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  • Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stopped after damage of three bridges

    16,August New Delhi: The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra was suspended on Monday after two bridges were damaged in Mangti and one in Simkhola. Additionally, a road was blocked at Ailagad, leading to the termination of the Yatra. It is said that the flow of the river karnali  is alarming, which can also disrupt the pilgrimage. Earlier in June, the Ministry of External Affairs  (MEA) had confirmed that the pilgrims visiting Kailash Mansarovar through Nathu-la in Sikkim faced some difficulties from the Chinese side, adding...

    Berlin’s economy benefits from tourism like never before

    15 Aug 2017   BERLIN – The tourism industry in Berlin has broken yet another record. Over the past two years, the gross amount of revenue generated by visitors to the German capital has climbed by about €1 billion to 11.58 billion euros a year. This is the result of a new 2016 study on tourism as an economic factor conducted by dwif-Consulting GmbH for visitBerlin. The positive trend continued in the first half of 2017: the number of overnight stays in hotels...

    You’ve got to arrive well: Global Jet Centre discusses growing role in medical tourism

    09Aug 2017 Medical tourism conjures up images of rich clients arriving in style from across continents into topnotch healthcare facilities and flying back fully restored to health. As the world shifts into high gear on globalization, medical tourism scales unprecedented growth. Intercontinental medical treatments are becoming more popular than ever before. Many cities across the world have already repositioned themselves as medical tourism destinations. Several countries are developing programs to build their own dedicated healthcare hubs for international patients....

    Half of Americans plan to use sharing economy services for summer travel in 2017

    7 August RICHMOND, VA. – The popularity of the sharing economy for summer travel booking has tripled within two years, with 50 percent of travelers likely (26 percent very/ 25 percent somewhat) to use services like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb this year compared to 36 percent in 2016 and 17 percent in 2015, according to the third annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index released  by Allianz Global Assistance USA. The first year-on-year survey to track consumer confidence in the sharing economy market for travel planning...

    Good service available for expedition in Nepal: Zhang Wei

      Zhang Wei, chairperson of 14 Peaks Expedition, has organized most of expeditions organized in Nepal helping to develop the mountain tourism. The Himalayan News talked with him about his career as expedition leader and experiences in his career. How long have you been in this field? I have been climbing mountains for 12 years and I have been a climb leader for about 7 years. What helped you to develop interest in this field? The beauty of snowcapped...

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