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Tiger meet to bolster regional cooperation
The government has played a proactive role to implement the recommendations made by the Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop (KGTW) organised in October 2009 to save the endangered tiger species from extinction, said an official on Sunday. The M more...
Hotel numbers go up in Pokhara
KASKI: The number of hotels, travel and trekking agencies is on the rise in Pokhara. In 2009, 22 new hotels were opened in Pokhara while some others are in the process of opening soon. With this, the number of hotels has reached 475 in the more...
Recognise tourist police
The nation’s tourist police have asked the Home Ministry and Police Headquarters to recognise their role in writing in the Nepal Police Regulations. “The role of the tourist police has not been defined and we are facing diffi more...
More tourists attracted to adventure activities
Despite sporadic bandas and strikes witnessed in the country in 2009, major tourism activities saw a growth compared to the previous year. The number of tourists putting down trekking, mountaineering, rafting and golf as their purpose of more...
Waterbird Count: Birdwatchers delight
Hundreds of avid bird lovers, including ornithologists, locals and students across the country, are taking part in the 24th Midwinter Waterbird Count from Jan. 9 to 25, the longest-running monitoring programme of any wildlife done on an ann more...
More animals in Makalu Barun area SANKHUWASABHA
Makalu Barun National Park has recorded an increased number of wild animals, an estimated 20 per cent rise in the number of leopard, bear and deer, among others. Poaching has been curbed since the park set up its central office in Seduwa of more...
Bagh Gupha discovered
A new cave has been found in the Manjushree cave at Kirtipur Municipality-14 of Kathmandu, with the initiative of Jalbinayak Community Forest Consumer’s Group. Believed to be the third longest cave of Asia and the second longest of th more...
A whole new ball game for tourism
SAURAHA - Baghmara Chaur in Sauraha saw a different ballgame on Saturday, the opening day of the sixth Chitwan Elephant Festival. The fun started right after Vice Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly Purna Kumari Subedi inaugurated th more...
Tourist Information Centre at Nagarkot
Nagarkot will soon have a Tourist Information Centre as the construction for the same is underway under the Nagarkot Tourism Development Programme.The construction is slated for completion by January 2010.
India tightens tourist visa rules
India has tightened its rules for long-term tourist visas, officials said today, in a move that is causing confusion for travellers and will affect thousands of foreigners in the country. Under previous rules, tourists on five or 10-year vi more...
Cartographic center turns into tourist spot
BHAKTAPUR, DEC 21 - At a height of 2,200 m, the Nagarkot View Tower is currently a popular tourist destination for all those who come to this hill station. That was not the original purpose of the tower, however. The tower was constructed f more...
Conference on Buddhism at Lumbini
Buddhist pilgrims from neighbouring India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar have come to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, to particpate in the Dharamodaya Assembly. President Dr Ram Baran Yadav inaugurated the 10th national Buddhist con more...
Flydubai first airline lands in Kathmandu
Flydubai's maiden flight landed at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu on 15th December. The airline, a Dubai Government enterprise, is Dubai’s first low cost carrier. Flydubai operates four flights a week to Kathmandu ( more...
Conference on Machhapuchre Model Trek
A national conference was jointly organised by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research - North South (NCCR N-S)on the newly opened Machhapuchhre Model Trek in Kathmandu on 14th Dece more...
Alpine Air to start regional flights by third week of Jan
KATHMANDU: Alpine Air Pvt Ltd, a Nepali international airlines, is operating flights from the third week of coming January. This airlines is starting its regional flights from Kathmandu-New Delhi-Kathmandu route by Airbus 319-100, said mana more...
Kingfisher gets OK to fly KTM-DEL-MUM
KATHMANDU, DEC 13 - The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has granted permission to Kingfisher Airlines, India's only five-star airline rated by Skytrax, to operate in Nepal. According to the ministry, the airline is likely to comme more...
Panchase developing into rural tourism hub
PANCHASE: Panchase, a place not far from Pokhara and which epitomizes natural beauty combined with cultural heritage, is located on the tri-junction of Kaski, Syangja and Parbat districts. It is developing into a rural tourism destination. more...
SpiceJet to spice up Nepali air horizon
KATHMANDU: SpiceJet, India’s most preferred low fare airline has announced that it will be flying on short haul international routes including Kathmandu from May-June, 2010 when it completes the pre-requisite of flying for five years more...
Janakpur Airport to be upgraded
The government plans to upgrade Janakpur Airport to Internationa0l Airport. According to MoTCA Minister Sharat Singh Bhandari, the plan was made as part of the first phase to develop Janakpur as a town with religious and tourism significanc more...
Yeti Airlines donates million
KATHMANDU: Yeti Airlines donated Rs 10,79,784 to four social organizations amid a function here today. The airlines gave Rs 2, 69,946 to Helpless Children Welfare Mission, Sewa Kendra Leprosy Relief, Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Wom more...
Etihad to fly daily
Etihad Airways, the national flag carrier of United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced that it will increase its Abu Dhabi - Kathmandu services from four flights to seven flights a week from January 2010.The step was taken in view of the ri more...
Thai Airways for hotspots
KATHMANDU:Thai Airways International is looking into possibilities to operate beyond Kathmandu to connect popular destinations like Lhasa and Middle-East. Th ai Airways fficials said at a programme held here today to mark the 41st anniversa more...
Nepal stands out at Indian travel mart
KATHMANDU: Nepal Tourism Board in cooperation with private travel trade companies recently participated in the India International Travel Mart (IITM). The mart was held at Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad of India from more...
CNP Hotels to operate for 3 more years
Nepal government has granted permission to seven hotels operating inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP) to carry on their business for three more years. The hotels have been closed inside the CNP area since July 15. The hotels have been bl more...
Jet Airways Mumbai-KTM flight
KATHMANDU: Jet Airways, India’s premium international airlines, has started Mumbai-Kathmandu-Mumbai flights from Wednesday. The airlines will conduct five flights — Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday — between more...
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