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Six Online Travel Businesses Launch New Creative Campaigns

The March 2014 witnessed the creative ideas of Hotels.com, FindmyFare.com, Expedia, Travelocity, and Ebooker. These online travel businesses spent huge amount of money to lure more travelers to the online shops. UNWTO, the daddy of tourism sector, set up an online room to create awareness about trafficking in people and products. Continue reading

Measures to Make Everest Safe Place for Mountaineers
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Measures to Make Everest Safe Place for Mountaineers

Have you ever imagined renting the peaks of the Himalayas? Nepal is thinking to lease some peaks to private companies. In March 2014, Nepal also mooted other ideas to make Mount Everest a clean and safe place for mountaineers from different parts of the world: ban on solo climbs, new waste disposal rule, installation of a ladder near Hillary Step, and separate ropes for both ascending and descending mountaineers. Continue reading

Half Day at Ladakh Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda)
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Half Day at Ladakh Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda)

Ladakh Shanti Stupa, the Peace Pagoda, is an easy and a short walk from the heart of Leh town. The stupa complex lends itself to the views of the town and its famous landmarks and barren mountains of the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. Continue reading

Where Would You Like to Work?
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Where Would You Like to Work?

This week adventure job list includes opportunities to work in Antarctica, the Himalayas, and other wilderness areas. The list features employers based in Australia, Nepal, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Continue reading

Five Online Travel Acquisitions
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Five Online Travel Acquisitions

In March 2014, big companies including HomeAway and Priceline acquired online properties focusing on different niches such as travel information, online travel marketing, mobile app, and online travel booking. Continue reading

Do I need permission to book GMVNL rest houses in Gangotri?
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Do I need permission to book GMVNL rest houses in Gangotri?

Yes. You need permission of the Forest Department of Uttarakhand to book Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited’s (G.M.V.N.L.) rest houses …Read the Rest

Combine Charity, Retirement, Video Games with Adventure Trip
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Combine Charity, Retirement, Video Games with Adventure Trip

In March 2014, adventure travel tourism segment noticed enthusiasm for active charity and retirement trips. Moreover, a video shooting game developer and publisher planned to set a new game in the loftiest Himalayas. Let’s check the outcome of these new developments. Continue reading

Lure of Leh Palace
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Lure of Leh Palace

Leh Palace, a national public ticketed monument, is located in Leh town. The monument visible from almost all parts of the town lends itself to the panoramic views of the Leh Valley. The palace is therefore a perfect place for taking pictures of the brown landscape and the town. Continue reading

Be an Adventure Tourism Instructor, Manager, or Writer
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Be an Adventure Tourism Instructor, Manager, or Writer

This week’s adventure jobs require direct and indirect contact with wilderness. The employers are from Australia, Canada, India, Nepal, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Apply for the job of your choice before the deadline. Continue reading

9-21% Increase in Leh Hotel Room Tariff
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9-21% Increase in Leh Hotel Room Tariff

You will need more money for your upcoming Leh trips, because Leh increased room tariff for both guesthouses and hotels. Actual increase ranges from INR 50 per night for an economy guesthouse room to INR 350 per night for a Deluxe-A hotel room. Continue reading

Ibibo Acquires, Forms Alliance to Enrich Travel Content
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Ibibo Acquires, Forms Alliance to Enrich Travel Content

Ibibo acquired YourBus.in and Goibibo signed an agreement with Sprylogics to expand the online travel content inventory and customer base in March 2014. These strategic corporate developments transcended all geographical borders to strengthen and to globalize the businesses. Continue reading

Adventure Tourism Products from Jammu and Kashmir
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Adventure Tourism Products from Jammu and Kashmir

This winter Jammu and Kashmir hosted different events to promote tourism and lengthen the tourist season. For example, Gulmarg hosted National Ski and Snowboarding Championship and Snow Fiesta in February 2014. Pahalgam organized a snow festival, whereas a number of tourism stakeholders reviewed arrangements for the upcoming pilgrimage season. Continue reading

So-so Food at Moon Land Restaurant
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So-so Food at Moon Land Restaurant

Moon Land Restaurant in Leh serves okay food in a well-lit space. A meal at least costs INR 250 for two people. The vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurant at Fort Road closes during autumn and winter. Continue reading

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