Uttarakhand takes 15 steps to revive tourism

In February 2015, Uttarakhand took the following steps to revive tourism: 1. Himalaya Darshan by Helicopter Uttarakhand Civil Aviation and Tourism Department launched the Himalaya Darshan by helicopter from Sahastrdhara helidrome. The 45- and 90-minute sorties for a closer view of the Himalayan peaks cost INR 5,000 and INR 10,000…

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Nepal Does More to Host More Tourists

Nepal launches a free internet service and new tourism development projects to host more tourists: parks in Ghalegaun, new hotels in Mustang, Lumbini, and Chitwan, Patal Bhubaneshwar Cave, rhododendron festival in Ghumte, and tourism development in the Ruby Valley.

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Five Examples of Adventure Tourism Promotion Strategies

In the last week, both travel companies and destinations unveiled new promotional campaigns to cash in on the fast expanding adventure tourism segment. For example, Nepal slashed the peak royalty for the most sought after peak by more than 50%. Tennessee in the U.S.A. started the process of creating certified adventure tourism districts.

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Maintaining and Promoting Adventure Travel Destinations

This week’s news brief highlights new initiatives taken to promote and preserve the adventure travel and tourism products from various parts of the world. America created a new short hiking package, whereas Australia, South Africa, and Thailand introduced the active travel products to adventure lovers from India.

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Nepal reduces Everest royalty for mountaineers traveling alone

The Government of Nepal approved the Mountaineering Expedition Regulation- 2059 (2002 A.D.) to replace the 1979 Regulation, which was amended in 1984 and 1985. Highlights of the 2002 regulation follow: Minimum age for climbers is 16 years. Royalty for a 1-climber Everest expedition from Southeast ridge route reduced from US…

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ATOI, IMF, MOT plan Brand Himalayas

Duttagupta, Ishanl. (April 22-28, 2012). Himalayan Task. The Economic Times on Sunday. This article compared current status of adventure tourism in the Indian Himalaya with huge possibilities and potential. Although the Indian Himalaya has the largest number of technically challenging and unclimbed peaks, international mountaineers do not plan expeditions to…

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A hiking and trekking trade fair

Adventure is business. TourNatur, the only hiking and trekking trade fair of Germany, confirms the fact. Düsseldorf will host the tenth (10th) trade fair during August 31-September 2, 2012. The fair will focus on various aspects of the hiking and trekking segment: destinations, equipment, maps…  Neither hiking and trekking service…

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4 tourism promotion initiatives by NTB

The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) began an aggressive promotion campaign to attract Indian tourists and travelers and cash in on its adventure and religious attractions. Cultural similarities between two neighbors, pleasant climate and easily available Indian food have already set the stage for the Indians. The board also launched the…

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