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Rebuilding Tourism of Nepal with GoNepal Holiday: Your Travel Companion
Incentive Holidays has the launched the first ever a smart travel companion app for travellers named "Gonepal Holiday", and a travel magazine named "Gonepal E-magazine", describing Nepal’s tourism status post-earthquake on 2nd July, 2015.
Gonepal Holiday improves travellers’ in-trip experience by displaying a contextual, actionable view of the itinerary of Nepal’s popular destinations, hotels, trekking, and maps, including other travel and tourism related information. Travellers may download Gonepal Holiday on smart phones running both Android and IOS operating systems.
The app has been designed as a personal guide to extraordinary travel experience in Nepal. This robust itinerary management app provides vital travel information with the touch of a finger.
ABOUT THE E-MAGAZINE
Welcome to the spring issue of Nepal’s Tourism Review online magazine, a quarterly publication of the Incentive Group of Companies (IGC). Nepal is facing a number of tourism challenges after the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.Despite negative portrait of Nepal in the international arena, Nepal still represents a remarkable destination with sites not seen anywhere else. Open the destination supplement to learn more. The professional part of the magazine discusses safety of tourists and provides a number of tips on choosing the best travel destination.
The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report has shown that Nepal’s tourism sector has sustained significant physical damage and is expected to suffer major economic losses over the next two-three years as a result of the earthquake.
Despite the overall estimated damage and losses, the tourism industry remains resilient and optimistic about executing a turnaround in the medium to the long term. However, these efforts need to target the global tourism market and convince potential visitors to come to Nepal. In this context, Incentive Holidays had launched a global photo competition “Gonepal Holiday Photo Contest” to highlight Nepal’s increasing progress in reviving tourism. The photographs should be based on Nepal only.
The photo competition is categorized under four different segments -- Adventure, Landscape, Culture and Heritage and Wildlife. Travelers should download a free mobile app of Gonepal Holiday to upload their photos. The photo competition is an engaging way to encourage amateur and professional photographers to present the beauty of Nepal through their positive images.
The competition, open to amateur and professional photographers above 18 years, will take place up to July 31, 2015. The jury will select the best 100 photos and it will be informed to respective photographers by August 15, 2015.
These selected photos will be uploaded on Facebook for open voting (likes), starting from August 16 to September 25. On September 27, the World Tourism Day, the winner will be announced. Four winners will be announced from each category and will receive Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara tour package. For foreigners, the organizer will bear air fares to Nepal.
Besides, 25 best photos will receive consolation prizes like mountain flights, discount at hotels and resorts, sightseeing tours, and many more.