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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Millennial travelers prioritize feeling pampered, trip activities and culinary experiences when planning a trip

Millennial travelers prioritize feeling pampered, trip activities and culinary experiences when planning a trip

More than half of all travelers across the three countries said budget was a primary factor when planning a trip, but Japanese Millennials and Australian Baby Boomers are the least budget conscious; more than 40 percent said budget was not a primary factor

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Himalaya Airlines bags “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” award

Himalaya Airlines bags “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” award

Himalaya Airlines (H9), private international airline of Nepal, takes an honor to receive an award for “Leading New International Airlines in South Asia” at South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017event held at Equator Village, Addu City, Maldives on October 28, 2017. In a gala event, organized by SATA, Ms. Ibthishama Ahmeed Saeed, General Manager – Gan International Airport presented the award to Ms. Ujjwala Dali, Head of Department – Brand and Service Improvement Department in the Gold Category under visitor’s choice.

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