KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The government has announced to cancel all promotional activities related to the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign in foreign countries. The decision comes in the wake of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the global and the risk of transmission through travelers.

Build bridges

February 24, 2020 10:33 am

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli does not like when pictures of tuins are published in the newspapers. ‘They do not get to see one these days and therefore use the old ones,’ he reportedly said recently. The Prime Minister boasts that his government has accomplished so much in terms of creating basic minimum structures such as bridges and roads.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the world should be informed about the fact that Nepal is free from the dark shadow of coronavirus.

No tourism without infrastructures

February 17, 2020 09:15 am

Visit Nepal 2020 has already started and the government of Nepal is expecting two million tourists this year. In order to attract two million tourists, government is spending over six billion rupees for advertisement and promotion in international media. Tourism is a promising growth sector that can provide inclusive and sustainable growth across Nepal. Though Nepali tourism has been making steady progress in the last three years, the number set by the stakeholders seems ambitious with infrastructure being a major constraining factor. However, there is no option but to do our best to make Visit Nepal 2020 a grand success.

Boosting tourism

February 12, 2020 12:06 pm

Visit Nepal 2020 mega campaign kicked off with fanfare in December last year. It ended as a one-time ritual, just as unattended plantation of vegetation at Tinkune and blacktopping a few kilometers of already passable roads in rapidity, spending millions of rupees like water to impress Chinese President Xi Jinping during his October visit to Kathmandu last year.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 11: The government of Karnali Province has set a target of welcoming 100,000 international tourists in 2020 which is being celebrated by the federal government as Visit Nepal Year (VNY) campaign.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) is preparing to release second tranche of subsidy for 100 new tourism destinations across the country.

Nepal-UK relations go back to centuries and the UK remains Nepal’s one of the largest donors and development partners. At the same time, the British Gurkhas have often expressed grievances against the UK government over pension issue. Why does the issue remain unresolved? How will the UK support Nepal in its federalization process and Visit Nepal 2020? How is the UK watching Nepali politics, including the issue of transitional justice process? Nicola Pollitt, British Ambassador to Nepal, shared her perspectives with Republica’s Subhash Ghimire and Mahabir Paudyal on a range of issues.

POKHARA, Jan 30: Pokhara is set to have easy connectivity with eastern part of the country with the beginning of direct flight service to Biratnagar.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) President Kumar Panta said they are dedicated to scaling up investment in Nepal and creating job opportunities thus supporting the government realise its vision of building a prosperous Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Dhananjay Regmi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

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 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated newly appointed speaker of House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota and wished for his successful tenure.

POKHARA, Jan 25: Street children, including some from India, have been found to have created nuisance for tourists in Pokhara's Lakeside. They beg and run after tourists until some money is dropped off, and this ugly practice is sure to demotivate tourists to prolong their stay in Pokhara, and that too while Visit Nepal 2020 is ongoing, according to businesspersons.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai stressed the need to spread the message to the world that mountains of Nepal are safe and clean.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: In a bid to promote the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign amid Burmese the Nepali Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar has been organizing various events, prompting the locals to visit Nepal.

Madhyapur Thimi’s beauty

January 6, 2020 16:15 pm

The temple complexes having pagoda styled temples, wooden windows and doors. Then aesthetically alluring atmosphere speaks volume about Madhyapur Thimi being the soul of the city.

PARIS, Jan 6: Nepali Embassy in Paris in partnership with the Non-resident Nepali Association France chapter organized a program at the world famous Eiffel Tower in France to mark the beginning of Visit Nepal Year 2020.

Welcome to Nepal

January 2, 2020 09:05 am

The Visit Nepal 2020 campaign has officially begun. Amid the grand celebration in Kathmandu and several places of seven provinces, the program was inaugurated on Wednesday with great fanfare and rejoicing. There have been commitments from all sides to make VNY 2020 a grand success.

Why Visit Nepal?

January 2, 2020 09:00 am

After a long struggle of Nepali people, Nepal promulgated the constitution from the sovereign Constituent Assembly in 2015. Along with the implementation of the constitution, we have been able to end political discrimination and inequality. After the general elections held in 2017, a stable and strong government has been formed under the leadership of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Stable governments have been formed in all of the seven provinces.

VIDEO: Opening ceremony of Visit Nepal Year 2020

It is heartening to know that the country has a lot to offer to the travelers who want to explore natural and cultural heritages. Be it natural beauty or cultural heritage, Nepal amazes you with its cultural and natural diversity and its scenic beauty. Here are 20 places you should try your best to visit in 2020.

Making VNY 2020 successful

January 1, 2020 08:59 am

Nepal is formally embarking on Visit Nepal 2020 from January 1. The campaign launched by the government aims to bring two million tourists.

POKHARA, Dec 12: National Industrial Trade Fair is being organized in Pokhara next month in a bid to promoting Visit Nepal Year 2020.

‘SAG will help Visit Nepal 2020’

December 10, 2019 07:56 am

POKHARA, Dec 10: Hotel and restaurant operators of Pokhara are hopeful that the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 will contribute to increase tourist footfalls in the lake city.

To visit or not to

December 6, 2019 08:10 am

One of the major agendas of the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign is to promote local tourism. More Nepalis need to explore Nepal, so believe the authorities behind the campaign. But most of the Nepalis The Week spoke to don’t think much effort has been made in that regard.

What’s the preparation?

December 5, 2019 12:51 pm

In not less than 25 days from today, Visit Nepal 2020 will officially start. The VNY 2020 has been one of the most important flagship programs of the government of K P Sharma Oli.  It indeed is a landmark event for Nepal to tap into our immense tourism potentials to contribute to nation’s economy and development. The last time Nepal held such an event was in 1998.  For ten years, from 1996 to 2006, Nepal could not attract more tourists due to armed insurgency.

The trend of operating hotels and home stay services targeting tourists has increased with the nearing Visit Nepal Year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The government has decided to work with non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) and Nepali missions in different countries to display logo of Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign on Burj Khalifa and other skyscrapers around the world.

NAC to use VNY logo in all its aircraft

November 25, 2019 10:35 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has decided to use Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 logo in all its aircraft as a move to promote Nepal.

Poor roads pose a challenge to VNY 2020

November 25, 2019 10:10 am

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 25: As the Visit Nepal Year 2020 approaches, the roads of Karnali Province are going to pose serious challenge to the major tourism campaign of the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Chinese Actress Xu Qing, who has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, is visiting Nepal again in the first week of December to help further promote Nepal’s tourism in China.

BHADRAPUR, Nov 23: Lions Club of Kakadvitta has launched a campaign to paste posters with the logo of 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' on Indian number plate vehicles entering Nepal.

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November 16, 2019 18:00 pm

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CHITWAN, Nov 16: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has announced that new mountains would be opened for climbing targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said on Thursday that the government is planning to bring Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation within one year.

Hollywood Actor Joanna Lumley has been appointed as a goodwill ambassador of Nepal for the promotion of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.

A trek to Langtang

November 2, 2019 00:00 am

Foreign trekkers would climb up on the branches or sprawl and crawl on the ground to capture close-up of floras with a camera. When we watched this, we realized the importance of our flora

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Himalaya Airlines is starting direct flights to Beijing, China from Sunday.

POKHARA, Oct 27: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara say that they are disappointed by foreign tourist footfalls this season.

ITAHARI, Oct 27: The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is bringing drones into use to monitor the region in a better way.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 27: To make it easier for trekkers to find their way through heavy snow, Kangchenjunga Conservation Committee has installed 200 ‘snow pole’ at the Kangchenjunga base camp. These poles have been placed in the range in very short distances.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: A photography exhibition titled "Beautiful Nepal" kicked off at the Wenchang Gallery of Summer Palace in Beijing on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The Nepal government and Non-Resident Nepali Association agreed to jointly launch a campaign to promote Visit Nepal 2020.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Chinese actress Xu Qing has been appointed as a goodwill ambassador of Nepal for the promotion of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.

Night Jeep Safari in Sauraha

October 19, 2019 14:49 pm

Targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020, preparations are being made for beginning a night-time jeep safari in Sauraha of Chitwan.

Build on agreements

October 14, 2019 02:00 am

Wrapping up his two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Visit Nepal 2020 Secretariat and the UKaid Skills for Employment Program (Seep) have collaborated for 'better skilling and up-skilling initiatives' in the tourism sector, as announced at an event held in Kathmandu on Friday.

Will dengue impact Visit Nepal 2020?

September 19, 2019 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: As there is a mounting concern that the outbreak of dengue could affect the upcoming Visit Nepal 2020, government officials said they have taken all necessary measures to ensure that no tourist is affected by this mosquito-borne fever.