GORKHA, Oct 8: Hotels in the vicinity of the Manakamana Temple in Gorkha have been asked to stop using child labor. During a monitoring, some hotels and eateries in the area were found employing underage workers.

KATHMANDU, June 20: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court (SC) has mandated the removal of approximately 500 hotels and restaurants that were constructed through encroachments on the boundaries of Fewa Lake in Pokhara. The court has ruled that the area surrounding Fewa Lake should be maintained at a distance of 65 meters, prompting the demolition of all unlawfully built structures. The order has been directed to the federal government, Pokhara metropolis, and all relevant agencies.

KATHMANDU,  March 20: Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), the umbrella organization of hoteliers, has demanded to bring down the interest on loan to a single digit.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Foreign tourists are gradually starting to appear in Thamel, the major tourist hub in the federal capital, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Workers of hotel and restaurants have warned to close all the eateries throughout the country from February 19 in protest of the Supreme Court (SC)’s verdict to scrap 10 percent service charge.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: With great expectations of an increase in the number of tourists visiting the country, the private sector has increased investment in the hotel business. According to the Department of Industry (DoI), registrations were done with a commitment to invest around 12 billion rupees in new hotels in the first half of the current fiscal year.

POKHARA, Dec 7: The hotels and restaurants in Lakeside, Pokhara, have been offered with logos showcasing their indicator-based standards.

HETAUDA, Oct 28: Hetauda on Thursday reported an explosion of LPG cylinders following a fire that broke out in a hotel near the bus park at Hetauda Sub-metropolis-10.

DHARAN, Sept 9: Dharan sub-metropolis has proposed to allow hotels of special nature (lounges and bars) in Dharan to open till 2AM if they fulfill the specified conditions. Although this proposal was presented in the executive meeting of Dharan metropolis on Thursday, it has not been passed yet.

KATHMANDU, July 17: It will take a long time to calculate the time and budget spent on the development of infrastructure and businesses’ capacity to promote tourism in the district of Ilam. Even after so much ‘investment’, it is ironic that the tourists who come here often complain about not having received the basic tourist facilities.

KATHMANDU, September 20: Foreign investors are found increasingly attracted to run hotels in Nepal with such companies proposing to invest in around two dozen hotels in the first two months of the current fiscal year.

POKHARA, Sept 12: The hotels in the Annapurna base camp area that have been closed for a long time due to the coronavirus infection, will be reopened from mid-September. Local business people are preparing to open the hotels in Ghandruk, the entrance to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)) from September 17. ABC's hotels will be open from 20th September.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The tourism industry, including hotels, will be provided with benefits and incentives like those provided to the productive sector.

RASUWA, April 8: For the first time in the recent history, hotels operating on the Gosainkunda trail have agreed to set a fixed rate for their services. The rates have been fixed for hotels, lodges and tea shops operating in the park and intermediate areas at the initiative of Langtang National Park.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The government has decided to waive the electricity demand charges of the lockdown period for the hotel and restaurant industry that are hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. A cabinet meeting held recently took a decision to this effect.

MYAGDI, Jan 1: Hotels in Mustang that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have reopened after nine months. The fear of COVID-19 had led to the closure of hotels in the district since March.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16 : The government has decided to allow hotels and restaurants to resume their businesses starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The government has decided to allow the hotels and restaurants to resume their businesses and services which remained halted following the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown on March 24.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The workers and laborers in the hotel and hospitality sector will get their minimum wages for the lockdown period.

POKHARA, June 30: A total of 86 Nepalis who returned recently from different countries have quarantined themselves in different hotels in Pokhara. They chose to stay in hotels instead of the government-run quarantine centers for better services. However, those unwilling or unable to bear such expenses have been staying at the 11 quarantines managed by Pokhara Metropolis. According to the Paschimanchal Hotel Association, these 86 people came from 12 different countries,  including the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, Korea, Australia, Qatar, Malaysia and India.

ITAHARI, March 24: Hoteliers of Itahari have decided to close all hotels and lodges in the city for 10 days.

BANEPA, Jan 20: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has approved the hygiene level of four dozen hotels and resorts in Nagarkot.

Travel trends for the next decade

January 17, 2020 10:18 am

Apparently, much like everything else, traveling will also develop and change drastically in the next decade. Here are some trends that experts claim the world will see in the field of travel in the upcoming decade.

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

PARBAT, May 2: Kamalebazar of Falebas, Baglung, would ‘remain awake’ the whole night until before two decades. It would offer lodge, hotels to travellers. People from Baglung and Surkhet would touch down here en route to different destinations.

BANEPA, March 12: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has distributed stickers and certificates on the basis of food quality, for the first time, to hotels and resorts in Dhulikhel.

A wonderful world of baked goodies

February 15, 2019 13:07 pm

Dessert lovers beware: You won’t be able to stop gorging on these wonderful treats. Nana’s Delights, an artisan bakery located in Patan Dhoka in Lalitpur, has cakes, chocolates, and cookies (in interesting shapes and designs) that are unlike anything you have ever had before. We guarantee that. Funny thing is Aakash Nath Pyakuryal, founder of Nana’s Delight, claims that until about a year ago, they never even thought about making desserts.

POKHARA, Sept 18: The capacity of hotels operating inside the Annapurna area is being expanded to address the increased flow of domestic as well as foreign tourists to the region.

MYAGDI, July 12: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi district has brought tourism sites, hotels and restaurants under the ambit of law and tax.

GORKHA, June 24: With the onset of monsoon and the subsequent fall in the numbers of trekkers, owners of hotels and lodges along the Manasalu trekking route are closing their facilities and returning home.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Metropolitan Police Range has rescued 39 children from various hotels, dance bars, restaurants and rodhighars of Kathmandu.

ISLAMABAD, May 31: -The Embassy of Nepal celebrated Mount Everest Day 2018 in collaboration with Serena Hotels under its Adventure Diplomacy Initiative.

DANG, March 5: Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Province 5, Kul Prasad KC has been looking for a suitable residence ever since he assumed office. However, due to the lack of government buildings, he is yet to get a residence.

HETAUDA, Feb 2: Province Assembly members from the Province 3 are offered a special discount on hotel services in Hetauda.

Unusual hotels for memorable stays

January 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Prisons, caves, and even a bubble are all open for bookings. If you are particular about your lodging arrangements, if you would go as far as to claim that it defines your travel experience, then you might want to take a moment and go through this list. There are some hotels around the world that aren’t only meant for checking in and dumping your luggage, they have been built to amaze and excite.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Seven hotels of star category, including one five-star hotel, have opened services in 2017 until the end of November.

BAGLUNG, Nov 28: Hospitality industry of Baglung is attracting new investments buoyed by the increment in number of visitors. The district has around 200 hotels where more than Rs 1 billion has been invested.

BENI, Oct 16: The trekking route along the Annapurna Conservation Area is being shorten with the rampant construction of trial roads.

BANEPA, Oct 5: Dhulikhel - a small hill station adjoining the Kathmandu Valley - is attracting new investments in hospitality industry.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Twenty hotels from Nepal have been nominated for South Asia Travel Awards (SATA) competition for their contribution to the promotion of the country’s tourism sector. The nominees include both small and big hotels.

CHITWAN, August 15: Inundated resorts and jungle lodges of Sauraha are preparing hard to resume their operations at the earliest.

CHITWAN, July 20: The tourism sector of Chitwan had been showing signs of recovery during the last fiscal year -- that ended last week -- from a slump resulting from the earthquake and border blockade of 2015 and subsequent energy crisis.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Tourism entrepreneurs have welcomed the new monetary policy introduced by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Monday that allows hotels to exchange foreign currencies with their guests.

POKHARA, April 13: Hotels based in a touristic town Pokhara have been packed with domestic tourists on the eve of the Nepali New Year- 2074 BS. Hoteliers here are busy welcoming guests.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 11: Flooded with tourists this season, hotels at Gorakshep and Lobuche in the Khumbu region of Solukhumbu are finding it hard to manage rooms for the tourists visiting the district. As a result, tourists are facing a tough time finding accommodation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Travel & Leisure magazine has featured Meghauli Serai, -- a Taj Safaris lodge -- as one of the best new hotels of 2017.

Top 10 hotels in Nepal

January 31, 2017 13:28 pm

POKHARA, Jan 31: Trip Advisor, a popular online travel portal, has announced top 10 hotels in Nepal.

MYAGDI, Jan 29: The hotels and lodges in the renowned tourist hotspot at Ghodepani of Ghar VDC – 1 are filled to the brim with Chinese tourists celebrating their New Year holidays.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The row between the hoteliers and trade unions will hit the  tourism sector hard, if the  government does not intervene immediately, Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has warned.