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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) along with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Department of Tourism (DoT) has requested the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to make it mandatory for trekkers to take at least a guide or porter with them.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Surge in domestic tourist footfalls this year has come as good news for tourism industry of the country as it prepares to celebrate yearlong Visit Nepal Year (VNY) campaign in 2020.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Qatar Airways organized an event in Kathmandu on Thursday to celebrate the listing of the city as the fifth must-see place in the world by Lonely Planet. Issuing a statement, the airways said that the celebration was attended by representatives from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), and the travel fraternity from Kathmandu.

Hotels brimming with foreign tourists

October 11, 2018 08:35 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Star-rated hotels across the country are having average room occupancy of more than 60 percent, according to Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN).

‘Tourism Udyami Seedcamp’ launched

October 9, 2018 08:57 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has announced ‘Tourism Udyami Seedcamp’ in order to welcome ideas of tourism entrepreneurs all over the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The number of Chinese tourists visiting Nepal in August increased by a massive 63.9 percent year-on-year to 12,048. Officials of Nepal Tourism Board have attributed this rise in tourists arrivals from the northern neighbor to Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli's China visit in mid-June.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The government has urged the Nepal Tourism Board and the tourism organizations for their support to make the Visit Nepal Year 2020 a success.

If we want to bring more tourists

August 25, 2018 01:05 am

After completing a year of study in France, I came back to Nepal recently. The journey was costly and I had to face a lot of hassles at the airport. If Nepal had a direct flight from and to Paris or any other city of Europe, the journey would be much shorter and less costly. We are facing a lot of problems in lack of direct flights to and from many countries. It has directly impacted our tourism.