POKHARA, March 1: Nearly 100,000 foreign visitors entered Nepal in February 2024, which is a 33 percent increment compared to February 2023. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), as many as 97,426 foreign guests arrived in Nepal via air travel alone in February 2024.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is unlikely to happen for another two months. Although the government had formed a sub-committee two weeks ago to advance the appointment process, the committee has not yet invited applications.

POKHARA, Dec 3: The government has set a target of attracting one million foreign tourists in 2023. During the eleven months of this year (January-November 2023), a total of 918,308 foreign guests have entered Nepal. If 82,000 foreign tourists arrive in Nepal within the next month, the government's target will be fulfilled. During the review period, most of the tourists visiting Nepal were from India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: More than 100,000 foreign tourists entered Nepal in the month of November, 2023. According to the statistics maintained by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), 108,630 foreign tourists entered Nepal in the month of November. This is the number of tourists arriving by air.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Recently, there has been a significant increase in the arrival of tourists in the country. With a significant increase in tourist arrivals in the country, the number of tourist arrivals in the month of October has set a new record. In the month of October 2023, 117,306 tourists entered Nepal via air. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the number of tourists who entered Nepal in this month is the highest in history.

NTB to buy only electric vehicles

September 29, 2023 10:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has unveiled its commitment to environmental sustainability by exclusively opting for electric vehicles in all future vehicle purchases. This green initiative was revealed in the board's budget announcement, coming two months into the current fiscal year.

World Tourism Day being marked today

September 27, 2023 07:48 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The 44th World Tourism Day is being observed in Nepal by organizing several programmes today.

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: It has been revealed that Laxman Gautam, currently serving as the Officiating Director of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), has submitted a fake document during his recruitment.

POKHARA, Aug 13:  As of April 1, the Nepal Tourism Board has introduced a mandatory guide requirement for foreign tourists embarking on treks within the country. This decision aims to enhance trekker safety by ensuring that travelers are accompanied by experienced guides provided by trekking companies.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Sustainable Tourism Project (STLRP) and Nepal Mountain Academy, jointly supported by Nepal Tourism Board and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), successfully completed a trekking guide training program tailored specifically for sexual and gender minorities (LGBTIQ).

POKHARA, July 15: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is preparing to bring a budget of around Rs 1.25 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

POKHARA, June 15: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara have lodged a formal complaint against the officials of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)'s Pokhara office, accusing them of failing to fulfill their responsibilities in promoting tourism.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Various 17 tourism-related organizations operating in Gandaki province have demanded the resignation of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) employees there.

POKHARA, June 11: Through the annual budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023/24, the government announced the goal of increasing the number of foreign tourists entering Nepal to one million in 2023. While stating that the year 2023-2032 will be celebrated as the 'Tourism Decade', Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat  announced the target of bringing 1 million foreign tourists in 2023.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepal has witnessed an encouraging arrival of 77,703 foreign tourists in May of 2023. This means that the arrival rate of foreign tourists has increased by 44.9 percent in May 2023 as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The number of tourists arriving here was 53,608 in the corresponding period of last year.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Social media influencers from different countries have visited Nepal in accordance with the collaboration of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) with USAID for the promotion of Nepal's tourism and business and competitive partnership program. After visiting the major tourist destinations of Nepal, they responded that Nepal is truly a mine of natural beauty.

POKHARA, May 25: To reduce the shortage of manpower in the tourism sector, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has trained 81 people from the seven provinces as trekking guides. They were given training for 35 days.

KATHMANDU, May 23: With the aim of promoting the major heritage areas in the Kathmandu Valley, a heritage tour bus service has been started in Kathmandu from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is bringing into operation the 'Hop On, Hop off bus service' from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Tourism Board in collaboration with Embassy of China in Nepal and Pokhara Municipal Corporation is set to organize Nepal-China Friendship Dragon Boat Race Festival for the first time in Pokhara from June 23 to 24.

KATHMANDU, May 3: In the last four months, there has been a sharp improvement in the arrival of tourists in Nepal with 326,528 foreign visitors. In the month of April alone, around 35,443 tourists from SAARC countries have entered Nepal. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) there has been a huge improvement in the arrival as a total of 98,773 international visitors have entered Nepal in April 2023. The number was 61,589 in the year 2022.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The decision of the 'solo trekking' permit, which was closed by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), will not be applicable in the area of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has closed 'Free Individual Trekker (FIT)' with effect from April 1, 2023. With this arrangement, foreign tourists in Nepal have to compulsorily go on a trek only with a guide through a trekking company.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) today launched a survey in a bid to collect data on average expenditure by a foreign tourist.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has requested concerned authorities including the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police to take action against those involved in using fake stamps and letterheads of the board to invite renowned Indian singer Arijit Singh to a musical show in Nepal.

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.