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UNWTO/GTERC Report: Asia and the Pacific grows in importance for Global Tourism

Nepalayatimes Spain – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report today at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China). The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in international arrivals since 2005. ‘UNWTO/GTERC Asia Tourism Trends – 2018’ shows that …

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Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Nepal

Dipak Parajuli/Nepalayatimes   Kathmandu – On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and with it the Sustainable Development Goals, a framework comprising 17 goals and 169 targets, through which States, civil society and the private sector can guide and measure their contributions to sustainable development towards 2030. The new development agenda …

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Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation & Technology Investment

Nepalayatimes   Spain – Investment in innovation and smart management for tourism will form the major theme of the Ministerial Summit of this year’s World Travel Market, to be held in London, UK (6 November 2018). The 2018 Summit, a joint initiative of World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will debut a revamped format. This year’s World …

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Filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court : Plan to waive Dhungel’s jail term challenged

Nepalayatimes   Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathi today filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court seeking prohibition of waiver of former lawmaker Bal Krishna Dhungel’s jail sentence. The first hearing of the case has been scheduled for tomorrow. Dhungel, who was convicted of murdering Ujjan Kumar Shrestha, a resident of Okhaldhunga district, has been serving 20-year sentence in Dillibazar prison. …

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SDG 16 has to be the Development” Mantra” : Justice activist Prabhakar Bagchand

Nepalayatimes Mr Prabhakar Bagchand has been active in the social justice movement for more than a decade in Nepal. He is the CEO of Campaign for Promotion of Community Para legalism in Nepal. Dipak Nishchal, Nepalyatimes correspondent spoke to Social  Justice activist Mr Bagchand. Here is the excerpt of the interview. NT: How are you Mr Bagchand ? you have …

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Marriage inside same ethnicity causing dangers of hereditary sicknesses in South Asia: Study

NT: Nepal: Endogamy or marriage inside a same ethnic gathering or gathering is a noteworthy reason behind dangers of hereditary sicknesses among the South Asian populace, a current Indian examination finishes up. More than 1.5 billion populace in South Asia are powerless against such uncommon non specific populace particular ailments and this number is more than such figures from somewhere …

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