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.
POKHARA, Jan 30: The Supreme Court ruled last Wednesday that hotels and restaurants cannot collect 10 percent service charge from customers. After this decision, consumers are hoping that it will be cheaper to go to hotels, restaurants and take any service at an affordable rate. However, it is not likely to be cheaper as expected by consumers.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Commercial banks that are facing allegations of charging service fees in an arbitrary manner from their clients have piled up pressure on Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to provide them autonomy to determine the service charge amount to their clients.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Despite criticism from local entrepreneurs and tourism committee members, Changunarayan and Mandan Deupur municipalities have been adamant on charging service fee from Nagarkot visitors where even basic facilities such as public toilet has not been built.
KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Although the Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) had announced to remove 10 percent service charge on restaurant bills in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Sauraha, some restaurants in the Kathmandu Valley are yet to implement the decision
It has been a feature of the eating out/dining experience in Nepal for as long as I can remember – actually for as long as I can remember since I started paying the bills. It’s one half of every Nepali’s carefully considered ‘plus- plus’ calculation – something we remember to factor in either consciously or sub-consciously when browsing through different menus or poring through different offers for events, wedding receptions, and what have you.
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Trade unions of hotels and restaurant workers organized a protest rally in Kathmandu on Sunday, demanding rollback of a decision to withdraw 10 percent service charge levied on restaurant bill.