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Nepal, Indonesia to collaborate


KATHMANDU: Nepal and Indonesia decided to work together for the promotion of tourism. Both countries can work together in the sector, said Zet Mirzal Zainuddin, Indonesian ambassador to Nepal in a meeting with Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC

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Oman Air to Launch Kathmandu-Muscat Flights


Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, will be launching Kathmandu- Muscat flights from 2nd September, 2010.The airline will be operating 4 flights a week -on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.The flights will be operated on a B737-70

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Steps to Boost Tourism in Tibet and Nepal


In order boost tourism in Nepal and Tibet, tourism officials from Tibet Autonomous region of China and Nepal will be working jointly. There is already talk of launching day tours along the Nepal-China border. The number of Chinese tourists

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Manakamana Cable Car records Highest Number of Passengers


Manakamana Cable Car, the cable car that ferries the pilgrims to the hill-top shrine of Manakamana Devi in Gorkha district, has recorded the highest number of passengers during the current fiscal year.According to reports, of the over 800,0

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Sherpas tackle Everest death zone rubbish dump


A team of 20 Nepalese climbers has braved the heights of Everest's "death zone" to remove rubbish left by explorers. Many Nepali and foreign climbers have tried to clean up the mountain in the past but Namgyal Sherpa, leader of

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Chinas Tibet, Nepal to promote Himalaya tourism


Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will work closely with Nepal to boost the tourism industry in the Himalayan region, officials said Friday. "To start with, we'll jointly launch day tours along the China-Nepal border,"

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Pata, Travelmedia partnership


KATHMANDU: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Travelmedia have partnered to produce and market a special PATA edition of ‘Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future’. According to the PATA release, this is an

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No HK transit visa for Nepalis


KATHMANDU: Nepalis visiting around two-and-a-half dozen countries via Hong Kong by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will not need Hong Kong transit visa from today. According to Nepal Airlines, the new agreement between the Hong Kong Immigr

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TURGAN wants service charge rise


KATHMANDU: Tourist Guide Association of Nepal (TURGAN) has proposed a hike of 60-70 per cent in Freelance Tourist Guide Service charges. However tourism entrepreneurs opined that the new remuneration rate will not be reasonable. “I

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We urgently need more aircraft


KATHMANDU: Asking the government not to be biased against Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), its Executive Chairman Sugat Ratna Kansakar has requested the government to provide bank guarantee for the purchase of aircraft urgently needed for

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Nepal Promoted in Sri Lanka


A ten-day long ‘Nepalese Cultural and Food Festival’ was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 18th to 27th June 2010.The festival was organised by the Embassy of Nepal in Sri Lanka, in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). Amon

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NTB to analyse all tourism data


KATHMANDU: Lack of Tourism Satellite Accounting (TSA) system has hit the calculation of tourism industry’s real contribution to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). In order to work out exact contribution of the tourism

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NTIDC to Explore Possible Tourist Destinations in 75 Districts


Nepal Tourism Infrastructure Development Council (NTIDC) aims to explore possible tourist destinations in all 75 districts of Nepal within the next two years.The council will be conducting research on the historical, religious and cultural

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Agro tourism project starts


KATHMANDU: Agro-tourism has been launched in Jagat Bhanjyang, Sirsekot, Majhkot and Jagatradevi village development committees (VDCs) of the district which are famous for commercial agricultural production. Govinda Gurung, chief of the P

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Buddhist tour connecting India, Nepal


Kathmandu: Nepal will soon launch a bus tour from Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, to different Indian cities having important Buddhist pilgrimages, to lure over a million tourists to the country during the Tourism Year 2011. The

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Lucknow-Nepal flight to start shortly


BAHRAICH: In a bid to boost tourism in Nepal, Buddha Airlines Company very shortly is starting international air services from Nepalganj (Nepal) located on Indo-Nepal border to Lucknow. Buddha Airlines Company has included 72-seater mode

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New Tekking Trail in Gorkha


For the success of Nepal Tourism year 2011, tourism entrepreneurs and officials are busy building up infrastructure and planning new tours and packages for tourists. That the trekkers may get to explore some f the least explored places, Gor

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Khaptad faces graft slur


The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday seized all the documents related to Khaptad Area Tourism Development Committee suspecting misappropriation of a huge amount of government fund. The CIAA suspects

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Kalapatthar inscription stone to be fixed at UN park


KATHMANDU: The stone inscription with information on the Climate Change meeting held at Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar on December 4, 2009 is going to be fixed at the UN Park located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Thapathali. It wa

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Gutsy Nepali women set sights on sky high record


KATHMANDU: Nine brave Nepali women are all set to climb seven of the highest peaks in each of the seven continents of the globe. According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), from June, 2010 a team of nine Nepali women will begin the first int

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Nepal pottery in tourism bouquet


KATHMANDU: Thimi's Prajapati potter community doesn't use the elegant little wheels most of us picture potters working with. They use old tyres filled with concrete that weigh more than 300 kg. “Starting the wheels is so laborious. It

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HAN wants tax sops for tourism industry


KATHMANDU: Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has urged the government to ease taxes in the tourism sector in the upcoming budget and accord it the national priority sector status. HAN has suggested to cut value-added tax (VAT) from existing

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Clean-up campaign in Fewa Lake


Local administration organized a massive campaign in the first week of June to get rid of water hyacinth that has infested Fewa Lake, one of the major tourist attractions in Kaski district. About 200 personnel of Nepal Army, Armed Police

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Lazimpat Tourism Development Board holds AGM


Lazimpat Tourism Development Board (LTDB) recently held its first annual general meeting (AGM) in Kathmandu. LTDB is a forum of tourism entrepreneurs based in and around Lazimpat. Speaking on the occasion, newly elected President Govinda

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Zimba Zangbu elected NMA president


Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has elected Zimba Zangbu Sherpa as its new president. Sherpa received 443 of the 851 votes cast, edging his competitor Bhumi Lal Lama by 63 votes. Similarly, Nima Nuru Sherpa and Santabir Lama have

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