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David Urmann
We currently let tour guides and travel agents send friend requests to everyone. Is this something everyone likes or should we limit this?
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David Urmann
by: David Urmann , 2 years ago
I am David Urmann the founder of Touristlink. I have traveled quite a bit especially in Nepal, India, US and the Philippines. If you want some suggestions feel free to ask. My goal is to make this a great community - so any suggestions are welcome.
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David Urmann
Would be great to get everyone's comments on the website here and how we can improve it.
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Safrti

I have my own travel agency and approved from ministry of travel and culture at kingdom of saudi arabia and im looking to deal any office approved outside kingdom to deal with them for my customer.


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Odd-arne
by: Odd-arne , 2 months ago

A new group that i working on that will be about the natural disasters that hit Philippines. We hope this will be an informative group.

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Lehoang3004
by: Lehoang3004 , 6 months ago

Style of Hue Meals strolling tour

The Imperial Metropolis of Hue just isn't solely well-known for the Citadel and the royal household but additionally the delectable conventional dishes which might be exhausting to duplicate. Inside the Hue food walking tour it is possible for you to to discover the culinary artwork of Hue and style the meals that had been being served to the Imperial household and excessive rating officers for an inexpensive value.

Itinerary:

We are going to meet you up at your lodge and begin the strolling tour. We are going to cross the historic Trang Tien Bridge to get to our first cease, Dong Ba Market, the place you may see and take a look at many of the elements use in making virtually all of the Hue specialty dishes and contemporary native fruits. After making an attempt native snacks and/or shopping for some souvenirs, we are going to go to some native retailers to sit down and luxuriate in one of the best native dishes of Hue. After the collection of meals, we are going to get again to the opposite river financial institution and tour across the metropolis for some time and drink Vietnamese espresso earlier than heading again to your lodge.

Should you take the tour within the night, we are going to cease on the strolling evening market and luxuriate in another native avenue meals whereas strolling round.

Bun Bo Hue – Hue Beef Vermicelli SoupBun Thit Nuong – Grilled Pork VermicelliBanh Beo – Steamed Rice Discs Topped with ShrimpBanh Loc – Filtered Tapioca DumplingsBanh Ram It – Fried dumpling topped with Sticky Rice DumplingNem Lui – Grilled Floor Pork on StickBanh Uot – Grilled Pork Wrapped with Hue Moist Rice PaperBanh Khoai – Hue Fried PancakeChe – Sweet SoupMe Xung – Sesame sweetTrai Cay – Hue Seasonal FruitsEspresso Viet – black or with condensed milk. Select both espresso, native drink or beer

Included:

  • English-speaking Vietnamese Meals Fanatic Information
  • All meals listed above

Excluded:

  • Ideas
  • Private Bills
  • Insurance coverage

Necessary Notice: Tell us in case you have any meals allergic reactions or meals intolerance earlier than the tour begins to tailor match the dishes to be served for you.

— Hue food walking tour

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Yeshey Laki Tshewang

If you want a vacation where you can relax and energize your mind do visit "The last Shangrila". Where you can enjoy the true nature and be one with the nature. If anyone interested to visit Bhutan, do contact me.

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Phongnhacavestourcenter

Find more Phong Nha tour programs - Click hereThe Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2003, covered 85,754 hectares. With this extension, the site covers a total surface area of 126,236 hectares (a 46 % increase) and shares a boundary with the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos. The Park’s landscape is formed by limestone plateaux and tropical forests. It features great geological diversity and offers spectacular phenomena, including a large number of caves and underground rivers. The site harbours a high level of biodiversity and many endemic species. The extension ensures a more coherent ecosystem while providing additional protection to the catchment areas that are of vital importance for the integrity of limestone landscapes.

 

Outstanding Universal Value

Brief synthesis
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is located in the middle of the Annamite Mountain Range in Quang Binh province, Viet Nam, and shares its boundary with the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in the Lao PDR to the west. The property comprises an area of 123,326 ha and contains terrestrial and aquatic habitats, primary and secondary forest, sites of natural regeneration, tropical dense forests and savanna and is rich in large, often spectacular and scientifically significant caves.
The property contains and protects over 104 km of caves and underground rivers making it one of the most outstanding limestone karst ecosystems in the world. The karst formation has evolved since the Palaeozoic period (some 400 million years ago) and as such is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the karst landscape is extremely complex, comprising a series of rock types that are interbedded in complex ways and with many geomorphic features. The karst landscape is not only complex but also ancient, with high geodiversity and geomorphic features of considerable significance.

 

 

The karst formation process has led to the creation of not only underground rivers but also a variety of cave types including: dry caves, terraced caves, suspended caves, dendritic caves and intersecting caves. With a length of over 44.5 km the Phong Nha cave is the most famous of the system with tour boats able to penetrate inside to a distance of 1,500 m. The Son Doong Cave, first explored in 2009, is believed to contain the world’s largest cave passage in terms of diameter and continuity.
A large number of faunal and floral species occur within the property with over 800 vertebrate species recorded comprising 154 mammals, 117 reptiles, 58 amphibians, 314 birds and 170 fish. The property clearly has impressive levels of biodiversity within its intact forest cover, notwithstanding some gaps in knowledge of the population status of some species. .

 

 

Criterion (viii): Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is part of a larger dissected plateau, which encompasses the Phong Nha, Ke Bang and Hin Namno karsts. The limestone is not continuous and demonstrates complex interbedding with shales and sandstones. This has led to a particularly distinctive topography. The caves demonstrate a discrete sequence of events, leaving behind different levels of ancient abandoned passages; evidence of major changes in the routes of underground rivers; changes in the solutional regime; deposition and later re-solution of giant speleothems and unusual features such as sub-aerial stromatolites. On the surface, there is a striking series of natural landscapes, ranging from deeply dissected ranges and plateaux to an immense polje. There is evidence of at least one period of hydrothermal activity in the evolution of this ancient mature karst system. The Son Doong Cave, first explored in 2009, could contain the world’s largest cave passage in terms of diameter and continuity. The plateau is one of the finest and most distinctive examples of a complex karst landform in Southeast Asia and the property is of great importance for enhancing our understanding of the geologic, geomorphic and geo-chronological history of the region.

 

 

Criterion (ix): Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park consists of a complex limestone landscape, which includes very large caves and underground rivers. The property includes karst formations which are some of the oldest and largest in Asia, and it has geological, climatic, hydrographic and ecological conditions which are distinct from other limestone karst landscapes. Its cave ecosystems and habitats are unique with high levels of endemism and adaptations displayed by cave-dependent species. The property constitutes one of the largest remaining areas of relatively intact moist forest on karst in Indochina, with a forest cover estimated to reach 94%, of which 84% is thought to be primary forest. Furthermore, the property protects globally significant ecosystems within the Northern Annamites Rainforests and Annamite Range Moist Forests priority ecoregions.

 

Criterion (x): A high level of biodiversity is found within the property, with over 2,700 species of vascular plants and over 800 vertebrate species. Several globally threatened species are also present: 133 plant species and 104 vertebrate species have been reported, including several large mammals such as the endangered Large-antlered Muntjac, Clouded Leopard, and the critically endangered Saola. The level of endemism is high, especially in the cave systems. Furthermore, it is estimated that over 400 plant species endemic to Viet Nam are found within the property, as well as 38 animal species endemic to the Annamite range. Several new species to science have recently been found, including cave scorpions, fish, lizards, snakes and turtles, and more species are likely to be discovered. Importantly, four threatened primate taxa endemic to the Annamites are found within the property: the Hatinh Langur (specialised in karst forest and endemic to Viet Nam and the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao), the black form of the Hatinh Langur, sometimes considered as a separate species, the Red-shanked Douc Langur, and the largest remaining population of White-cheeked Gibbon.

Integrity
The property constitutes one of the largest protected karst landscapes in South East Asia. Covering an area of 123,326 ha and bounded to the west by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, all elements necessary to manifest the outstanding geological values of the property of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park are contained within the boundaries of the property. The inscribed property is completely surrounded and protected by a buffer zone of 220,055 ha and is designated into three management zones: a strictly protected, an ecological restoration and an administrative/service zone. The watershed protection forests in the buffer zone also protect the integrity of the property. Furthermore, the extension of the property enhances its integrity and connectivity with the karst landscape in Lao PDR.

 

There are, however, a number of issues that affect the integrity of the property. Wildlife poaching and illegal harvesting of forest products are a direct threat to biodiversity values. The property has also suffered from past developments and its integrity could be threatened by further uncontrolled tourism developments, notably by the proposed construction of a cable car and access roads. There is a need for the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessments for any projects which could negatively affect the site. This would ensure that the natural landscape, geologic and geomorphic values, and key features such as primitive forest, caves, rivers and streams within the inscribed area remain intact. The property is situated within an area of high population density and as such a number of activities, such as cultivation, tourism, transport and freshwater fisheries could also impact on its integrity.
Protection and management requirements

 

Originally designated as a Nature Reserve in 1986, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was established in 2001 under the Decision 189/QD-TTg by the Prime Minister and is managed by a Management Board. The Management Board is responsible for protection of forest resources and biodiversity and was established in 1994. Cave conservation and the provision of a tourism service are the responsibility of the Cultural and Ecological Tourist Centre under the Management Board. The property is also included in the Special National Heritage List (2009), and the Special Use Forest system (1999). The National Park is effectively protected by a number of national laws and government decisions, which prohibit any action inside or outside the boundaries of the National Park or a World Heritage property that may have a significant impact on the heritage values.

More information about Phong Nha National park contact Phong Nha Caves Tour Center

Simon Kilimanjaro

We are the local company which based on trekking and safari in Tanzania We have competent, high quality guides and porters whom have received extensive training in first aid, mountain rescue, flora, fauna, and geology.

Our Kilimanjaro guides are very experienced, with most having climbed many times! They are professionals who intimately know the mountain.

We organize treks to the summit of the Mountain using 5 different rout

Shirawinget

Health Insurance policy issued to you is valid in India only. When you travel out of India then you need Overseas Travel Health insurance policy because of following reasons :


i.If Hospitalization is required while you are in a foreign country then treatment may not start in a hospital; unless you make the payment in cash or by credit card or produce health insurance policy reference / card.

ii.Some embassies of foreign countries need it as part of documents for issue of visa itself. An example is the Germany Embassy or Spain Embassy.Even though this policy in the beginning was for taking care of hospitalization/medical treatment only but at present this product is available with certain additional features.You will notice that while in the case of Health Insurance policy valid with in India is having the limit of Rs 5,00,000 but in case of Overseas Health Insurance policy sum can be as high as US$ 5,00,000, which is nearly equal to Rs. 235 lakhs. (Rs 2.35 crores)Health Insurance policy valid within India is issued with difficulty for those above 60 years in age. In the case of Overseas Travel Health Insurance for India, the policy can be issued even for the age of 84 years but subject to following documents being attached with proposal form for all those whose age is above 70:•ECG test

•Blood test

•Urine test Medical assessment in specified format duly filled/signed/rubber stamped along with license no. of the postgraduate (M.D. or a above) doctor who has filled the report. It is to be understood that report by MBBS qualified doctor is not valid.The medical specialists of the Insurance Companies generally based in Zonal office or Head office review the documents and decide:1.Whether to accept the proposal and underwrite the risk2.If to underwrite the risk should there be loading on premium rates and what should be the maximum amount of Hospitalization covered.This approval cycle can take 2 to 5 days. Normally for a person of 70+ age the limits imposed with respect to hospitalization / medication in the policy are between US $ 10000 and US $ 50000. You will notice that this is much less in comparison to limit of US $ 5,00,000, which is available to those who are in age group of 70 years or less. The good thing about this policy is that it is even issued to those who have preexisting disease. Hospitalization in foreign country even with the disease (preexisting) is covered.On the concept of loading factor starting on a specified data it has been seen that for a person aged 84 traveling to USA, a specific PSU loaded the premium by 150%. Private Insurance Companies are generally not issuing policy to those, who are 80+in age.In these recent months we notice that PSU's have started discouraging the issue of such policiesThese policies can be divided in to :1.Single trip policy2.Annual multitrip policyAs the name indicates single trip covers a single trip, which is starting on a specific date and ending on a specific date. It is possible to extend the date on payment of additional premium subject to condition that no claim has been made. Extension of policy is at the discretion of the Insurance Company.Annual Multi trip policy is having validity of 1 year. As many trips as you wish are possible but it is subject to the condition: "Single trip not being more than 30 days." Some Insurance Companies now offer option of single trip not being more than 45 days.