We were expecting two million tourists to visit Nepal this year but it looks like we might not reach the target due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China and various other countries. Even before the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was officially launched, tourism entrepreneurs had serious doubts about attracting two million tourists due to inadequate tourism infrastructure in our country.
KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The government has directed the bodies and organizations under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to act promptly for the preparation of prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
KATHMANDU, Feb 29: Nepal government has decided to suspend the Visit Nepal Year 2020 promotion campaign in foreign countries for the time being owing to coronavirus outbreak in various parts of the world.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Preparations are on to celebrate Mahashivaratri in a special manner on the occasion of Visit Nepal Year 2020. Different organisations have started cleaning different places in Pashupati area at the request of the Pashupati Area Development Trust for the same
MS Group has spread its wings since its inception as a trading house catering to commodity trading in the private sector. It has now ventured into manufacturing and the service sector. The group has been successful in operating an international hotel brand, Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott and plans to further expand in the country to serve a wide range of customers.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The coronavirus outbreak in China and the country's restriction on group travel for its citizens is likely to affect the target set by the government in bringing 500,000 Chinese tourists to Nepal. The government is now looking into to attract tourists from other countries to fulfill the gap caused by the slump in Chinese tourists' arrival to Nepal.
This is about some instances and incidents which may be known or unknown but might be of some interest to those following aviation. The biggest news of all happens to be the worldwide fear created by the emergence of Coronavirus. Thanks to the ease brought in by air travel it has since been traced to far off corners of the world. It is obvious that time spent in an enclosed space with unsuspecting infected fellow passengers only help its spread. And it does not bode well for Visit Nepal Year 2020 as there are quite a few airlines that link Chinese cities with Kathmandu. To that end, launching of Himalaya Airline’s Chongqing (CKG) connection, even if synchronised with Chinese New Year, appears ill timed in retrospect.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: In what appears to be a major setback for the country which is celebrating the ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’, the arrival of Chinese tourists in groups is likely to come to a halt from Monday.
The tradition of treating guests as deities (atithi devo bhawa) may be theoretically sound but it is practically an impossible and flawed concept as no human beings can shoulder the burden of fulfilling all the unrealistic expectations and wishes of the people. Hence, the concept of hospitality and relevance of tourism has to be redefined at regular intervals to adjust to the ethos of the epochs and ever-changing socio-political dynamics.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The final contestants of singing reality show 'Voice of Nepal Season 2' are all set to visit various countries in a bid to promote the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign from March to June this year, the organizer said on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The government has intensified promotion of Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign in various countries following official launch of the yearlong tourism campaign on January 1. The campaign was inaugurated in all seven provinces simultaneously.
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has faced harsh criticism on social media for his ongoing visit to Australia to promote the Visit Nepal Year 2020 at a time when the country is reeling under the worst bushfire emergency in history.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Thakurdwara of Bardiya on Wednesday morning witnessed a huge crowd as they gathered to celebrate the commencement of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. People from all walks of life had taken interest in the initiative while the presence of key persons from government offices and social sector had graced the event.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) on Tuesday said that the government agencies are all prepared to host a grand inaugural ceremony of Visit Nepal Year 2020 on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) and associations affiliated have decided to participate in the inauguration of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 at Dasharath Stadium on Wednesday showcasing their respective ethnic identity.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTA) has proposed waiving the royalty for mountaineers climbing 11 mountains in view of attracting more tourists in Nepal to make Visit Nepal Year 2020 successful.
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.