“Now, and for the rest of 2016, is one of the best and most meaningful times ever for travelers to visit Nepal,” said Mike Rea, “You can experience things today in Nepal that will not be available again
CANTON, Mass. (PRWEB) April 06, 2016
The first-ever “Meaningful Travel Map of Nepal” is now available to guide travelers to especially powerful experiences in 2016 (http://www.tourismcares.org/nepal-map/). The map contains points of interest specific to this point in time for Nepal when, on top of its natural and cultural wonders, visitors can participate in the country’s inspirational recovery from the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
Nepal is open for business and travelers are invited to return to this desirable destination: to honor the challenges of the last year; to celebrate the people’s resilience, inspiration and creativity; and to experience the best of the old Nepal, and the best of the new, before the rest of the world does. Following the lifting of US and UK travel advisories, the recovery from the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake is in full swing across the country, creating unparalleled opportunities for traveler learning, appreciation and engagement. This is good news for the traveling public, creating an especially powerful window of opportunity to return to this beautiful mountain kingdom.
Perhaps most importantly, traveling now to Nepal will contribute to the recovery and the 487,000 Nepalis, and their families, whose livelihoods depend on tourism, which makes up about 10% of Nepal’s GDP.
A 2016 trip will be especially meaningful for Nepal – and for travelers! Some map highlights include: trekking the Great Himalaya Trails, Chitwan National Park and other natural and cultural sites.
Tourism Cares has identified resources for travelers specifically interested in meaningful travel to Nepal. These include tour operators, Intrepid Travel, G Adventures, Ace the Himalaya, Crooked Trails, Myths and Mountains, etc.
Additional tour operator listings are available from the US Tour Operator Association (http://www.ustoa.com and Adventure Travel (http://www.adventure.travel); also find a travel consultant with the American Society of Travel Agents (http://www.asta.org/travelagent.cfm).
The Tourism Cares community has also actively supported the recovery and renewal of Nepal tourism through its Nepal Recovery Fund: learn more of what has been made possible by committed travel companies such as the Travel Corporation, Abercrombie & Kent, TripMate, MaCher, Virtuoso and AIG at http://www.tourismcares.org/nepal-fund/.
About Tourism Cares
Tourism Cares, Inc., a US 501(c)(3) public charity, preserves and enriches the travel experience for future generations. Founded and supported by leading associations and companies in the travel industry, the Tourism Cares community invests its resources, talent and influence in three areas: supporting underappreciated and at-risk destinations and communities; investing in those entering the industry and professional development for emerging leaders; and sharing travel corporate social responsibility knowledge and best practices so that individual businesses can best support their own causes. Learn more at http://www.TourismCares.org and @TourismCares.