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#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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On behalf of Gate 1’s worldwide staff, we want to share our heartfelt sympathy for the those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Many of our customers have been understandably concerned about Gate 1 travelers and local staff who have been affected by this disaster. We are pleased to report that all passengers have been safely evacuated. Seventeen of our guests were on tour in Kathmandu when the earthquake occurred. For their safety, the Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel accommodated all guests in tents outside of the building. Their tour manager stayed with the group until they were able to fly out of Kathmandu airport late yesterday.

Two additional Gate 1 groups were already traveling within India and were scheduled to start touring in Nepal in the days immediately following the earthquake. One of these groups traveled to the city of Udaipur, India as an alternate experience. The other group who were scheduled to spend considerably more time in Nepal have opted to take an alternate itinerary to southern India. Most travelers opted to stay on tour in India; we assisted a few travelers who opted to return home early.

We have prioritized helping those immediately impacted, and those traveling in the very near future. We will be contacting customers on tours departing in the near future with options to amend their travel plans.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Good to hear those currently on tour are safe and Gate 1 is actively seeing to their needs.  Terrible tragedy.
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#3 Posted : Friday, May 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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As previously mentioned Gate 1 Travel had tours that were operating during the disaster in Nepal. We want to share some of the stories that have been shared by our passengers during their experience to highlight the people of Nepal and the response that was pieced together to ensure that all travelers were safely evacuated and cared for. Brenda G from Colorado shared her experience. Here are a few photos from the group and Brenda’s story.

"Our first week was spent touring India, fabulous tours, temps rose to 107 but we started early morning before the heat. The Taj Mahal was all I expected and more. Bought a beautiful 4x6 magic carpet in Jaipur which arrive today. Half the group, about 17 of us, continued onto Nepal Friday night. Saturday morning several of us rose early to take the small plane flight over Mt Everest but it was cancelled due to weather. After returning to the hotel for breakfast we set off for a full day tour of the stupas, the tower ,etc. We visited one magnificent stupa then headed west (unknowingly toward the epicenter).

At about noon local time, while on the road to the tower, the earthquake hit. We were on our big touring bus and it slammed on the brakes and at first I thought it hit a motorcyclist. Then the bus began to shake up and down and I thought someone was angry and hitting the bus and then I saw the people outside lose their balance and we knew it was a quake. I saw the dust fly off the hilltops nearby but did not see any buildings collapse. The tremor lasted just short of a minute..."

To read more of this post on our Facebook page click below:
https://www.facebook.com/Gate1Travel/posts/10153282307039483

Our sympathy goes out to the people of Nepal and those that have been affected by this tragedy. If you have a story to share, or would like to learn more about Gate 1's response please check out our social media outlets, and for any inquiries for current or pending bookings please contact our reservations department at 1 800 682 3333.

Safe & Happy Travels,
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#4 Posted : Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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There has been another earthquake in Nepal. Here is the message from International SOS.

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[table][tr][td]Nepal: No damage, casualties reported following magnitude 5.3 earthquake north-east of Kathmandu (Revised 14.36 GMT)
No damage or casualties have been reported following a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that struck at 10.00 (local time) on 19 November in Sindhupalchowk district, 25 miles (41km) north-east of the capital Kathmandu at a depth of around six miles (10km). According to the National Seismological Centre, an aftershock measuring 4.0 in magnitude occurred at 17.44 on the day in the same district.

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Best regards,
Val.
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