May 29, 2023 13:30 pm
KATHMANDU, May 29: The tourism sector, which has shrunk due to Covid-19 pandemic, is gradually improving. With the increase in foreign tourist arrivals, the foreign currency earnings from tourists has also increased significantly.
March 27, 2023 10:00 am
POKHARA, March 27: This time of the year is the main season for tourists from third countries. The occupancy ratio of hotels in Pokhara should be at least 80 percent. But as the hotel occupancy rate is only 20 percent, leaving tourism entrepreneurs here highly worried about the fate of their business.
January 4, 2023 12:48 pm
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.
November 21, 2022 21:35 pm
POKHARA, Nov 21: The tourism sector which was badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic is returning back on track. As a proof of it, 88,582 tourists entered Nepal till November. In ten months of the year 2022, a total of 4,73,563 tourists have entered Nepal.
June 26, 2022 13:15 pm
KATHMANDU, June 26: Former prime minister and chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has accused the state of neglecting the tourism sector. He made such an allegation while speaking at the swearing-in and medal handover program organized by the Nepal Mountaineering Association on Friday.
February 26, 2022 12:14 pm
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: As many as 16,975 international tourists from 150 countries visited Nepal in January, according to the Department of Immigration. The number of tourists arriving in the country has shown signs of recovery for the tourism sector, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 3, 2021 15:15 pm
POKHARA, Nov 3: The tourism industry remains crippled by the effects of COVID-19 almost for the last two years. However, of late, the tourism sector which was hit hard by the pandemic has shown some progress, however small that might be. Nepal recorded the highest arrival of international tourists in October, following the surge of the pandemic in March 2020.
October 11, 2021 13:00 pm
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The top-level officials of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have expressed their continued support to Nepal’s tourism development.
October 8, 2021 13:00 pm
KASKI, Oct 8: Eight youths from Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality-1 of Kaski district have successfully climbed the 5587-metre-tall Mt Mardi. The youths summited the mountain for the promotion of trekking as well as climbing.
October 4, 2021 18:00 pm
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal welcomed 9,898 foreign tourists in the month of September, according to the information released by the Department of Immigration. The number of tourists who arrived in August was around 6,000.
October 1, 2021 13:45 pm
KANCHANPUR, Oct 1: The Shuklaphanta National Park has been opened for domestic and international tourists.
September 28, 2021 13:14 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Tourism entrepreneurs in Lumbini have decided to resume their businesses by announcing various offers for tourists. The move is aimed at reviving the tourism sector which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Lumbini Hotels Association, hotels in the region have announced various discounts on their accommodation and food services to attract domestic tourists.
September 24, 2021 16:53 pm
BENI, September 24: Mobility of tourists and climbers at the Base Camp of Mt Dhaulagiri is gradually increasing after the government resumed issuing climbing permits that was halted over fears of COVID-19 since August.
September 21, 2021 11:51 am
KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that discussions to open the border checkpoints for Indian passenger vehicles are currently underway.
September 19, 2021 15:42 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Trekking is one of the major tourist activities in Nepal. The trekking routes inside the country are recognized worldwide and have played a major role in improving the country’s tourism sector.
September 12, 2021 18:15 pm
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.
August 8, 2021 17:15 pm
POKHARA, August 8: The spread of COVID-19 has crippled Nepal’s tourism industry as the flow of international tourists to visit the Himalayan country has come to an almost halt. Although the flow of tourists looked promising in March and April, the following months have seen very few tourist arrivals.
December 27, 2019 08:03 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: At least three umbrella organizations in the tourism sector have come out with statements concerning the government’s controversial decision to extend the lease of Gokarna Forest Resort, which is owned by Yeti Holdings, for another 25 years. The statements of all three organizations – Nepal Mountaineering Association, Everest Sumitters’ Association and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents – is almost the same.
December 21, 2019 08:33 am
SURKHET, Dec 21: Hotel entrepreneurs and other businesspersons in Karnali have shown their eagerness to invest in the tourism sector in the region, given conducive environment. They have demanded security of their investment and basic facilities and infrastructures in place.
June 21, 2019 14:55 pm
CHITWAN, June 21: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has stressed the need for promoting the tourism sector for the development of the whole country.