Making connections through the Travel and Hosting Fellowship

By Rotary International

Tilak during a visit to RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA

Tilak Thapa Magar during a visit to RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA

By Tilak Thapa Magar, a member of the Rotary Club of Kathmandu North East, Nepal

I joined Rotary in 2012, and as a tourism entrepreneur in Nepal, quickly became acquainted with the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship. In the course of my work promoting tourism opportunities in Nepal, I have traveled to Europe and Asia extensively, and to the United States three times. But I had never had an opportunity to plan a visit and make “connections” with other Rotary members through the Travel Hosting Fellowship.

Last year, I contacted fellowship members through email and to my big surprise received an overwhelming response from many of them with an invitation to visit them. They wanted to host me during my visit.

I had a two day travel show for Nepal Tourism Promotion in Philadelphia already planned in March, and when I landed, was invited to join a multi-district President-Elect Training Seminar in District 7210. My fellowship visit officially kicked off a few days later with a visit to a Nepalese family in New York City. (I carved out time for a two-day side trip to Niagara Falls, which …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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