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Nepali hoteliers say 1.1 million are at risk of losing jobs to Covid-19 crisis

Kathmandu, April 10 Nepali hoteliers say as many as 1.1 million workers working for them are at the risk of losing jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. They complain the government did not take any initiatives to address the industry’s concern. The Hotel Association of Nepal says the tourism industry is the worst-hit sector […]

Nepal to extend visas of tourists unable to return home in lockdown without fine

Kathmandu, April 6 The government has decided to extend tourist visas issued for the foreigners visiting Nepal as long as the lockdown continues without any additional charge. Many foreign governments have already evacuated their citizens from Nepal after Kathmandu imposed the lockdown in March last week. However, many are still stranded in various parts of […]

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 […]