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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

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

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

Government to set up mountain tourism workers’ welfare fund

The government is planning set up a welfare fund for mountaineering tourism workers to help mountaineering and trekking workers at times of rescue and emergency. Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) here today marking the first

Probe panel recommends action against Niroula

A probe panel formed to study financial irregularities in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has recommended action against its acting chief executive officer Subash Niroula. The panel submitting 75-page report to minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhim Prasad Acharya

Nepal needs to diversy tourism products

Newly appointed tourism secretary Suresh Man Shrestha today asked the tourism entrepreneurs to diversify tourism products and services to promote Nepal in international market effectively “We have huge tourism potentials,” he said, adding, “But we are failing to get desired

Hoteliers seek government intervention in Lumbini monastries

Hotel Association of Nepal is going to request the government to bar monasteries in Lumbini area from accommodating foreign tourists. “Such activities by monasteries have affected business of hotels operating in Lumbini,” the association said today after the executive committee

Protestors issues white paper on irrigularities at Nepal Tourism Board

The agitating tourism entrepreneurs today issued a white paper on anomalies of acting chief executive of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Subash Niroula. According to the white paper issued by the Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) the amended Financial Bylaws of

Government forms three-member panel, protestors reject

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation formed a three-member probe committee led by joint secretary at the ministry Purna Chandra Bhattarai to study the demands of agitating tourism entrepreneurs but the protesters are not impressed by the government move.

Tourism entrepreneurs shut TIMS counter at NTB down

Tourism entrepreneurs today shut down Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card sales counter for Free Independent Tourists from the premises of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) has vowed that they would close the counter down

Minister asks agitating tourism entrepreneurs to end protest

Tourism Minister Bhim Acharya today asked the agitating tourism entrepreneurs to end their protest and sit for talks. The government will not bow down with the protestors, he said, asking Joint Tourism Coordination Committee to end their agitation immediately and

Tourism entrepreneurs condemn NTB press statement

The agitating tourism entrepreneurs today came heavily against Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) as the board has blamed them of creating disturbances in day-to-day operations of the NTB. Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) burning the press statement issued by the board

Travel traders to stop TIMS cards issuance, to ask central bank to block NTB bank accounts

In response to the government threat to arrest them ,the tourism entrepreneurs have said that they will stop issuing TIMS card and ask central bank to block Nepal Tourism Board’s (NTB) bank accounts. Tourism secretary Sushil Ghimire today warned the

JTCC, ministry talks inconclusive

Talks between tourism secretary Sushil Ghimire and agitating Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) ended inconclusively today. The committee has been agitating against the incumbent acting chief executive of the Nepal Tourism Board Subash Niraula, apart from some probing the accounts

Joint Tourism Coordination Council against Nepal Tourism Board

A delegation of Joint Tourism Coordination Council (JTCC) today today called on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his official residence at Baluwatar to apprise him of the rampant financial irregularities taking place at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). They also apprised

National Tourism Fair postponed

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) today formally postponed National Tourism Fair scheduled for May 2 bowing to the demands of Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC). The JTCC – a forum of 19 travel trade associations – has today organised a sit-in

Twenty travel agencies to boycott tourism board programmes

Some twenty travel trade organisations decided to boycott Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and its programmes as according to them the board is involved in financial irregularities. They formed a Joint Tourism Coordination Committee and held a press meet today to

Tourism board seeks long-term strategy

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is planning to introduce a five-year tourism plan from the coming fiscal year to ensure planned and strategic development of tourism sector. The five-year plan could help the board cope with the future challenges. Though the