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Everest Day: Minister hopes Nepal tourism would get its glorious days back soon

Kathmandu, May 29 Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has expressed his hope that the country’s tourism industry would revive soon after the global Covid-19 crisis. Minister Bhattarai issued a statement on the occasion of the Everest Day, celebrated on May 29 every year commemorating the first ascent of Everest in […]

Cycling from Bhim Dunga, Switzerland Park to Kalu Pandey Memorial Ground (Part II)

(Read the first part) Despite the grand-sounding name, Switzerland Park in Dahachok hills failed to measure up to our expectations.  Shayeet and I did not in all seriousness relish the idea of turning once unsullied hillside into a picnic spot. The gravel road after Switzerland Park looked graded, offering a smooth ride. We learned from […]

After VNY 2020 failure, Nepal prepares for Visit Nepal Decade

Kathmandu, May 10 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai says the government will soon announce the Visit Nepal Decade in its bid to promote the country’s tourism industry. According to him, the government’s annual policy and programme that the president will present in the Federal Parliament later this week announce the campaign. […]

Tourism Minister: Hoteliers ‘rushed’ to decide shutdown

Kathmandu, May 5 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai says the Hotel Association Nepal’s decision to shut the hotels affiliated to it until mid-October and pay their staff only 12.5 per cent of the basic salary was made in a rush. Bhattarai says the government is still discussing multiple options to give […]

Big Nepali hotels likely to keep their staff nominally paid until mid-October

Kathmandu, May 4 The Hotel Association Nepal, an organisation of Nepali hoteliers, has decided to keep all the hotels affiliated to it shut until mid-October this year owing to the impact of coronavirus crisis on the country’s tourism industry. A meeting of the association held on Sunday also made the decision to pay their staff […]

Nepal Tourism Board begins survey to assess Covid-19 crisis impact

Kathmandu, April 14 The Nepal Tourism Board has begun a survey to assess the impact of Covid-19 crisis on the country’s tourism and other related sectors. The board’s Chief Executive Officer Dhananjaya Regmi says the survey will be conducted at an extensive scale, aiming at finding out exact data about the impact of the crisis […]