International Air Transport Industry achieves safest year on record in 2017

International Air Transport Industry achieves safest year on record in 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The International Air Transport Industry achieved its safest year on record in 2017, with a total of 10 major accidents involving western built aircraft resulting in 55 fatalities. This represents a loss rate approaching one major accident for every 4 million flights, further reinforcing the fact that flying remains the safest form of travel.

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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 Tourism Industry Contributes 3.6 Percent to GDP

Nepal Tourism Industry Contributes 3.6 Percent to GDP

Kathmandu: Nepal’s travel and tourism industry’s contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) stood at 3.6 percent as the economic activities in the sector generated 800 million U.S. dollars, a report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed.

The global body representing the travel and tourism private sector stated that the contribution of the travel and tourism sector to the economy has been calculated based on income generated by industries such as hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger transportation. But it also includes, for example, the activities of the restaurant and leisure industries directly supported by tourists.

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Guardian names Nepal as No 1 travel destination

Guardian names Nepal as No 1 travel destination

Nepal has secured the top spot in the list of 10 best places to travel published by the British newspaper The Guardian. In its report titled, ‘How to plan a post-Brexit holiday—from Serbia to the Lake District’, the online edition of the popular newspaper has placed Nepal on No 1 spot.

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Business owners don’t trust TripAdvisor

Business owners don’t trust TripAdvisor

The Center for Consumer Freedom, which runs BadTripAdvisors.com, released the results of a survey of business owners in the tourism industry. The results show there’s little faith in TripAdvisor. According to the poll, 80% of business owners think TripAdvisor’s rating system can be easily abused. Additionally, 82% believe that TripAdvisor should require reviewers to post a receipt showing that they had actually patronized the business they’re reviewing-a verification check that TripAdvisor has refused to implement despite being plagued by fake reviews.

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