KATHMANDU, March 11: Much to the relief of the country’s ailing tourism industry, China has included Nepal in the list of outbound destinations for its citizens in the second batch of countries for outbound travel released on Friday.

POKHARA, Feb 10: The Nepali tourism industry had been making good profits from the tourists arriving in the country from its two immediate neighbors India and China. Until a few years ago, the tourism entrepreneurs were quite happy as enough tourists would come from India and China and the addition of domestic tourists and visitors from other countries would ensure enough income for them. The entrepreneurs would be even happier as the tourists from India and China would die to visit Pokhara.

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 5: The widespread outbreak of coronavirus in China has affected the tourism industry in Nepal. Advance booking and hotel packages are being canceled by Chinese tourists due to the outbreak of coronavirus.