KATHMANDU, Jan 4: With the declining number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal, the tourism sector is slowly returning back on track. According to the data published by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), more than 600,000 tourists visited Nepal in 2022 against 230,085 visitors in 2020.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Nepal Sales Mission-2022 program organized with the aim to promote Nepal’s tourism has been completed in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia. The program was organized by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in collaboration with the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA).

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The 10th edition of Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival organized by the Human Rights Film Center has started. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Top Bahadur Magar inaugurated the festival at the hall of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu on Sunday. The Shanta Nepali-directed documentary 'Climbing Temperatures, Top of the World' was shown at the opening of the festival.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: A high-level visiting team including Austria’s ambassador to India interacted with the Nepal Tourism Board (NRB) on Wednesday on various issues of Nepal's overall tourism and crisis management. On the occasion, a discussion was held between the two sides on future cooperation for crisis management.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: In the duration of eleven months of 2022, more than half a million foreign tourists arrived in Nepal. According to government officials, a total of 542,975 foreign tourists from different countries visited Nepal from January to November this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The arrival of foreign tourists in Nepal has gradually caught the track. In the past 10 months, around 500,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal, according to data with the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). This is a huge increase as compared to the figure in 2020 and 2021 when the pandemic was at its peak. The COVID-19 pandemic had ruined the tourism sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) hosted a joint meeting with Board of Airlines Representatives of Nepal (BARN) in regards to the possible joint collaboration with BARN members. With a new budget for NTB under preparation for the upcoming fiscal year, the NTB elaborated on the events and international presence with fairs.

Chairman of the Film Development Board Bhuwan KC and Actor Rajesh Hamal have proposed to work in partnership with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to promote tourism in Nepal through films.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has signed a MoU with Korea Alpine Federation on Friday to enter into a mutual relationship to promote Nepalese tourism in Korea.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery Project (STLRP), has started providing 15-day river guide training to women in Balefi of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality from June 15.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan Municipality and NATTA with local coordination are set to organize a Farwest Travel Mart with the objective to promote tourism activities in the Sudurpaschim Province. The travel mart will be held from April 8 to 10 in Dhangadhi.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepal welcomed 19,766 tourists in the month of February this year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: A total of 150,962 tourists have visited Nepal in 2021. The number is 34.4 percent less as compared to the tourist arrival data of 2020. Nepal welcomed 230,085 tourists in the year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that he will not sell his honesty to remain in the minister's chair. He made the comment while speaking on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Nepal Tourism Board on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: In the first 10 months of 2021, more than 84,000 foreign tourists have arrived in the country.

Tourism Cup Golf from Monday

September 25, 2021 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Nepal Golf Association (NGA) in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board is organizing Nepal Tourism Cup Golf tournament from Monday. The launch of the event marks the Tourism Day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Various associations, organizations and experts in the field of tourism have demanded the government create the necessary environment for the full-fledged operation of tourism businesses.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: At the initiative of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and in collaboration with the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), short-term jobs are to be created for 1,000 people in the tourism sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and tourism-related organizations have suggested to the government to resume the visa-on-arrival service for tourists.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has halted its services starting today after some of its staffers tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has asked Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to prepare infrastructures to accommodate at least 500,000 tourists around the Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, May 21: In a bid to compensate the losses incurred by the country’s tourism industry due to COVID-19, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has recommended to the government to make a policy level intervention. To make up for the losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NTB has asked the government to shift its focus on domestic tourism by introducing Leave Travel Concession (LTC), under which companies provide travel leave to their employees.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The government has extended the suspension of international flights until April 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19. It has also decided to renew visa of tourists, who are stranded in Nepal due to the lockdown, for free.

KATHMANDU, April 5: A total of 780 foreigners have been repatriated in four different chartered flights from Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has stopped rescue operation of stranded tourists after bringing 1,331 foreigners from different places of Nepal to Kathmandu in five days. The national tourism promotion organization had started rescue operation since Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has decided to suspend issuance of Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) cards for the trekkers for various trekking areas in Nepal putting trekking expeditions to a halt.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The government has directed the bodies and organizations under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to act promptly for the preparation of prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Tourist arrivals into the country fell by 2% in the first month of 2020 which is being celebrated as Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Fifty international experts on elephants have urged the government of Nepal to stop elephant abuse during the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The chief executive officer (CEO) selection process at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is getting complicated with each passing day.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal has reached out to promote itself as a 'Lifetime Destination' in western India through a sales mission.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has stepped up its activism in enhancing the beautification of the city to make Visit Nepal Year-2020 a success. The beautification of KMC has been put on priority as Kathmandu receives the tourists first upon arrival at the International Airport.

Govt urges NGOs to organize MICE in Nepal

November 27, 2019 11:15 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has urged non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to use their networks to organize meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (MICE) in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The arrival of tourists in Nepal has increased by 10% in October this year in comparison to the arrival in the same month last year.

Gear up for VNY 2020

October 31, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal will officially welcome the Visit Nepal Year 2020 in less than 60 days. The government has announced a goal to welcome at least two million tourists in the year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has participated in the third edition of Association of Touring & Adventure Suppliers (ATAS) Conference that concluded in Manchester, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter in collaboration with Visit Nepal Year 2020 and Nepal Tourism Board is organizing the Nepal India China Expo (NICE) in February 2020.

NTB launches photonepal.travel

September 11, 2019 11:36 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) launched a photo portal, photonepal.travel, on Tuesday.

NTB bringing Rs 1.5 billion budget

August 17, 2019 08:21 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is preparing a budget of around Rs 1.5 billion for the current fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Nepal Tourism Board and Tourist Police Unit jointly launched the Metropolitan Tourism Information Centre at Thamel in the capital on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has made it clear that no agreement has been reached yet on the fee to be paid to the organizers of Indian International Film Awards (IIFA).

KATHMANDU, June 18: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has put in place the promotional campaign in different countries to establish Nepal as the entry point of Buddhist religious tourism.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Nepal is hosting Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM) 2019 in Kathmandu from June 6.

KATHMANDU, March 16: In a move to raise global awareness on peace and promote Visit Nepal Year 2020, several Buddhist organizations have teamed up with Nepal Tourism Board and Lumbini Development Trust to organize 'Light of Peace 2019' in Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Paletee's Holiday, in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), has honored six women tourism entrepreneurs in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Organizing an event entitled 'The Tourism Entrepreneurs International Women Awards 2019: Voices and Visions', the company handed over the awards to three women entrepreneurs from Nepal and three from India involved in the tourism industry.

Through a different lens

March 1, 2019 08:55 am

In an attempt to promote tourism and provide a platform for creative expression Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has been organizing Photo Nepal, a monthly photo exhibition for the last four years. Over the years, they have organized competitions and exhibits to reflect the natural and cultural essence of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: International tourist arrivals to Nepal have crossed the one million mark for the first time.

16th KIMFF all set to kick off

December 3, 2018 11:08 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), an annual film festival, is all set to take place from Friday to Tuesday at Rastriya Sabha Griha (City Hall) and Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu. The 16th edition of the festival seeks to explore the role of women in society as well as engage them - both in filmmaking and film appreciation under the festival tagline ‘’Women Move Mountains’.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Around four months after the commencement of the fiscal year 2075/76, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has allocated around Rs 1.7 billion budget for the FY. The budget was approved by the Board of Directors of the NTB.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has underlined the need of direct flight connectivity between Nepal and major European and Asian hubs to bring more tourists to the country.