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Plans underway to woo more tourists to Nepal
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Sharat Singh Bhandari has asked the tourism sector to launch programmes to attract the tourists from neighbouring India and China. Speaking at the 4th anniversary of Gantabya Nepal in capital, Bhandar more...
China Eastern to start Kathmandu-Kunming flight
One more Chinese airline is all set to start service to Nepal. The Nepal government has given permission to China Eastern Airlines (CEA) to start its air service to Nepal. It has been given the operating authorization by the Nepal governmen more...
Border talks with China on cards
Officials from Nepal and China will hold border talks in Lhasa on Saturday and Sunday. The talks will deal with the entire gamut of problems. Kishor Lama, Additional Inspector General of Armed Police Force, will lead the 21-member Nepali more...
Lhasa to build 1st ever tourist information service center
First-ever tourist information office and service center will be build by 2011 in Lhasa. According to Wang Ping, chief of Lhasa's tourism administration, travelers would be able to arrange accommodation, transport and guide services from th more...
Plea to renew hotels contract
KATHMANDU: Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has urged to renew the contracts of the hotels — that were closed after the government’s decision — in Chitwan National Park (CNP). “The role of these hotels has been impor more...
NAC to add to its domestic fleet
KATHMANDU: Ailing Nepal Airlines Corporation plans to add new aircraft to its domestic fleet soon. “NAC is planning to add two new aircraft with a capacity of 50 to 70 seats on trunk routes like Pokhara-Kathmandu,” Sugat Ratn more...
Pemba plea to reduce carbon emission
The world's fastest man to climb Mount Everest, Pemba Dorje Sherpa, appealed to the Government of Australia to reduce its carbon emission by half within five years to help control global warming. Issuing a press statement in the capital tod more...
Step up security in tourist areas: HAN
Amid increasing insecurity in various tourist destinations in Pokhara and other areas in the recent times, western regional chapter of Hotel Association of Nepal today submitted a memorandum to Kaski CDO Madhav Prasad Ojha. The union demand more...
New species of flora and fauna discovered in the Eastern Himalayas
A decade-long study made by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Nepal, India and Bhutan has revealed the discovery of at least 353 new species of flora and fauna in the Eastern Himalayas between 1998 and 2008.The discoveries include 242 plants more...
Richa Thapa: Tourism Queen pick from Nepal
Richa Thapa Magar is going to represent Nepal in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 to be held in Zhengzhou City in Henan province of China from Aug. 7-30, Nepal Tourism Board revealed at a press meet on Friday. Miss Tourism Queen In more...
Air India to have own security post at TIA
The government has given permission to Air India (AI) to run its own security checking at the run way of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).The government is currently working on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for such security more...
DOI to introduce Online Visa Application System
The Department of Immigration (DOI) will be introducing online visa application system for foreigners intending to visit Nepal soon. Once the new system is put in place, a foreigner can apply for visa online and collect it upon arrival at t more...
Switzerland to open embassy from Aug 17
Switzerland will be officially opening its embassy in Kathmandu from August 17, according to Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). Switzerland has appointed Thomas Gass as its first envoy to Nepal. He will be presenting his letter of credent more...
Museum on the brink of collapse
KATHMANDU: The dilapidated building of the only biodiversity museum in the country — Natural History Museum — is on the verge of collapse, all thanks to the authorities’ indifference to put it high on the list of prioritie more...
Call to reopen Closed Hotels
KATHMANDU:A central committee of the NEpal Independent Hotel workers Union issued a press statement on tuesday expressing serious concerns over the government decisions to shut down seven hotels located inside Chitwan National Park(CNP). more...
Blog Surf-On treks
This important energy building skill is great training for high altitude trekking. Itís very important for high altitude training to practice energy absorption, lung cell stimulation, cleansing breath and deep breathing. Walk with your he more...
Tibet Festival- Nakchu Horse Racing Festival (August 10 -16)
Every summer (July/August), the city of Nakchu comes alive to the sounds of horses hoofs galloping and the yells and hoots of the horsemen and the crowds. Nakchu, a vast pastoral area bordered by rugged mountain terrain, is home to the hard more...
American Airlines launches fare-finding feature
American Airlines announced that it has added a new “fare-finding” feature to its Travel Bag application within facebook, the popular networking platform. And, because the feature has not yet been given an official name, America more...
Nepalese Food Festival Held In Sri Lanka
The Embassy of Nepal in Sri Lanka, in association with Nepal Tourism Board, organized a “Nepalese Food Promotion” festival at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo from 02 to 12 July 2009. This is the first-of-its-kind program org more...
Lawmakers against renewing lease of resorts in CNP
Constituent Assembly members have strongly objected to the practice of granting lease contract to operate resorts inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP) without inviting tender. “What is the reason behind the practice of awarding more...
Interaction on Nepal Tourism Year campaign
Nepal Tourism Board on July 22 organised an interaction to discuss various issues relating to tourism industry and the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign. The interaction saw the participation of tourism minister, secretary and chiefs of more...
Airlines to collect overhead on tickets
KATHMANDU: The government has made arrangements for Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to reach an agreement with airlines companies for collecting the Rs 1000 per passenger on the air ticket itself, that has become effective from July 16. Accor more...
Tourism minister for holistic approach
KATHMANDU: Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Sharad Singh Bhandari today stressed on a private sector-led mechanism for tourism development in the country. Speaking at an interaction here, he said the emphasis of the budget was on accessi more...
TAAN concerned at resorts closure
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal’s (TAAN) on June 29 said that its attention had been seriously drawn to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation’s (DNPWC) decision to close seven jungle resorts op more...
Nepal-Tibet destination tourism promotion
KATHMANDU: Dr Wang from Tibet Tourism Administration highlighted the possibilities of extending the visit of Chinese tourists to Nepal, who come to Tibet, by providing adequate information to tour operators based in major tourist generating more...
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