Lumbini is one of the lucky provinces that has both mountainous and plain terrains and is well connected to the southern neighbour India. It has natural resources in abundance and is also ahead in terms of industrialization. The province now needs to passionately work with a plan to achieve the goal of prosperity.

Gandaki Province counts on the recently-built international airport in Pokhara, under-construction roads connecting it to the country's both southern and northern neighbors, hydroelectricity projects in different parts of the province, and its immense tourism potential to embark on the journey to prosperity.

With a population of about 5 million, Province 1 is quite rich in resources. There is ample basis for the province to achieve development and prosperity through agriculture, clean energy, tourism and industrialization.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The arrival rate of foreign tourists in Nepal has increased by 159.9 percent in April 2022 as compared to the corresponding period last year.

Exploiting the full potential of adventure tourism in Nepal is a sure-shot way to prosperity for the country, provided that we just do not talk the talk but also walk the walk. That said, it’s good to see the local and provincial governments taking the initiatives of their own to promote tourism in their areas, especially after the country adopted federalism some five years ago.

RASUWA, April 22:The number of domestic and foreign tourists coming to visit the upper region of Rasuwa has increased with the arrival of spring and the situation of COVID-19 pandemic returning to normalcy.

KATHMANDU, April 14: A total of 84 mountaineering teams have obtained permits till April 13 to climb various mountains and peaks in Nepal in this spring season. These expedition teams have a total of 689 members. The government was able to collect royalty of over Rs 373 million from the climbers seeking permits.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Farwest Travel Mart, organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City and NATTA with the objective of promoting tourism activities in the Far Western Province has concluded successfully. The travel mart was held from April 8 to 10 in Dhangadhi.

KATHMANDU, April 9: One of the mainstays of Nepal's economy-tourism- is gradually limping back to normalcy after being battered by COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has underscored the need for support from all sectors for reviving the tourism industry which has been hit hard by COVID-19 for two years.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The number of tourists in Nepal has increased significantly in the month of March. The tourism sector, which has been slowing down for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been slowly recovering with the recent increase in tourist arrivals.

NEPALGUNJ, April 1: Rafting, an adventurous water sport, has been started in the Rapti River from Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Ward 1 of Banke Kusum Bariya to Agaiya since Friday.

KALIKOT, March 29: Rakam Karnali Rafting Firm has brought rafting service into operation at Aathbish Municipality in Karnali district with a goal to promote tourism in the region.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A three-day ‘East Tourism Mart’ that was held in Dharan under the management of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Dharan Sub-metropolis for the promotion of tourism in the border areas of the country has concluded today.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Carlo Mamberto, an Italian hiker, immediately fell in love with Nepal and its hospitality and natural beauty made an indelible mark on his heart when he first came to the country and set out on a trek to the Himalayas.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has left the whole world on high alert. With the world just recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict has again affected businesses and industries not only in both the countries but also in entire Europe.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Tourism Revitalization Steering Committee has inked an agreement with Buddha Airlines Pvt Ltd and Yeti Airlines to provide a discount in the airfare to foreign tourists as Nepal is attracting more and more external tourists.

TAPLEJUNG, Feb 23: Tourist arrivals in the Kanchenjunga region of Taplejung have decreased significantly in the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this period, only a few tourists reached the region.

DOTI, Jan 22: The major tourist destination in Sudurpaschim Province, Khaptad, has drawn an increasing number of domestic tourists since the second snowfall this winter last Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the fear of another spell of lockdown looms large, tourism entrepreneurs have demanded that the government allow the tourism businesses to continue their operations by following the health safety measures.

NAWALPUR, Dec 27: More than 51,000 people visited Chitwan National Park (CNP) in the first five months of the current fiscal year 2021/22 starting mid-July.

Nepal's promotional video released

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KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepal's promotional video has been released in the English language, the first of its kind. The music video was prepared by incorporating Nepal's unique identities for the tourism promotion of the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Yoga guru Ramdev Baba has described Nepal as an unrivaled country rich in Vedic Sanatana and religious culture, and that he would make free publicity of its religious and spiritual tourism back in India.

FUNGLING, Nov 21: The number of tourists arriving in the world's third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga region is increasing. Deserted for almost two years due to COVID-19, the region is gradually seeing an increase in domestic and foreign tourists this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The tourism sector that was among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic was the largest recipient of the refinance facility in the first three months of the current fiscal year.

JAKARTA, Nov 11: From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists and beacons of beliefs for indigenous groups.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) have signed an agreement to promote tourism in both the countries.

CHITWAN, Oct 3: Tourism activities have been officially resumed inside the Chitwan National Park. Tourism activities were closed following the start of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Govt scraps mandatory quarantine provision to those receiving COVID-19 vaccines and testing negative for COVID-19

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Around 17 percent of the hotels in Nepal have completely shut down their businesses while more than 1 million people in the tourism business lost their jobs due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

BAGMATI, August 31: The Bagmati Province has decided to set up four new offices under the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment in order to provide public service in a convenient manner.

POKHARA, August 29: The Pokhara Metropolitan City has accorded priority to the promotion of local tourism in the changing context in the three-year periodic plan of the city.

TANAHUN, August 14: The construction of the Manimukundeshwari Wall, also known as the ‘mini great wall’, in Bandipur Rural Municipality of Tanahun district is currently underway. The 1,400 meters long mini great wall project is funded by the rural municipality. The attraction has become a new tourist hotspot in the region.

KATHMANDU, August 3: As many as 2,991 international tourists entered Nepal in July through the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), according to the Department of Immigration.

KATHMANDU, August 3: The average length of stay of the tourists visiting Nepal increased by around 19 percent, despite a fall in the number of tourists visiting Nepal due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Minister for Finance Bishnu Prasad Poudel has urged the hoteliers and tourism entrepreneurs to take benefit from the facilities provided by the government in the hotel and tourism sector.

BRUSSELS, May 20: The European Union took a step toward relaxing travel rules for tourists from outside the 27-nation bloc Wednesday when EU ambassadors agreed on measures to allow in fully vaccinated visitors.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Tourism entrepreneurs have urged the government to declare the tourism industry as a crisis-ridden one, in the wake of the effects of the second wave of COVID-19 on the industry.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has made it clear that there are no health safety risks at Mount Everest base camp.

POKHARA, April 21: At a time when the tourism business was about to boom following almost a year, the government has again imposed strict rules and regulations regarding the operation of hotels and restaurants in the country.

Ilam is home to various ethnic groups like Limbu, Rai, Lepcha, Gurung, Magar, Newa, Khas, Arya etc. Cultural variety can be seen in Ilam in festivities with mind blowing music and colorful costumes.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has geared up preparations to revive domestic tourism hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The NTB will be taking part in the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) to be organised by the International Tourism Promotion Board in India.

SYDNEY, March 11: The Australian government unveiled a A$1.2 billion ($928 million) tourism support package on Thursday, aimed at boosting local travel while international routes remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: It was a moment of pride and happiness for Kanchhi Dolma Hyolmo representing her community in her traditional Hyolmo dress at the top of the world, Mt Everest, at 8848.86 meters.

PHOTOS: Khaptad calling !

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Khaptad has been blanketed with heavy snow as the region started witnessing heavy snowfall since Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepal welcomed 8,874 foreign tourists in January, the largest number of foreign visitors in a month since the government imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24.

Greece’s tourism sector is expected to recover next summer following a dramatic fall in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, a senior industry official said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 ruins Christmas hype in Pokhara

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POKHARA, Dec 25: It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tourism sector. Had there been no pandemic, there would have been a lot of tourists in Pokhara at this time of the year. Although the time is end of the season, the city would still see the flow of tourists. But this year, it has become hard to spot international tourists in Pokhara due to COVID-19.

POKHARA, Dec 12: The newly-launched bungee jump spot in Kushma, which has also been claimed as the world’s second-highest spot of this kind, is flooded with domestic tourists as the country is gradually but cautiously trying to resume all tourism-related businesses in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The Central Zoo, located at Jawalakhel in Lalitpur district,  opened after a hiatus of nine months on Thursday.