KATHMANDU, Sept 10: With an agreement to develop Kirtipur as the first city with a brand identity, Kirtipur Municipality and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) will be jointly working toward branding of the town's historically important sites. They will also be helping to develop homestay capacity and provide guide training for the promotion of the area as a tourist destination.
Ritu Singh Vaidya, managing director of United Traders Syndicate, has said that the government should urgently work toward bringing mass rapid transit system into the country rather than establishing vehicle assembly plants. Nikeeta Gautam of Republica talked with Vaidya about ways in which Nepal could focus on sustainable automobile growth.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: While urban society is going gaga over organic products, people involved in the trade say Nepali organic products meet only around 8 percent of the domestic demand for organic products.
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Ratnanagar Municipality has decided to set new criteria for hotels, restaurants, and local houses to promote eco-tourism in Sauraha. According to the criterion, buildings more than two-storey cannot be built in the tourist destination.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Though economists are positive about gradual shift of imports through Vishakapatnam from Kolkata, they recommend bringing Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) into the legal framework, stating that it will end the monopoly of shipping companies.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Despite criticism from local entrepreneurs and tourism committee members, Changunarayan and Mandan Deupur municipalities have been adamant on charging service fee from Nagarkot visitors where even basic facilities such as public toilet has not been built.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Economists and experts of Nepal and India have stressed the need to increase the competitiveness of Nepali products and improve logistics services to gradually bring down Nepal's widening trade deficit with its southern neighbor.
KATHMANDU, July 28: Despite widespread criticism from academics, intellectuals, publishers, sellers, and ordinary citizens, the government seems to be obstinate toward imposing 10% customs duty on the import of books.
KATHMANDU, July 24: Tourism entrepreneurs, who were initially apprehensive about the decision to divert Lukla flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu to Manthali Airport in Ramechhap, are now taking the decision positively.
KATHMANDU, July 22: South Korean companies have shown interest in importing glacial spring water from Nepal. However, due to lack of government policy, it may not happen immediately. The government has not set criteria for export of water, whether naturally occurring or processed, due to which exports may take some time.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Though players in the tourism sector are disappointed with the cancellation of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, they are optimistic about creating other opportunities for tourism promotion in the country.