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Closed CNP hotels get a new lease of life
The Cabinet today granted the permission for the seven hotels inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP) to operate their business as usual for three more years. The hotels have been closed inside the CNP area since July 15. "We decided more...
Work on international airport in Pokhara begins
KASKI, NOV 30 - Ground levelling and fencing for the construction of a regional international airport at Chhinedanda in Pokhara will be completed within the current fiscal year. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed t more...
Tourist police face manpower crunch
KATHMANDU, NOV 30 - At a time when preparations for tourism year 2011 are ongoing, the tourist police, considered a security lifeline by visitors to the country, is facing a human resource crunch. "Owing to a lack of manpower, we ar more...
Interation on trash management in Tsum Valley
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) together with Tsum Welfare Committee on Novermber 25 organised an interaction on trash management in Tsum Valley. The tourism possibilities of Tsum Valley, lying in the northern reaches of G more...
Pokhara to be country's model city
Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada today said that the government was contemplating over developing Pokhara into a model city. He floated the proposal for model city during the inaugural function of the Na more...
Conservationists in the UK elated at Nepal reviving rhino population
KATHMANDU: The reviving population of the one-horned rhino in Chitwan and Bardiya has made the conservationists in the United Kingdom more enthusiastic. Experts discussing Nepal's one-horned rhino at a seminar at the London Zoo also express more...
New air cargo deal
KATHMANDU: Nepal Transit and Warehouse Management Company Limited and Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office on Wednesday signed an agreement for the operation and management of the air cargo godown at Tribhuvan International more...
Ministry urged to decide fate of CNP hotels
KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources failed to come up with concrete decisions regarding the fate of the seven hotels and resorts inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP). The committee today ordered the Ministry of For more...
HAN dismayed at worker union protest
KATHMANDU: The ongoing protest of All Nepal Hotel and Restaurants Workers Union (ANHRWU) might disturb hotel bookings, affecting Nepal Tourism Year 2011, said Madhav Om Shrestha, executive director of Hotels’ Association Nepal (HAN). more...
Miura to conquer Everest at 80
TOKYO: A Japanese mountaineer who just lost his title as the oldest man to climb Mount Everest to a Nepali fellow septuagenarian vowed today to do one better and scale the peak aged 80. Japan’s Yuichiro Miura, 77, was officially the o more...
Buddha Air for policy change
KATHMANDU: Buddha Airlines, which is planning to operate international flights, needs a policy change so that it can operate its turbo-propelled aircraft on international flights, with Pokhara as its second hub. According to the Ministry of more...
Tourism Council wakes up to life finally
KATHMANDU, NOV 21 - The National Tourism Council (NTC), the apex body formed to streamline tourism related activities, has met after a gap of 10 years. Earlier, NTC meetings used to be held annually or biannually. Prime Minister Madhav K more...
Save the Karnali, say conservationists
KATHMANDU: Almost all of the rivers in the nation have been exploited/reserved for hydropower development and in few decades it would be no wonder that no river in the country would remain in its pristine form. River conservation activist a more...
Nepal Tourism Board celebrates 11th anniversary
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) celebrated its 11th anniversary on November 18. It was established in 1998 under Public-Private Partnership while seeking the opportunity and scope to promote and establish Nepal as a prominent tourist destination more...
Buddha Air to operate Pokhara-India airlink
Buddha Air Private Limited, which is going to launch its service from Pokhara to Lucknow of India from the first week of March, has planned to start with two to three flights a week in the beginning. Speaking at a press meet here today, Bud more...
System snag hits eastern airport
Devices that help transmit the information about a plane’s distance and direction from the airport tower to the cockpit have gone haywire at Biratnagar Airport after Sunday’s accident. Pilots have been notified to follow Visual more...
Unusual Rescue by Fishtail Air Helicopter
An unsual rescue operation was performed by Fishtail Air’s Newly arrived AS 350 B3 Helicopter this morning in Mt. Langtang Lirung 7234m. Fourty yrs old Slovanian Climber, Tomaz Humar who had been missing in the mountain since 10th of more...
Aviation News
According to reports, Buddha Air will start operating its flights between Pokhara and Lucknow from March 2010. The airline will use its current fleet of ATR-42 for the Lucknow flight. The airline is mainly targeting Indian pilgrims bound fo more...
Winged-visitors skip Koshi
Many migratory birds have given Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve --- a home to hundreds of migratory birds in the past-- a skip this time, thanks to “climate change”. The reserve witnessed a sharp plunge in the number of migrato more...
Jet Airways Enhances Connectivity To Nepal
Airline to introduce new, daily service from Mumbai to Kathmandu, effective December 2, 2009 November 09, 2009: Effective December 2, 2009, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will connect India's commercial capital more...
Call to make Palpa a tourist hotspot
Palpali entrepreneurs have urged the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) to promote Palpa district as a tourist spot. A delegation led by FNCCI district chapter president Bhushan Rajalwat met FNCCI president more...
China, Nepal sign MoU to boost tourism
The Third Joint Coordination Committee meeting for the promotion of tourism between Nepal and the autonomous Region of People’s republic of China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint promotion of tourism. At t more...
Three new rural tourism destinations identified
For the promotion of the tourism sector in Nepal, new tourism destinations are being identified. According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), there are more than 10 destinations that are suitable for rural tourism. The new destinations that have more...
HANs Community Room concept
To meet the demand of tourists and the target of Nepal Tourism Year 2011, Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) is coming up with a Community Room Concept. As the number of tourist reservations is scaling new heights and the demand for rooms in more...
Nepal one of Top 10 travel destinations
Nepal has found its way into the list of top ten travel destinations in the world. The Lonely Planet ‘Best in Travel 2010’ has listed Nepal along with El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Surin more...
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