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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) […]
3 May 2021

Launch of Destination Tracker aimed at restoring confidence in travel

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is […]
30 April 2021

Japan’s Tourism Board launches Insider Guide to Japan

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders, and off-the-beaten-track adventures. With […]
29 April 2021

Chernobyl as a tourism destination: helping the recovery or just disrespectful ?

The story of Chernobyl is known by many around the globe, a word which when mentioned brings up images of a destroyed and deserted towns or […]
29 April 2021

Only in 2024 will international tourism return to “normal”

A study by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, commissioned by the European Travel Commission (ETC) on trends and prospects in the tourism sector, indicates that […]
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 […]
29 April 2021

Israel launches global campaign to restart tourism

Israel is launching a global campaign to attract vaccinated tourists from the end of May. Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen announced the launch of the campaign […]
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

Time for “effective action” to decarbonise the aviation sector

World Travel Market’s (WTM) Responsible Tourism Advisor Harold Goodwin has called for “effective action” to decarbonise the aviation sector. Goodwin comments come as momentum builds towards […]
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 […]
28 April 2021

Discover the story of the six Tongan teenagers who survived 15 months on a desert island

In 1966, six teenagers from Ha’afeva, an island in the Tonga archipelago, decided to go on an adventure not knowing the perils that lay ahead for […]
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 […]
27 April 2021

Brussels Airlines set to offer new destinations for summer

For the past six months, Brussels Airlines has focused on essential travel, offering mostly flights to and from Africa. However, to meet growing demand for travel […]
27 April 2021

Decarbonising Aviation: further delay will be very expensive

The growth in tourism since 1950 has been facilitated by paid annual holidays and by aviation. Those who live in holiday areas have often suffered from […]
27 April 2021

Braga transforms the Seven Fountains Monument into a sustainable Green Park

The Sete Fontes is a significant set of springs that form a hydraulic system from which, over several centuries, the city of Braga was supplied with […]
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