• How can International Community can help tourism sector to recover after Eathquake?

    07 Aug

    nepalhelp

    This is the another question of #TTOT in discussion topic Nepal, which was held on 4th August of 2015.

    If you missed last time, see this was the first question:

    What are the concerns of tourist about travelling to Nepal Now after Earthquake   http://nepflights.com/blog/what-are-the-concerns-of-tourist-about-travelling-to-nepal/

     

    Nepal is always well supported by every country. Specially after earthquake, We all know thousands of people were on ground to help and also millions were supported remotely. Which is the significant reason how Nepal started recovering fast. But the tourism industry which likely to be the long term affected need more supports and more time.

    If you are thinking how can you help Tourism of Nepal, here are the suggestion we got from lots of people, who were on #TTOT discussion.

    1. Promote & support credible tour operators associations or organisations that we know to get the message out that “doors are open”

    2. Show people it’s still beautiful and encourage clients not to be put off of travelling.

    3. Travel with responsible tour operators like our friends and help the economy, stay & buy local.

    4. Promote it. But responsibly. Talk about it. Spread the word! .

    5. Promote for ex. Nepal Embassy in Singapore, Thailand and Laos “Nepal is Safe”.

    6. Visit! Talk about Nepal! Write posts about Nepal! Promote aid organisations helping the rebuild and recovery

    7. Share information, educate & find out what is needed by communicating with the tourism authorities in Nepal.

    8. Ideally, book a holiday there! If, understandably, that’s not possible, write and talk about it; keep it in the public conscious.

    9. Support the communities by travelling in a Meaningful way. Stay in homestays, opt for eco treks, support local guides & porters.

    10 Those who went recently can stress that there’s no reason not to go, show us the beautiful country & people.

    11. Revive old blogs/posts we’ve written about Nepal to increase traveller’s desires/confidence to go

    12. Be aware of issues, organisations working on relief & learn what we can do that will be effective to the Nepalese community.

    13. If choosing to travel with a ‘voluntourism’ company, check their credentials/testimonials are they really contributing?

    14. Continue talking, writing and spread the word to keep it in the public eye

    15. Talking about it is a great start, as with Greece, but there is a real threat of confusion, misinformation and inaction.

    16. Be one of the first to reopen the tourism industry in Nepal and just GO!

    17. Pressure governments to attenuate and update the warnings of travelling to Nepal

    18. Being a responsible traveller, do whatever we can. Explore the Nepal by exploring blog, places and many more

    19. Bloggers are ideally placed to give realistic views of any area and dispel the media paranoia, misinformation and misapprehension.

  • Want to Help Nepal, Return Nepal

    29 Jun

    7.8 rector scale earthquake and many predicted aftershock, has left thousands of death people and big scar in the Nepalese livelihood. Still people are showing their spirit to grow again. Nepalese are not the type of people to sit and dwell on trouble. They are proactive in rebuilding the damage and in working within the tourism industry. The tourism industry is slowly and steady getting back to normal.

    Tourism has been taken as the major sector of income in our country Nepal. It is the largest source of foreign exchange and revenue, and many jobs here, are depended on the daily inflow of the tourist. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, more than 8% of the country’s $19.29 billion GDP in 2013 came from Nepal’s tourism industry. After earthquake many tourist cancel their plan to visit Nepal thinking Nepal wouldn’t be same and safe. Leaving some part of country, other part are safe and untouched by the earthquake. The history hasn’t been changed. The culture, tourist like to see are still here. The food, they want to taste still smells the best. The warmth in the people smile are still visible. The feeling of being in heaven is still roaming in the corner of Nepal.

    Support Nepal

    Places like: pokhara, bandipur, chitwan, lumbini are still safe. Hotels and restaurants in the tourist quarter of Kathmandu known as Thamel are open. Everest base camp trek, annapurna trek, annapurna base camp mardi himal are all open to provide the stunning views and breathtaking mountain range. Most of the region are still safe including mustang and dolpa trails. Majority of temples in Kathmandu valley, like Pashupatinath, boudhanath, kumari house of patan, Kathmandu and bhaktapur, Nyatapola etc, are still standing. As per Tourism Recovery Committee of Nepal, Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and swayambhunath are already open. All the international and national airports are in operational with zero damage. There have been no outbreaks of viral diseases of influenza. so, Nepal is safe to visit.

    All Heritage Site open

    This is the time of rebuilding in Nepal. It’s a time when Nepal needs visitors more than ever. If you really want to help Nepal, book a ticket for you holidays now. This will help the victim people to sustain their lifestyle. Want to help Nepal, then visit Nepal. In the case of the recent Nepal earthquake, there is a lot of empathy for how the Nepalese  have coped and the images of determination and resilience that were broadcast around the world may have led to much admiration, and encouraged tourists to explore the culture of Nepal further in future.

    Still confused about Safety in Nepal ? Is Nepal safe to travel  read this : Is Nepal safe to Travel ?