KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal Army (NA) has unveiled eight different promotional activities to help make the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success.

Govt seeks support of foreign missions

December 5, 2019 12:11 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has urged foreign diplomats in Nepal to help the country in making 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' a success.

Govt urges NGOs to organize MICE in Nepal

November 27, 2019 11:15 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has urged non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to use their networks to organize meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (MICE) in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The government has asked local units to prepare master plan for infrastructure development in 100 potential tourist destinations across the country.

In pics: Captivating Rara

November 7, 2019 17:29 pm

MUGU, Nov 7: Rara Lake, located in Mugu has been witnessing the surge in domestic tourists in recent days. On average, 500 to 1000 tourists make it to Rara daily, according to hoteliers in the area.

CHITWAN, Nov 7: In view of the upcoming Visit Nepal Year 2020, the government is all set to complete the construction of an “umbrella street” alongside Rapti River in Patihani of Chitwan within this December. The under-construction street offers a spectacular sunset view. According the local authorities, 70 percent of the project has been completed and the rest will be done before the Visit Nepal Year 2020 begins.

OKHALDHUNGA, Nov 6: Pokali cultural festival has been organized in the district with an aim to attract 20,000 domestic as well as international tourists during Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020. Pokali is regarded as the country's second highest waterfall.

LONDON, Nov 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the works of national pride projects have been executed faster than expected.

Global gathering on nutrition

November 4, 2019 01:00 am

A global event on nutrition—Sun Global Gathering—is going to be held in Kathmandu from November 4 to 7. SUN, or Scaling Up Nutrition, is a global movement launched in 2010 with an aim of ending all forms of malnutrition. SUN brings together governments, civil society, private sector, academia, activists, and others in a common platform and provide framework for working together to improve the nutritional outcomes worldwide.  SUN Global Gathering (SUNGG) is the flagship event of the SUN movement which aims to develop a common understanding on the issue of malnutrition and reinforce commitment from governments and other sectors to improve nutrition.   The Government of Nepal is co-hosting the event with SUN movement Secretariat. It is an important opportunity for Nepal to showcase and reflect on its progress and learn from the experiences of other SUN countries in bringing down malnutrition.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has announced 30% discounts on room tariff at its member hotels, resorts and guesthouses to foreigners visiting Nepal next year.

Gear up for VNY 2020

October 31, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal will officially welcome the Visit Nepal Year 2020 in less than 60 days. The government has announced a goal to welcome at least two million tourists in the year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Tihar, also known as Deepawali or the festival of lights started today.

The true worth of a picture

October 26, 2019 00:30 am

Who will speak for this country and boost its image internationally? Who will stand for accountability, transparency and democracy?

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Chinese actress Xu Qing has been appointed as tourism goodwill ambassador for the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign, amid a function in Kathmandu on Saturday.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 17: Gautam Buddha International Airport at Bhairahawa, which is currently under construction, has witnessed the overall completion of 82 per cent works. It counts 82 per cent of the physical set-up and 18 per cent of electromechanical works of the project.

GALESHWOR, Oct 7: Parliamentary Committee on Development has instructed the government to open Nepal-China Korala border point for bilateral trade ahead of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat has targeted increasing tourist arrivals from neighboring India and China by 100,000 each in 2020.

Are we prepared?

September 25, 2019 01:00 am

I was going through Instagram posts and came across a majestic photo of Kanchenjunga. The photo was taken from a hotel in Damak, which is situated at an elevation of 126 meters. A 8,586 meter high mountain was looming behind the hills, roughly at a vertical distance of 130 kilometers.  Apart from my own country, I have seen the United States, but I am pretty confident that it’s only in Nepal where you can see such a tall mountain from such a low elevation. Nepal is a gem, but we often fail to market what we have to the international community.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has participated in the third edition of Association of Touring & Adventure Suppliers (ATAS) Conference that concluded in Manchester, on Wednesday.

“Be responsible or quit”

September 22, 2019 08:29 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai has asked concerned officials to be responsible toward the jobs they have been assigned to.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The Nepal Oil Corporation has slashed the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by US$50 per kiloliter for international carriers in the wake of growing complaints from tourism and international airlines companies that the jet fuel price was too high in Nepal.

Chitwan boasts of zip line

September 20, 2019 08:53 am

CHITWAN, Sept 20: Aaptari Jaladevi Community Forest has started zip line service for the time in Chitwan district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has launched the official website and handles of different social media platforms of Visit Nepal Year 2020 at a program organized in the capital on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter in collaboration with Visit Nepal Year 2020 and Nepal Tourism Board is organizing the Nepal India China Expo (NICE) in February 2020.

Majestic Mugu (Photo Feature)

August 14, 2019 16:15 pm

MUGU, Aug 14: Mugu boasts many beautiful places with the huge prospect of tourism development.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The government has asked the people to promote the logo of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 through their social media profiles.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has sought suggestions from tourism entrepreneurs to make the Visit Nepal Year 2020 a successful campaign.

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KAVRE, July 27: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota on Saturday said Nepal would host the Global Media Summit-2020 coinciding with the Visit Nepal Year, 2020.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Police personnel deployed at the Tribhuvan International Airport have been trained in Chinese and French languages, targeting Visit Nepal Year 2020.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Non-resident Nepalis living in the US have formally initiated a publicity campaign for 'Visit Nepal 2020' from Maryland.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Though players in the tourism sector are disappointed with the cancellation of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, they are optimistic about creating other opportunities for tourism promotion in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The National program coordinator for the Visit Nepal 2020, Suraj Vaidya, has urged one and all to extend support from their sides to make the year successful.

POKHARA, April 14: The first phase of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 tourism campaign declared by the government has been launched from the Komagane Park on the bank of the Phewa lake in Pokhara. Gandaki State Government Chief Minister, Prithvi Subba Gurung, launched the programme on Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 16: In a move to raise global awareness on peace and promote Visit Nepal Year 2020, several Buddhist organizations have teamed up with Nepal Tourism Board and Lumbini Development Trust to organize 'Light of Peace 2019' in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) called an urgent meeting on Friday to draw attention of concerned bodies to a planned law that would 'further discourage consumption and marketing of alcohol'.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Surge in domestic tourist footfalls this year has come as good news for tourism industry of the country as it prepares to celebrate yearlong Visit Nepal Year (VNY) campaign in 2020.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has announced it will celebrate 2019 as Tourism Promotion Year for Nepal. The move comes as a complimentary initiative to the government’s announcement of celebrating Visit Nepal Year 2020, targeting to welcome two million tourists by 2020.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Tuesday said that both Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) will be fully ready to welcome visitors for Visit Nepal Year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The government has urged the Nepal Tourism Board and the tourism organizations for their support to make the Visit Nepal Year 2020 a success.

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The fourth Summit of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) concluded on Friday, issuing an 18-point Kathmandu Declaration that lays huge emphasis on the development of multi-dimensional connectivity among member states for economic integration and socio-economic development in the region.