Tourism key to foster trade in least developed countries

Tourism key to foster trade in least developed countries

Tourism represents 7% of all international trade and is of increasing relevance to the trade community. Tourism is part of services trade, accounting for 30% of the world’s trade in services. This is particularly true for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), where it represents 7% of total exports of goods and services, a figure that stands at 10% for non-oil LDC exporters.

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Travelers Say : Why Nepal ?

Travelers Say : Why Nepal ?

Nepal is a country made up of many different landscapes including forests and mountains. It is a secular country, with various religions being practiced within it, the two main being Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a republic country with the monarchy being ended during the Nepalese Civil war in 2008 ending the reign of the last Hindu monarchy in the world. It’s capital, Kathmandu, is a thriving and vibrant city, hosting many travelers due to it being the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas. The Tourism Times wanted to find out more about what draws travelers to Kathmandu and the highlights that stand out for tourists visiting the area. I spoke to several people and asked them about their experience in Nepal and Kathmandu to find out about the interesting things they had been up to.

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Why “Transformative Travel” Will Be the Travel Trend of 2017

Why “Transformative Travel” Will Be the Travel Trend of 2017

“Experiential travel” became the travel trend of 2016. Rather than just visiting far-flung locations, vacationers were looking for ways to tap into native cultures, meaningfully interact with locals, and feel like far more than a tourist. So where does a thoughtful traveler go from there? What’s next?

Industry leaders are saying that “transformational travel” is the next evolution. It has similar elements of experiential travel, but taken a step further—it’s travel motivated and defined by a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development, and a deeper communion with nature and culture.

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PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change

PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change

BANGKOK – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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