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Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) promotes Nepal in India’s key cities

Jul 8, 2018-Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has started promoting Nepal aggressively in the key Indian cities as travelers from the southern neighbour is expected to boom in religious, leisure and adventure segment. The country’s tourism promotional body and Society of Travel and Tours Operators Nepal jointly organized Nepal Sales Mission in Ahmedabad...

Nepal Tourism entrepreneurs joins hands to attract foreign tourists in Annapurna

Frontiers Paragliding Nepal

Kathmandu: Tourism entrepreneurs and associations have geared up to attract more foreign tourists in Annapurna region located in central Nepal. Located in the foothills of world’s 10th tallest mountain in the world Mount Annapurna, Annapurna trekking circuit is the second most popular trekking destination in Nepal after Everest base camp. To att...

Tourism fraternity baulk at target of two million annual tourists by 2020

While tourism entrepreneurs are optimistic about a gradual increase in the flow of foreign visitors to Nepal in the coming years owing to political stability, they are baulking at the target of attracting two million tourists annually by 2020, which was announced through the 2018-19 federal budget. The private sector tourism entrepreneurs have s...

China-assisted International airport in Nepal to attract more tourists, business opportunities

Pokhara: The arrivals of tourists to Nepal have grown the highest as the country welcomed over half a million tourists in the first half of 2018, while the arrivals of Chinese tourists have grown by 35.35 percent. Amid such development, the China-assisted international airport being constructed in the country’s tourism hub of Pokhara has been te...

New Zealand to help Nepal re-measure Mt Everest

Aug 2, 2018-The government of New Zealand has extended technical expertise to Nepal for re-measuring the height of Mt Everest—the world’s highest peak. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is supporting Dr Chris Pearson, a New Zealand geodesist who is spending four weeks working with the Survey Department of Nepal to assist them...

Thai Lion Air begins Nepal flights

Aug 2, 2018-Low-cost carrier (LCC) Thai Lion Air made its maiden flight on Bangkok-Kathmandu sector on Wednesday, becoming the second carrier from the land of white elephants to connect Nepal. The carrier will operate three weekly flights-Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays-from the Don Mueang International Airport, one of the two international airp...

Lonely Planet names Lumbini as Asia’s best destination for 2018

KATHMANDU: The birthplace of Gautam Buddha in Nepal has been named as one of the best Asian destinations to visit in 2018, according to Lonely Planet’s 2018 ‘Best in Asia’ list. Publishing the travel list on Tuesday, the global travel authority has ranked Lumbini as the best destination to visit over the next year while the historic city came ou...

Nepal airlines 2nd Airbus A300-200 arrives today

“We have planned to put the jet into commercial service from Sept 1 after completing all the necessary procedures set by the civil aviation regulator,” he said. The arrival of the new aircraft will put the national flag carrier in the company of long-haul airlines. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, the jet has a capacity of 274 passe...

Beijing 72-hour visa-free transit policy

Beijing offers 72-hour visa-free transit for foreign visitors with third-country visas and transit at Beijing. Foreign visitors, who hold passports issued by the countries on the 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy List and stay in Beijing for transit for up to 72 hours, could apply for a visa-free transit stay in China at the immigration inspectio...

Brothers on world bicycle tour to protect environment, fight HIV/AIDS

KATHMANDU: Inspired to do something for protecting environment and fighting against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Amrit and Ajit Baral, two brothers from Baidam-6 of Pokhara, united to embark on a cycling journey across the world back in September of 2015. Amrit, 29, is a medical doctor by profession, while Ajit, 27, is an environmental activist. They are usin...

Nepal Airlines to fly to Dubai three times a week starting tomorrow

Kathmandu, August 17 Nepal Airlines (NA) will start operating direct flights to Dubai from August 18, 2016. The airlines will fly to the city three times a week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Dubai sector is a busy route for airliners currently operating in the route. The city has long been a major destination for Nepali migrant wor...