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Nepal calls off Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign citing coronavirus crisis

Kathmandu, March 31 The government of Nepal has finally called off the ambitious Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign formally citing the failure to meet the target due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, the secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, confirms that the Cabinet meeting held on March 22 took the decision. Earlier, the […]

Nepal bars foreigners from trekking citing coronavirus fears

Kathmandu, March 20 Beginning Friday, the government of Nepal has decided to temporarily bar foreigners from trekking any place in the country citing growing coronavirus fears. Nepal Tourism Board under the government says it will not distribute a tourist information management system (TIMS) card, a document that is mandatory for the foreigners to possess while […]

Dolakha: A village town that never tires to lure visitors (Part II)

“Syau-dai,” with that word someone called. I turned around. A smiling young woman in her early twenties coyly bowed her head down before me as she uttered the word; a faint blush tinted her cheeks. I did not even know who she was. I took a little courage and asked and learned that she was […]

Nepal promoting itself as ‘coronavirus-free’ zone to woo foreign tourists

Kathmandu, February 19 The government has decided to launch a drive to tell the world that the country is free from the novel coronavirus epidemic so that it can attract as many foreign tourists as possible during the ambitious Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. A meeting chaired by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil […]

‘It’s time for Nepali tourism entrepreneurs to make a decision about the future of elephants’

When Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat coordinator Suraj Vaidya posted a short video of elephants playing football around two weeks ago, the Nepali twitterati instantly protested, claiming it promoted animal cruelty. Around the same time, dozens of international animal rights activists submitted a memorandum to the government urging it to stop the potential abuse of […]

Nepal records fall in number of tourists in first VNY month

Kathmandu, February 10 The number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in January has decreased by around 1,500 from the number recorded in the same month last year, warning that the government’s ambitious target of welcoming two million tourists in the Visit Nepal Year 2020 is unlikely in the present situation. Nepal Tourism Board says 79,686 […]