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Mountaineering experts suggest ‘safety council’

Experts suggested a ‘safety council’ for coordinated efforts to encourage mountain activities, foster safety and promote quality standards in the mountaineering tourism. According to world expert on International Tourism advisor David Bamford enhanced safety condition in Nepal’s mountain tourism is

PATA to hold travel mart, bloggers meet

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal chapter today announced Bloggers Conference 2015 and Himalayan Travel Mart 2016. To be organised in coordination with Tourism Ministry, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and private sector, the conference and travel

Tara Air adds new Twin Otter to its fleet

Tara Air added a brand new Viking DHC6-400 Twin Otter aircraft to its fleet. The short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft boasts cutting-edge avionics technology with an integrated full glass cockpit that features the enhanced ground proximity warning system, traffic

Lonely planet recommends trekking in Annapurna Region

World’s leading travel guide ‘Lonely Planet’ has included Annapurna Region in its list of ‘Best Places to Travel in October 2015’. Saying that one can gain some serious altitude in Nepal, Lonely Planet has suggested going trekking to Annapurna Region

CG opens high-end resort in China

CG Hotels and Resort – a subsidiary of Nepal’s multinational Chaudhary Group – has opened ‘Zinc Journey Arokhampa’, a high-end resort in Lijiang, China. “The resort has been opened with a motive of strengthening the company’s penetration in the global

Government to request embassies to remove negative travel advisories

The government is going to request embassies of different countries in Kathmandu to modify or remove negative travel advisories. Speaking at a meeting of parliamentary Development Committee here today, minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripashur Sherpa said that

Earthquake pushes one million Nepalis down poverty line

The devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude on April 25 and susbquent aftershocks has pushed an estimated one million people below poverty line. Presenting the findings of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) report here today National Planning Commission vice chair Dr Govinda

Country needs Rs 666 billion for reconstruction

The country needs more than the current fiscal year’s budget to reconstruct the damaged infrastructure by the devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude on April 25. The preliminary report of Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) has estimated some Rs 666.31 billion ($6,663.1

Kathmandu still one of the best travel destination

Despite devastating earthquakes on April 25 earthquake that floored world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu is still one of the best tourist destination. TripAdvisor.com – the largest travel site – has listed capital city Kathmandu in its ‘Travelers’

Adventure TravelNews asks tourists to visit Nepal

Despite damage to historical and cultural monuments due to devastating earthquakes on April 25 and May 12, Nepal is still able to welcome tourists with open arms, according to Adventure TravelNews. Roads and air transport links remain intact across the

Government names Kansakar NAC MD, Gautam DG of CAAN

The government today appointed Sugat Ratna Kansakar as managing director of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Sanjeev Gautam as director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) for four-year terms. The cabinet meeting today has picked both for

IFC, FMO join hands to invest in Nepal hospitality

IFC – a member of the World Bank Group – will invest $3million in Nepal Hospitality and Hotel (NHH) to develop a three-star hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. The investment will increase the country’s capacity in the mid-market hotel segment, create

Oscar-winning Hollywood actress urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal

Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon today urged tourists to visit Nepal as the country has seen devastating earthquakes – on April 25 and May 12 – that has damaged heritage sites, the major tourist attractions. “I will ask my fellow

Nepal earthquakes fuels crisis for children’s emotional health : UNICEF

Children in Nepal are facing an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences of two major earthquakes in two-and-a-half week, warned UNICEF. Thousands of children and their families have poured back into informal settlements across the country

Nepal improves in travel and tourism competitiveness index

Though, the recent tremor has scared the tourism entrepreneurs, the country has moved up ten spots to the 102nd position – among 141 economies – in travel and tourism competitiveness index, according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report 2015

Avalanche halts rescue works in Langtang

The frequent avalanches in and around the area halted rescue works at earthquake-hit Langtang village in Rasuwa district. The Nepal Army rescue team has taken out 90 dead bodies, including nine foreigners, from the areas so far, according to the

Mt Everest expeditions called off this season

The government today officially called off Mt Everest expeditions for the season. “We have decided to cancel Mt Everest expeditions for this year,” said director general of the Department of Tourism Tulsi Prasad Gautam. The ministry decided to call off

Around 1,000 Europeans still missing: says envoy

Some 12 Europeans are killed and around 1,000 are still not in contact after Saturday’s devastating earthquake, according to an EU official. The EU envoy to Nepal Rensje Teerink said that the authorities did not know the whereabouts of some