The Dorchester, London – Miss World Limited and Himalaya Jet Limited graced Global Investment for Sustainable Development by Climate Change Forum with their presence.
The three day events had the presence of hosting for Lord Marland of Odstock, Lord Nat Wei of Shoreditch, Minister of State (Minister for Climate) – Mr. Graham Stuart MP, Mr. Andrew Rosindell M.P. – Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Mr. Derren Powell – Vice-President of MasterCard, and as a gathering of “Family Office”, the event also hosted multiple billionaires from America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. During the events, many high level dignitaries expressed their interest in holidays in the Himalayas including Miss World. The next edition of CC Forum will be held at The Beverly Hills Hotel (Dorchester Collection) in California, USA.
Ms. Karolina Bielawska – reigning Miss World was privately invited and hosted by Mr. Dipendra Gurung MIoD, Executive Director of Himalaya Jet, in the event, in alliance with the upcoming 71st Miss World Event and collectively campaigning for Beauty with a Purpose. With a legacy of 70 plus years and annual viewership of more than 2 billion, Miss World Events have been instrumental in enhancing the career of some of the most popular celebrities like Aishwarya Rai (Bollywood Superstar), Priyanka Chopra (Hollywood Star), Rolene Strauss to name a few; while Himalaya Jet, an UK based premium long haul carrier connecting major European and American cities with the Himalayan Region and is owned by the conglomerate of Gurung Family with Nepalese origin.
The Gurung family has announced their new venture – Himalaya Jet, a Europe-based premium long haul carrier as a part of their conglomerate which also owns Privé Luxury Cinemas at various high-end hotels around the world and has investments in several eco-friendly ventures like hydrogen-powered urban cars and sustainable hydro-electric powers. The joint initiatives of CC Forum, Miss World, and Gurung Family to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on the Himalayan Glaciers were highlighted during the event.
During the event, Ms. Karolina Bielawska – reigning Miss World, expressed her gratitude towards Himalaya Jet, Miss World and CC Forum for making her a part of event and said: “I am excited to be a part of this event and I am looking forward to work with Dipendra and Himalaya Jet, I am very happy to be flying to Nepal and creating so many beautiful things together”. She also shared her experience of the Miss World and the impact it has had on her life.
“Miss World and Gurung Family will hold a collective Press Conference very soon regarding future plans for future editions of Miss World. For our 71st Edition, we are finalizing amongst Singapore, Japan or Poland as the host nation, while for the 72nd Edition, we are going do it in the Himalayan Region. The upcoming events will be historic ones and take Miss World as well as Beauty with a Purpose to a whole new level.” Mr. Stephen Morley, Executive Producer of Miss World – son of Chairman and CEO Julia Evelyn Morley CBR, said:
“Himalaya Jet is set to start its operations from early 2023 as a premium long haul carrier offering direct flights from Europe to the Himalayan Region including Nepal and also from North America in two-class configuration (Business and Economy). Tourists from Europe and North America looking to travel to the Himalayan Region will all benefit from the services of Himalaya Jet as the airline will eliminate cumbersome transits for European passengers while reducing them for the North Americans.” Said Mr. Chris Holliday – the Chief Operating Officer of Himalaya Jet, who is an aviation industry veteran with 35 years under his belt.
Mr. Angus von Schoenberg, the Chief Finance Officer of Himalaya Jet said: “The airfares of Himalaya Jet are estimated to be some 20-30% lesser than the legacy airlines because of its direct point-to-point flights, especially to and from Europe. This is going to be a game changer for the development of tourism in the Himalayan Region.”
Global Investment for Sustainable Development by Climate Change Forum also highlighted the melting of Himalayan Glaciers and its consequences. The CC Forum and Miss World have global impact and audience. So, hosting such events in the Indian Subcontinent, including Nepal, as hinted by the involvement and presence of Gurung Family in these events, is exciting news as such events grab global audience and thus help develop tourism.