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Over 300 tourists stranded in Lukla as bad weather affects flights

Solukhumbu, September 16 Over 300 tourists, mostly foreigners, have been stranded in Lukla of Solukhumbu district as the airline companies could not conduct flights from and to Tenzing Hilary Airport due to bad weather. Imanath Adhikari, chief of the Lukla office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, says the weather conditions have not favoured […]

Ahead of Visit Nepal 2020, global index ranks Nepal poor in tourism competitiveness

Kathmandu, September 11 As Nepal is preparing hard to make the ambitious Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success, a recent report published by the World Economic Forum has claimed Nepal is poor in terms of its travel and tourism competitiveness. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019 puts Nepal in the 102nd position among 140 […]

Govt requires ‘big’ hotels to mandatorily list Nepali food on the menu

Kathmandu, August 30 The government is preparing to introduce a new rule for ‘big’ hotels of the country, according to which the four-star and five-star institutions need to include at least some items of the Nepali food on their menu. After assuming his office last month, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai […]

Angling the water tigers: A breakthrough in adventure tourism

“There he stood, the Mahseer of the Poonch, beside whom the Tarpon is a herring and he who catches him can say he is a fisherman.” Rudyard Kipling (Jungle Book, 1894). Virtually, cut off from the rest of the world until the 1950s, Nepal saw the dawn of tourism after an intrepid duo set foot […]

Govt calls for proposals from private sector to contribute to Visit Nepal 2020

Kathmandu, August 14 The government of Nepal has told companies from the private sector to submit their proposals about various events and programmes that they would like to organise under the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign. The Visit Nepal 2020 Secretariat issued a notice and said it was ready to cooperate with the private sector in […]

Nepal to conduct survey of domestic tourists for the first time

Kathmandu, July 16 For the first time in its history, the government of Nepal is conducting a survey of domestic tourists. This survey will find out a trend of Nepali people’s travel culture and their spending during the trips. The National Planning Commission will conduct the survey in coordination with other concerned agencies, according to NPC […]