Covid-19


Pankaj Pradhananga lives in Kathmandu and has over 2 decades of experience in the Tourism industry. He is a Director of Four Season Travel & Tours, Charter President of Tourism Toastmasters Club, Consultant of International Development Institute. He is also an adjunct faculty member in a number of Business schools. He successfully led accessible Tourism initiatives in the Himalayan region. He runs a Talkshow ‘Beyond Limits by Himalayan Storyteller’. He was featured on the cover page of Toastmasters Int’l magazine’s global issue of Dec 2018. Pankaj can be followed : Instagram  Youtube and Twitter

3 May 2021

What can the tourism industry learn from ancient philosophers?

The global tourism industry is at the most testing times as the headlines of tourism performance indicates the grim reporting by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) […]
29 April 2021

Travel and Tourism industry welcomes European Parliament vote on “EU Covid-19 Certificates”

Europe’s aviation, travel and tourism sectors fully welcome yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament on the EU’s proposed Digital Green Certificate Regulation, setting trilogue negotiations between […]
28 April 2021

Empty middle seats reduce contagion risk on planes, a new CDC study shows

New research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revealing that airlines can significantly reduce the risk of passengers being exposed to […]
28 April 2021

European hospitality industry calls for a stronger focus by the European Institutions on the sector’s recovery

11 associations and trade unions representing the European hospitality industry and its value chain warmly welcome this week’s discussions at EU level on the survival of […]
28 April 2021

Passenger travel to Belgium from India, Brazil and South Africa is banned

Following an electronic meeting of Belgium’s Consultative Committee yesterday, the country has put a temporary ban on all passenger traffic from India, Brazil and South Africa […]
27 April 2021

Kazakhstan launches new QazVac vaccine

Kazakhstan has produced and distributed the first batch of QazVac, the country’s first Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been developed on the basis of the Kazakh […]
26 April 2021

Fully vaccinated Americans to be able to visit the EU this summer

US nationals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to travel to the European Union this summer, announced the President of the European […]
26 April 2021

Bar and restaurant terraces to reopen in Belgium on 8th May

Following Friday’s Consultative Committee meeting and the consequent press conference held, the latest relaxations of the current Covid-19 restrictions in Belgium have been announced. Covering both […]
26 April 2021

US Travel & Tourism sector suffered a loss of $766 billion in 2020

The annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today revealed the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector suffered a significant loss […]
23 April 2021
airport

US State Department to add more than 100 Countries to ‘Do Not Travel’ list

This week the U.S. State Department announced its “Do Not Travel” guidance would be expanded to cover about 80% of countries worldwide. The statement referred to […]
21 April 2021

Maldives to offer Covid-19 vaccine to all arriving tourists

Authorities in Maldives have announced that all tourists would receive the Covid-19 vaccine upon arrival. The measure is part of a plan in that country that […]
21 April 2021

Vaccinated people to be granted prayer permit to visit Mecca and Medina

For a second year in a row, the holy days of Ramadan will be observed under strict coronavirus restrictions in Saudi Arabia. Safety measures will remain […]
19 April 2021

IATA and Eurofins partner to boost travel with testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. Eurofins is a leader in bio-analytical […]
16 April 2021

Harmonized travel protocols to bolster tourism’s survival

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital […]
16 April 2021

Pandemics and other key challenges: wake-up call to go beyond multilateralism – 10 thesis for Omnilateralism

This 21st century is confronting us with the need to restructure our way of international relations and cooperation. 1. Never in our history, humans have been […]
16 April 2021

Only in 2023 will tourism in Portugal return to what it was in 2019

“Calculate how many travelers crossed Portugal during a century then tell us: do you believe that the foreigner reaches the end of his pilgrimage without spending […]
Send this to a friend