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Nepal bags best exhibit award in Adventure Travel Expo in Australia
Nepal has bagged the first prize in the category of ‘Best Exhibit’ in Adventure Travel Expo held in Melbourne, Australia, February 23-24. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) bagged the prize for artistically designing Nepal stand and e more...
Nepals Tourism Industry Needs Low Cost Airlines
According to PATA, Nepal has so far seen foreign visitor arrivals by air increase by 18.4% to reach 168,958 for the first five months of 2011. The country is nominally on target to reach its goal of one million visitors this year, a fig more...
Salyan: off the beaten trail head
The obvious stops are a must when you are new to an old town. Without Pashupati, Boudha, Swayambhu and the Durbar Squares, you have not seen Kathmandu. Just like without Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara some would argue you haven’t see more...
Nepal creates free digital map for tourists
KATHMANDU (Xinhua) – Tourists visiting Nepal can now expect a much easier travel, thanks to digital support available in the country. According to Monday's Republica daily, of late, software developers have introduced programs whic more...
Interaction on Mountain Tourism
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized a daylong interaction on ‘Adventure Mountain Tourism: Issues of Khumbu’ in Lukla on April 26. The interaction was organized on the sidelines of Khumbu Tourism Festiv more...
Tourists arrival up in Sworgadwari
PYUTHAN: The inflow of tourists has gradually increased in historical tourism and pilgrimage site, Swargadwari, with the beginning of this year. The arrival of religious tourists has gone up here with the publicity of Tourism Year-2011 a more...
Trek for a green planet
With an aim to raise awareness and cross-sectoral collaboration to combat climate change, about 20 representatives from the government, civil society, development sector and media joined a four-day trek to Langtang on Monday. The trek w more...
Cleaning the worlds highest garbage dump
Mount Everest, Nepal’s tourism trump card is a huge draw among tourists. From being a virgin peak less than 60 years ago, it witnesses heavy traffic of climbers and porters each climbing season these days. Last year 32,000 tourists an more...
Call for Save Mt Everest campaign
KATHMANDU: Everest Summiteers Association (ESA), along with the government, Nepal Tourism Board, and Eco Himal will organise a ‘Save the Mt Everest campaign’. “Mt Everest is the highest peak in the world and recognised more...
Women to scale Annapurna
In an effort to encourage women’s involvement in adventure tourism, four Nepali women are planning to scale Mt Annapurna IV (7,525m) this spring. The Nepali Women Annapurna Expedition 2001 has Nirma Rai of Solukhumbu, Muna Gurung of M more...
Rafting to operate for tourism promotion
KATHMANDU: Phagu rafting festival-2067 is to take place in Trishuli for the promotion of tourism. Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA), organising a press conference on Monday, informed that rafting will be brought into operation more...
Security pledge for tourists in Lumbini
BUTWAL: Rupandehi Chief District Officer Taranath Gautam has claimed that they have managed full security for internal and foreign tourists visiting the Lumbini Tourism Circuit (LTC) during the Nepal Tourism Year 2011. At the 11th annive more...
Tourism can bring Nepal together
Tourism can play a vital role in bringing the nation of Nepal together and strengthening its economy and society, according to industry figures. This concept is the foundation of the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 initiative, which received sup more...
Call to declare Bhotekoshi River a protected area
Tourism entrepreneurs have demanded the government to develop Bhotekoshi River a protected area and promote it as a destination for water-based tourism activities. Bhotekoshi is regarded as one of the best destinations for water excursions. more...
Dhampus hotels upgrading facilities
DHUMPUS, Jan 31: Hoteliers in Dhumpus - a popular tourist village in Kaski district - are developing infrastructures, expecting a healthy rise in tourist arrival during Nepal Tourism Year 2011. Some entrepreneurs are opening new hotels whil more...
Rural women engage in tourism promotion
Women of remote Parsa district are actively involved in a door-to-door campaign to make Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY-2011) a success, reports RSS. The women of Thori VDC are visiting every house talking about tourism promotion and how to t more...
Dhaulagiri attracts more tourists
MYAGDI: Ahead of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 an increasing number of tourists are coming for Dhaulagiri round trekking. According to Area Police Office, Darbang, 510 tourists rounded Annapurna trekking region between the Nepali months of Baish more...
Entrepreneurship key to development of tourism
KATHMANDU: Absence of culture of tourism entrepreneurship is responsible for the under development of tourism sector. “There are so many potential destinations and products that are waiting to be exploited,” said Sharat Singh Bh more...
Rising revenue encourages tourism entrepreneurs
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: With the number of high end guests on the rise, tourism entrepreneurs have witnessed a steady growth in their revenues. This has given a strong boost to tourism entrepreneurs preparing for the upcoming Nepal Tourism Year more...
Tourism experts urge to develop tour packages to boost wetlands
Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) jointly on Wednesday came up with the two wetlands as tourist destinations targeting Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY-2011). The destinations include Koshi Tappu W more...
Over 200 tourists arriving in Bandipur daily
The tourists visiting Bandipur of Tanahun district has been increasing daily as Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY-2011) draws near, RSS reports. According to Bandipur Tourism Development Committee (BTDC), more than 200 tourist are arriving a more...
Govt unveils two eco-tourism products
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Targeting the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) jointly unveiled two eco-tourism products amid a program here Wednesday. The new destination more...
Tourism bouquet adds variety with wetlands entry
KATHMANDU: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wastelands in Nepal (CSUWN) has collaborated with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for the promotion of select wetlands as tourist destinations. In order to promote wetlands tourism, experts have rec more...
Regulate airline safety standards
KATHMANDU: The panel formed to probe the Agni Air plane crash has recommended domestic airlines operating Instrumental Flight Rules and Visibility Flight Rules to upgrade safety norms. The panel issued Interim Safety Recommendation to C more...
Mountaineers scale virgin peak in Nepal
A joint team of Nepalese and Bangladeshi mountaineers have scaled a virgin peak in Nepal’s eastern Himalayas, the climbers said Monday. The 10-member team said it summited Mount Chekigo, considered one of the most challenging in m more...
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