sustainability index

France and Germany have topped a new sustainable tourism index from The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The index, sponsored by Chinese tourism conglomerate HNA, is the first of its kind to compare countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism.

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Fern Hotels to operate 3 properties in Nepal by March 2018

Fern Hotels to operate 3 properties in Nepal by March 2018

The company recently started managing the 73 rooms Summit Hotel, a Nepali styled boutique hotel, located 7 km from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Located in the midst of the Valley, yet in a serene and beautifully landscaped location at Kupondole Height, the hotel carries a heritage of 35 years of gracious hospitality and service.

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Most welcoming cities and the effects of over-tourism

Most welcoming cities and the effects of over-tourism

October 31st has been designated by the United Nations as World Cities Day, with the theme ‘Innovative Governance, Open Cities’. To mark the occasion, TravelBird releases a study to further the discussion about sustainable tourism and global urbanization. Singapore is revealed as the most welcoming city, successfully managing their high visitor levels with the best airport in the world and cultivation of a safe city ecosystem.

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