KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Nepali delegation participating in the 141st Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade of Serbia have invited fellow parliamentarians from 170 countries to visit Nepal in 2020.

Falling reserves

October 1, 2019 00:30 am

In county like ours whose economy is heavily dependent on imports, foreign exchange reserves should be adequate to sustain imports for at least eight months

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepal and the United Arab Emirates signed a revised Air Service Agreement in Canada on Saturday.

A community homestay was begun here on the occasion of the International Tourism Day on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Different organizations and companies were felicitated for their contribution to the tourism sector, at an event organized in the capital on Friday on the occasion of the 40th World Tourism Day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nirmal Purja has successfully climbed Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak, on Friday morning.

BEIJING, Sept 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping presided Wednesday over the inauguration of a second international airport for Beijing with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest.

Easterners invited to visit Pokhara

September 25, 2019 08:33 am

Invitation comes as part of campaign by Gandaki Province that is celebrating Internal Tourism Year 2019

Bad road takes toll on tourism in Nagarkot

September 25, 2019 08:05 am

The 16-kilometer road was scheduled to be completed by Fiscal Year 2015/16

ILAM, Sept 25: The much-hyped Visit Nepal 2020 is just three months away but most of the roads leading to major tourist destinations are yet to be repaired. The situation is not different in Province 1, which boasts of having over two dozen tourist destinations.

Belahiya border point in a sorry state

September 24, 2019 07:35 am

BUTWAL, Sept 24: Dozens of tourists from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, India and other countries enter Nepal via the Belahiya Bahia border point in Rupandehi every day. This gateway is not only narrow and short, but also filthy and dusty.

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 16: 395 mountaineers from 47 expedition teams have received route permits so far to climb different mountain peaks in Nepal including Mount Everest for this autumn season.

POKHARA, Sept 16: Entrepreneurs in Pokhara have said that the tourism business has not been able to grow due to poor management of airways and road mechanism.

KAILALI, Sept 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai on Saturday emphasized developing the Karnali River as a dolphin habitat and attraction.

KAILALI, Sept 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has stressed the need for all-side support to make the Visit Nepal Year 2020 successful.

LALITPUR, Sept 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has termed Lalitpur as a living museum of arts and culture.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The government is planning to open more mountain peaks for commercial climbing.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai said that the ministry has initiated the task of adding facilities in the domestic airports across the country.

Drive to start paragliding in Udayapur

September 4, 2019 14:30 pm

UDAYAPUR, Sept 4: Belaka municipality of Udayapur district has started the campaign of operating paragliding in a bid to promote tourism in the municipality by welcoming more than 50 thousand domestic and foreign visitors to Belaka area annually.

Rebranding Lumbini

September 3, 2019 01:00 am

Apart from saying ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’ how many worthful initiatives have we taken to promote the birthplace of Gautam Buddha?

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Embassy of Nepal in Cairo organized a two-day tourism promotion program in Marsa Alam, Egypt on August 28 and 29.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker, met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Bin Mohamad and other senior government officials following the opening of the UNWTO World Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

PHIDIM, Aug 24: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has said the strengthening of federalism and republic depended on the success of incumbent government.

Bardiya, Aug 22: Chief Minister of State 5 Shankar Pokharel has said the State government is forwarding the plans to promote green revolution and tourism promotion.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has said that problem of flight disruption at Taplejung-based Suketar airport would be resolved soon.

Bharatpur Metropolitan City has released a music video to promote tourism in Bharatpur. The music video aims at supporting ‘Visit Nepal 2020’.

5 feet tall Tiger statue installed

August 15, 2019 14:47 pm

NAWALPARASI,Aug 15: A statue of a tiger has been constructed and installed at Amaltari in ward no. 15 of Kawasoti municipality. The life-size statue of the tiger was constructed with financial support from the Gandaki state government.

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 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said the government is working with various programs aim to boost up the country's tourism.

Bi-cycle journey for tourism promotion

August 14, 2019 12:21 pm

KHOTANG, Aug 14: Karna Bahadur Shrestha, a local of Khotang, who has initiated his cycle journey for publicity of Nepal Tourism Year-2020, has arrived Gorkha on Tuesday.

Innovating tourism

August 11, 2019 01:00 am

In the age of digitalization, Nepal should opt for ‘QR code’ information system to enable tourists to gather information about places they visit

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has urged the government to operate the Tribhuvan International Airport with its full capacity.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepal Airlines Corporation has started operating trial flights to various districts with a purpose of promoting internal tourism.

The soul of a wanderer

July 26, 2019 08:46 am

Sushovan Aryal has been involved in the tourism industry for a good number of years now. As a travel guide and avid trekker, he leads groups of travelers and trekkers all over Nepal. Today he is more involved in the internal affairs of tour operations and travels less frequently than he used to. But that doesn’t change the fact that traveling is what makes him happy and what he is passionate about.

A national campaign ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020 (VYN 2020)’ is collaborating with production unit of a Chinese film maker interested to shoot movies in Nepal.

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 17: Tourism entrepreneurs and local representatives of the provincial government of Karnali have said that policy and infrastructural issues in the Dolpo region have been limiting the number of tourists in the region.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Minister for Education, Science, and Technology, Girirajmani Pokharel, has called the world community to visit Nepal.

SURKHET, July 11: The federal and state governments jointly have declared 101 tourist destinations in Karnali State (79 destinations declared by Ministry of Karnali State for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, and 17 by the federal government).

KATHMANDU, July 6: Bangkok-based Nepal Embassy organized ‘Nepal Evening 2019’ on Friday in Phuket, Thailand with a view to promoting Nepali tourism and culture as well as attracting foreign investment for the development of the country.

COLOMBO, July 3: Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell sharply in May and June from a year ago, as visitors shunned the Indian Ocean island after the Easter Sunday attacks, the tourism bureau said on Wednesday.

A video challenge ‘My Village My Place’ was organized by We Will Rise Foundation (WWRF) to unveil hidden beauties of the country through the audio-visual.

Homestay registration on the rise

July 1, 2019 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 1: The number of homestays across the country has gone up by 14.48 percent to 324 in 2018, Nepal Tourism Statistics 2018 shows.

DOLAKHA, June 30: In their policies, the local, provincial, as well as the federal government, have prioritized tourism. But an actionable strategy and plan to achieve the goal remains elusive for most of the local and provincial governments except in the case of Dolakha district. Due to its focus on building infrastructure to support its ambition to grow the local hospitality industry, locals say that the district is validating titles given to it:  Nepal’s Switzerland and gateway to Mount Everest.

JUMLA, June 29: In its policy and program for the Fiscal Year 2019/20, Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has prioritized infrastructure development, education, health, and tourism sectors.

RUPANDEHI, June 26: The budget of Butwal Sub-metropolitan City for the upcoming fiscal year 2019/20 prioritizes urban infrastructure development, tourism, trade and industry.

Pokhara targets tourism for revenue

June 26, 2019 05:00 am

POKHARA, June 25: Pokhara Metropolitan City has identified tourism as one of the major sources for revenue mobilization.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Minister for Finance, Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, has said that the tourism sector is the crucial basis of country' speedy economic growth, employment creation and foreign currency earning.

POKHARA, June 23: Gandaki Province has been preparing to develop 44 places of the province as major tourism destinations. The provincial government has allocated Rs 170.60 million for the purpose.