Caring mountains and tourist spots: forward-looking planning is an urgent priority

Caring mountains and tourist spots: forward-looking planning is an urgent priority

The tourism industry is an enormous industry comprising of several sectors such as hospitality, travel, tours, transport, attractions, and entertainments. All these activities are interconnected and linked. Tourism contributes significantly to the economic development of a nation and is one of the biggest sources of foreign currency earning that create jobs on a larger scale. Unlike other sectors of economic activities, tourism creates jobs in remote areas where job opportunities are scarce. Local hotels, restaurants,…

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Faulty Trekking Permit System to be scrapped

Faulty Trekking Permit System to be scrapped

Upamanyu Raman Trekking is one of the major tourism activities in Nepal.  The topography of the country has provided magnificent avenues for tourists, travelers, and mountaineers. Nepal has attracted thousands of trekkers from around the world. History of the organized and commercial trek in Nepal started in 1960. Every year thousands of adventurist trekkers flock to Nepal. Trekking business has become a leading tourist activity. Travel and trekking agencies are the main service providers whose…

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Ilam A confluence of organic tea production and agrotourism

Ilam A confluence of organic tea production and agrotourism

Narendra Kumar Gurung The history of tea dates back to ancient China as far as five thousand years. According to legend, Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea in 2732 B.C when leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot of boiling water. The production and consumption of tea that started in China now encompass every part of the globe that connects people from one to another. The history of tea production in Nepal is also…

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Time to Halt Mountaineering: Let the Himalayas recuperate

Time to Halt Mountaineering: Let the Himalayas recuperate

Nepal is home of thousands of snow-capped mountain peaks. The Himalayan range occupies most of Nepal and extends into the Tibet region of China.  The Nepal-Tibet border roughly follows the line of the highest part of the range better known as the Great Himalayas, featuring several of the world’s highest peaks: Sagarmatha, the highest point on earth 8,848m, Kanchenjunga 8,586m, Makalu 8,463m, Dhaulagiri I 8,167 m, Manaslu I 8,163m, Annapurna I 8,091m nestled  with hundreds…

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World could see 1.8 billion tourists by 2030 – UN agency

World could see 1.8 billion tourists by 2030 – UN agency

By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said.
Speaking with UN News, Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of UNWTO, highlighted the role of travel and tourism in impacting global developments and making the world a better place. 

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