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Nepal good spot for tourism: Dutch team
A team from Netherlands has found Nepal a suitable site for tourism. The team that had arrived in Nepal by TUI ArkeFly of Netherlands on Wednesday has visited many places in Nepal. At a programme organised here today, manager of TUI grou more...
Glaciers at heart of cilmate change
The melting of the glaciers in the Himalayan belt may be a hot topic linked to the ongoing debate on climate change. But experts claimed that the existing data is inadequate to conclusively predict that glaciers would cease to exist in more...
Statues of Tenzing, Hillary and Boris to be erected in NTB premises
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Sharat Singh Bhandari on October 11 laid foundation stone to erect man-size statues of tourism heroes late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary and Boris Lissanevitch in the premises of Nepal Tou more...
NTB gets new board members
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has nominated five members from the private sector as the board of directors in Nepal Tourism Board. The Ministry nominated Shyam Sundar Lal Kakshyapati from the hotel sector, Ram Kaji Koney and Shi more...
TAAN, workers union ink deal
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and All Nepal Tourism Workers' Union (ANTWA) inked a five-point deal on 11 October, raising the daily wage of trekking workers by Rs 150 a day on tea-house trekking and Rs 100 a day on camping more...
Nepal caves becoming popular among Tourists
According to the Kathmandu based English daily, The Himalayan Times, 1,250metres long Manjushree cave( probably the second-longest cave in Asia) located at Chovar, Kathmandu is becoming popuar among tourists. The cave is located near Chovar more...
Nepal-Lhasa economically benificial: PM
A railroad linking Nepal with Lhasa could give new high to Nepal-China economic relations, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, opined here today. Such a network of railways could also help infrastructure development of the Nepal-China hi more...
Russia to host - Nepal House
Kathmandu - Director of Russian Cultural Centre Dr. Vladimir Novioc emphasised the need for more people-to-people exchange between the citizens of Russia and Nepal, and not just official visits of political leaders, while addressing a press more...
NTY-2011 sub-panel
To stage the national campaign of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 more successfully, formulate programmes and execute them effectively, an NTY-2011 working sub-committee has been formed under the chairmanship of secretary of Ministry of Tourism and more...
Tips for women traveling alone
Now more than ever, women are traveling by themselves for business or pleasure. And although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different concerns. From safety issues to cultu more...
Intra-tourism promo bid
To compete with Far Eastern region, SAARC countries are developing regional concepts to boost intra-tourism with South Asian regional tourism cooperation. The SAARC region alone has a population of 1.5 billion which itself is a huge market more...
Nilambar Acharya for eco-tourism
CA Constitutional Committee chairman Nilambar Acharya today said tourism should feature high on the list of priorities. Speaking at a programme organised by Youth Network on Social and Environmental Development here in the capital, Acharya more...
Dutch airlines to resume flights here
After an interval of five years, a Dutch airline company, Arkefly, is all set to resume direct flights from Amsterdam to Kathmandu. Its direct air service that began in 2001 was stopped on April 18, 2005 citing low bookings. Earlier, Mar more...
Nepal participates in BTTF
Nepal has participated in the three day Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair, BTTF held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1-3 October, 2009. The fair was organized by the Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB). This is the second BTTF org more...
ArkeFly to connect Nepal directly with Europe
A Dutch airline ArkeFly will fly directly to Kathmandu from Netherlands from Wednesday, reconnecting Nepal with Europe by air after five years. ArkeFly has decided to start direct flight to Nepal as per the Air service Agreement (ASA) betwe more...
New Myagdi-Mustang trekking route
The construction of a new trekking route has started for linking Narchyang of Myagdi with Kunjo VDC of neighbouring Mustang district. The new route has been explored after the construction of BeniJomsom road eclipsed the old trekking rou more...
Temperature rises in Mustang, apple production declines
The climate change has been causing ample natural, agricultural and health hazards in the mountainous district of Mustang. It was revealed by a team of Constituent Assembly members and climate experts who had visited the district, recent more...
70 Tibetans arrested for anti-China protest
Police today arrested at least 70 Tibetan protesters from various locations across the capital Kathmandu. They were taking out a protest, distributing pamphlets and preparing for a demonstration against the 60th anniversary of the communist more...
APF to guard border with China
Nepal is all set to mobilise armed police personnel at the northern border of Mustang and Tibet. The move follows a recent border talk that concluded between Nepal and China. A team led by Home Minister Bhim Rawal reached the upper Mustang more...
Nepal Tourism Year 2011-Guests are Gods
Government of Nepal in consultation with Nepalese travel trade sector and concerned organizations/experts decided on October 25, 2008 to launch a national tourism campaign "Nepal Tourism Year 2011". This announcement reflects the more...
SAG opens flagship store
Sherpa Adventure Gear (SAG), a Seattle-based climbing and outdoor clothing company, Thursday announced the opening of its new flagship store and bed and breakfast at Durbar Marg. The store will serve trekkers and climbers besides foreign ex more...
Corridor project brings hope for eastern wildlife
Construction of Eastern Himalayan Bio-corridor has started linking hilly and mountainous areas of Mechi zone with Bhutan via Darjeeling. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has initiated the bio-corridor projec more...
Yeti wins award
Yeti Travels, Nepal's premier DMC has received the award for earning the highest foreign exchange in its sector during the last fiscal year 2008 / 2009. Yeti Travels has been receiving this award since 1989. The award was presented to Mr. M more...
Beijing cleared for anniversary
China’s capital was wrapped in tight security and thick fog Wednesday as police blocked off Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and other popular tourist landmarks ahead of a massive parade marking 60 years of communist rule. Many to more...
Climate change poses twin threats
Climate change poses fundamental threats to Asia’s food and energy security which, if left unchecked, will result in an upsurge of migration into already overburdened mega cities, according to three major new studies funded by Asian D more...
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