President Obama Signs Proclamation to Implement Nepal Preference Program

Washington – U.S. President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to implement the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (“TFTEA”), which creates a trade preference program for Nepal.  The TFTEA officially provides duty-free treatment for dozens of types of imports from Nepal that meet specific eligibility criteria, including certain types of carpets, headgear, shawls,

Tourism Secretary: ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ campaign to be ‘upscaled’

That’s what sums up reactions to plans earlier announced by the Department of Tourism to replace the “It’s More Fun In the Philippines” slogan. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo recounted a comment she received from an international tourism official who felt that “It’s More Fun in the Philippines,” launched in 2012 under her predecessor Ramon Jimenez,

Everesteer Sapkota climbs Australia’s highest peak

A Nepali climber has successfully climbed the Mt Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia. Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, a resident of Ramechhap district, stood atop the 2,228-metre peak on November 14 at 15:42 hrs. The Mt Kosciuszko is one of the world’s seven summits. Sapkota, who is also the executive member of Everest Summiteers Association, said

British tourism suffers post-Brexit slump

A luxury double room in four-star hotel in Kensington for only £5 more than twin bunk beds in a nearby backpackers’ hostel: one consequence of the slump in hotel occupancy and rates for London since the EU referendum. Sterling has fallen by more than 10 per cent against the euro and dollar since the vote

Aurangabad to host first SAARC Tourism Summit in October

Central Maharashtra town of Aurangabad, where the world famous Ajanta-Ellora caves are located, will host the country’s first SAARC Tourism Summit that will explore opportunities in tourism promotion. The two-day meet will be organised in the second week of October. The summit is also aimed at tapping FDI under ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make in

NSG to training, visas to tourism: Outcomes from PM Modi’s Japan visit

After talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, it wasn’t just the nuclear deal and strong statement on terrorism that were the highlights of the visit. The outcomes of the visit ranged from support for India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, easing of Indian student visas, a clear timetable for Mumbai-Ahmedabad


Lindblad Expeditions, DER Committed to the World Initiative by DER Touristik and Tompkins Conservation were presented with the 2016 World Tourism Awards today, 7 November 2016, the opening day of World Travel Market London at Excel Centre. Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, multi Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter as well as world renowned travel expert,

France plans security measures to reassure Asian tourists: paper

France plans to bring in more police units and surveillance cameras to reassure Asian tourists put off by robberies and militant attacks and avoid a sharp drop in visitor numbers, daily newspaper Le Figaro said on Sunday. France is the most popular country in the world for tourists with almost 85 million visitors last year

China to Take Tourists to Space Aboard World’s Biggest Spaceplane

 China is developing what could be the world’s biggest spaceplane, and it will fly up to 20 passengers to space. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing has designed a simple, one-piece spaceplane that could be scaled up to carry more people. According to a report from New Scientist, Lui Haiquang, an academy

Nepal, India, Bhutan, Indonesia oppose Swaziland’s bid to sell rhino horn at UN meeting

It was a big, and ultimately doomed, proposal from a small country at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa: legalise the international sale of rhino horn because a 1977 ban on its trade has failed to stop the scourge of poaching. The African kingdom of Swaziland, which has 73 rhinos, said Monday that it