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    Welcome to Travel News from Nepal –www.travelbiznews.com

    Travel BizNews (TBN) is the leading travel trade news portal and a valuable resource of news and information for all the travel and tourism professionals around the world .The website is dedicated to disseminate accurate and balanced news and views on travel /business from different parts of the world including Nepal. The top stories in the travel industry are featured everyday on its homepage and the stories are categorized under different sections of the tourism industry.

    Travel news published on this webpage is notified to our registered and travel professionals around the world by email. TBN has links with most of the tourism stakeholders including – National / International tourism organizations , leading travel/trekking/rafting agencies ,tour operators, hotels/resorts, domestic and international airlines ,destination management companies, NRNs ,media and travel journalists in the country and beyond.

    To become a leading resource of news, views and travel info for industry professionals and provide factual info to the readers.
    To be an effective channel of disseminating news and views on world tourism, while positively promoting Nepal in the international market.

    Travel Journalism Experiences

    • Nepal Travel Writer Award (Jointly by Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Nepal Government and Pacific-Asia Travel Association, PATA Nepal Chapter)
    • Dawa Norbu Mountain Tourism Journalism Award 2003 by Nepal Mountaineering Association
    • Sakai Lions Club and Imanishi Memorial Fellowship Trust Award, 2003
    • Asia-Pacific Journalists’ Forum, 1998, Osaka, Japan (as a panelist from Nepal)
    • Senior Journalist Invitation Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan, August 2000.
    • World Media Conference,Tokyo,Japan, January, 2000
    • Member of high level Nepali delegation to PATA Nepal Promotion Mission to South Africa, May 1996
    • PATA Fellowship on “Tourism and Media : Opportunities and Challenges”, Singapore, October 1996
    • Participation  in International Visitor Programme, United States Information Agency, USIA Programme entitled ‘ Print Journalism in USA”  Washington DC / New York, February-March 1996
    • Fellowship Programme of Foreign Press Centre, Tokyo, Japan, Sept-Oct. 1991
    • Member of Nepalese Tourism Promotion Mission in Thailand, August, 1998
    • HAT-J Clean Mountain Youth Project, Nepal, 1996
    • Member, Tourism Promotion Committee, Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1992-96)
    • Member, Publicity and Publication Committee/Editorial Board member, Nepal Parbat (Mountain), A publication of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
    • Research Fellow , Japan Foundation ( 2001-2002 )
    • Letter of Appreciations from different National Organizations –Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) ,Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN), Visit Nepal Year 1998 Secretariat etc.

    Ramesh Tiwari
    Editor- www.travelbiznews.com

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      News Brief

      Kabul: Afghan security forces have regained control of Intercontinental Hotel, hours after the gunmen burst into the hotel shooting at guests and staff. At least five civilians were killed and six were injured in the siege. Three of the attackers have been killed and more than 150 guests were rescued. No group has said it carried out the attack, but the Taliban targeted the Intercontinental hotel in 2011.

      Beijing: China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data – the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up. The figure beats Beijing’s official annual expansion target of about 6.5%. Gross domestic product (GDP) totaled 82.71 trillion yuan (about 12.84 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2017, with the service sector accounting for more than half of the total.

      Shanghai: China Eastern Airlines and other domestic airlines have begun to allow mobile phone use on their aircraft or announced plans to lift a ban. China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines began to allow passengers to use portable electronic devices (PED), such as smartphones and tablets.China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines announced they would allow mobile phone use on all their flights this week. – Agencies

      2017 in review -Top stories

      January 1 : New year nightclub attack leaves 39 dead in Istanbul
      January 20 : Republican billionaire Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president
      January 23 : Syria peace talks begin in Kazakh capital Astana
      March 29 :United Kingdom officially launches the Brexit process
      April 4 :Syria launches chemical attack killing 90 people
      April 6 : US cruise missiles destroy Syrian air base
      April 9 : Bombings at two churches in Egypt kill dozens
      April 16 : Refugee death toll passes 1,000 in Mediterranean
      April 16 :Turkey says YES to presidential system
      May 6 :Emmanuel Macron elected French president defeating Marine Le Pen
      May 19 :Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election
      May 22 : Terrorist attack kills 22 at Manchester concert
      June 5 : Gulf nations severe ties with Qatar
      June 7 :Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament killing 13 people
      June 14 :London fire kills 71 in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower
      July 4 :North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s missile ambitions
      July 28 : Pakistan’s top court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office
      August 5 :US withdraws from Paris climate change pact
      August 17 :Storms cause record damage in Caribbean and southern United States
      August 25 :Muslim Rohingya start fleeing Rakhine state in Myanmar
      September 15 : NASA’s 13-year Saturn mission ends
      September 20 : Earthquake kills more than 200 in Mexico
      September 24 : Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel wins fourth term
      September 26 : Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving
      October 1 : Gunman opens fire on Las Vegas music festival killing 59 people
      October 14 : Massive bombing in Somalia’s capital Modadishu kill more than 500 people
      October 24 : China confirms the elevation of President Xi Jinping to the same status as the nation’s founder, Mao Zedong, and Deng Xiaoping, by enshrining ‘Xi Jinping thought’ in the party’s constitution at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
      October 27 : Catalonia declares independence from Spain
      November 4 : S audi Arabia detains 11 princes, four ministers and ten former ministers in a corruption probe
      November 12 : Iran-Iraq magnitude 7.3 earthquake kills more than 500
      November 15 : Argentine navy submarine disappears with 44 crew on board
      November 21 : Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years in power. His former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa will become president.
      November 22 : Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide in Srebrenica during the 1990s Bosnian War
      November 24 : Gunmen kill hundreds at Sinai mosque in Egypt
      December 4 : Houthi militants assassinate Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh
      December 5 : Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics for state-sponsored doping
      December 6 : US President Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
      December 17 : Price of one bitcoin reaches a new high of $19,783.06 dollars
      December 21 : Yemen’s cholera outbreak
      December 22 : Syria peace talks in Astana (compiled)

      Top ten most visited cities

      Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors), 56 million more than in the same period of 2016 .The top ten most visited cities are:
      HONG KONG26.6 million
      BANGKOK 21.2 million
      LONDON19.2 million
      SINGAPORE16.6 million
      MACAU15.4 million
      DUBAI14.9 million
      PARIS14.4 million
      NEW YORK12.7 million
      SHENZHEN12.6 million
      KUALA LUMPUR12.3 million

      Source: Euromonitor International

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