Thursday, February 23, 2012

Press Release: Responsible Tourism Events in the Spotlight at ITB Berlin 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal – 23 February 2012 | At ITB Berlin 2012 socialtours and its sustainable partners will get together to present the latest innovations in responsible travel.

Raj Gyawali, Founder and Managing Director of socialtours, will give a presentation on the GO LOCAL | Insider Tours on Friday, 9 March at 13.00h in Hall 4.1b, ITB Eco & Adventure Stage. The popular series includes an amazing collection of tours from cooking courses to village walks and learning to make paper from elephant dung. The GO LOCAL series will even take you on cross-border tours – for example the Green Triangles of India and Nepal to explore the two countries from a responsible perspective.

This year socialtours will partner with the Blue Yonder and the Green Circuit to feature a series of Responsible Travel Clinics during the trade visitors days 7-9 March, where experts will share their experiences in building sustainable tourism businesses. Topics include social media for destination promotion, power of story telling, moving beyond conventional tourism and power of networking. All the clinics will take place in Hall 4.1/201 at the Blue Yonder stand. Please contact us for a more detailed schedule of these events.

The annual Responsible Networking Event on Friday, 9 March at 17:30h in Hall 4.1 will provide a perfect opportunity to get connected, interact and listen to inspiring stories from destinations as well as short pitches from responsible tourism initiatives around the world.

About us

socialtours | nepal is an award-nominated, National Geographic Adventure and Lonely Planet recommended soft adventure specialist based in Nepal covering Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India, offering local, active, immersive and involving experiences tailor-made to individual requirements.

The Blue Yonder, recipient of Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards and prestigious First Choice Responsible Tourism Award is a pioneering and most innovative travel company promoting sustainable and responsible travel in India.

The Green Circuit is an initiative to bring together the best responsible tour operators in the Indian sub-continent.

For more information, please email During the week of 6-11 March 2012, please call +43 664 73533483. 


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