They can ride like the wind but the galloping hooves of timethreatened to dilute, perhaps obliterate, their nomadic traditions. Meta Mertens calls it her horse heaven…the sweeping plains of Mongolia, where she is proud to play a part maintaining centuries of equine history. She has witnessed the country's primary nomadic lifestyle resist a drift into the cities for work.
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Nomads' Day festival of Mongolia which has being organized by Selena Travel since 2006 has won the Best for conservation of cultural heritage | Winner in 2009 by Responsibel Tourism Award 2009. And r:travel magazine has featured the article about Nomads' day its' one of issue of 2009. And we're delivering the article as magazine copy in PDF. In the part of begining the article, it says:
Selena Travel LLC has won in the Best for Conservation of Cultural Heritage category at this year's Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards organised by responsibletravel.com. At a ceremony hosted at World Travel Market (WTM), Docklands, London, on Wednesday 11th November, the Awards were handed out by Justin Francis, managing director of responsibletravel.com, organisers and founders of the Awards, and Amanda Wills, managing director of Virgin Holidays, headline sponsor of the Awards.
Young Tourism Pro first national annual students competition is held among 3rd year university students majoring in Tourism management or English language arts between 22-29 March 2008. The purposes of organizing this competition are to support students to become real tourism professionals from their student years and at the same time to solve one of the biggest issues of Mongolian tourism industry "lack of qualified human resource".
THIS was something different for tourists. The 60 or so people from various countries who were there at Aygiin Am in Bayandelger soum, Tuv aimag for the annualNomads' Day Festival on September 17 and 18, would wholeheartedly agree. The organizer of the two- day event was Selena Travel Company and this was the third year that it was being held. The first day saw several non-competitive events where nomadic people presented their traditional culture and music.
Our managing director Ms. Nyamsuren G. and sales manager Ms. Zolzaya O. successfully presented the company and the country at the 29th PATA Travel Mart 2006 at Asia World-Expo center in Hong Kong on 12-15 Sep. PATA Travel Mart is the premier travel mart in the Asia Pacific region and Selena Travel was the first Mongolian company to ever take part in it. PATA President and CEO Mr. Peter de Jong confirmed the official delegate numbers for PTM06.
The theme of the 55th PATA Annual Conference, "Changing Lifestyles - New Opportunities", is designed to focus on how travel and tourism can take advantage of the opportunities posed by fast-changing lifestyles and values. These include changing demographics, health and wellness, travel by the young, the ageing, and female travelers, technological issues, the low-cost airline phenomenon, and growth in short city-break holidays.
Ms. Zola, sales manager of Selena Travel took part in the annual East Asian Inter-Regional Tourism Forum in Jilin, China from 2-4 September 2005 upon the invitation of the governor of Tuv province of Mongolia. She presented the company and the tourism industry of Mongolia in the forum.