Tourism

Series of Adventure Sports Lined up for VNY 2020

Series of Adventure Sports Lined up for VNY 2020

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The Lonely Mountains : Getting Mountain Tourism Back on Track

The Lonely Mountains : Getting Mountain Tourism Back on Track

In 2019, around 6,000 foreigners visited Nepal through the Asian Trekking agency, both for trekking and mountaineering activities in various mountains across Nepal. Likewise, Shangrila Tours received . . . Read more »


Bringing Thamel Back from the Brink

Bringing Thamel Back from the Brink

On a regular Friday, Kathmandu Burger, situated in a prime spot in Thamel, would be packed with customers. The burger house that started its operation four years ago would make average transactions . . . Read more »


QUARANTINE INN : Hotels as Isolation Facilities to Hold Foreign Evacuees

QUARANTINE INN : Hotels as Isolation Facilities to Hold Foreign Evacuees

June 2020   
Nepal is observing an unprecedented growth of corona infection, the number of health workers infected by the virus is also growing; locals, as well as some tourism entrepreneurs in such instances, . . . Read more »


Aviation and Hospitality Sectors in Crisis : A Rescue Call

Aviation and Hospitality Sectors in Crisis : A Rescue Call

May 2020   
On April 25, the Nepal government announced a further extension and suspension of all domestic and international fl ight operations until May 15, as a precautionary measure to stop coronavirus . . . Read more »


Saving Nepal’s Tourism from Collapse

Saving Nepal’s Tourism from Collapse

April 2020   
Times are hard for tourism industry the world over Nepal is no exception. The sector which contributes about 9 percent to the country’s GDP and provides employment to over one million Nepalis is . . . Read more »


SUSTAINING AND DIVERSIFYING TOURISM IN TRYING TIMES

SUSTAINING AND DIVERSIFYING TOURISM IN TRYING TIMES

March 2020   
The coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak will have a big impact on Nepal’s tourism industry. This is because China has almost become our primary tourist source market. The flow of Chinese visitors into . . . Read more »


HOW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HAS IMPACTED NEPAL’S TOURISM

HOW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HAS IMPACTED NEPAL’S TOURISM

March 2020   
China, devastated by the outbreak of coronavirus, on 26 January issued a public notice restricting its citizens from travelling abroad. Since then, the cancellation of hotel bookings, tour packages, . . . Read more »


THE AIRBNB WAY : THE PROS & CONS OF ACCOMMODATION DISRUPTION

Tourist arrival in Nepal is at its peak during the months of September, October, November and December. Like other destinations, Pokhara receives a heavy influx of foreign and domestic tourists during these months. But the reservation of hotel rooms was contrary to tourist arrivals as the reservation of hotel rooms . . . Read more »


Up in the Air : Nepal’s Air Travel Numbers on the Rise

Up in the Air :  Nepal’s Air Travel Numbers on the Rise

Nepal is home to high peaks, cultural heritage sites, wildlife reserves and breathtaking landscapes. This great diversity has been a driving force in terms of attracting tourists from all around the . . . Read more »


Visit Nepal 2020 : The Infrastructure Challenge

Visit Nepal 2020 : The Infrastructure Challenge

Nepal is gearing up for ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ and focusing on achieving the two million tourists target set by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation. The . . . Read more »


The 2 Million Challenge

The 2 Million Challenge

In 2002, global tourism figures were plummeting as the world was still reeling under the aftershocks of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Indian tourism, in particular, had reached its nadir. A . . . Read more »


Adding Value to Nepal’s Tourism

Adding Value to Nepal’s Tourism

May 2018   
Despite the all-time high footfall of tourists in Nepal in 2017, reaching almost a million mark, the country hasn’t yet been able to register an impressive record in average daily spending. In . . . Read more »


The Struggle for European Airspace

The Struggle for European Airspace

In 2017, Nepal improved on ICAO’s safety audit, scoring aviation safety standards score of 66 percent, higher than the global safety benchmark of 60 percent. However, the EU ban continues. . . . Read more »


Bon Appétit : Tourism Opportunities through Food

Bon Appétit : Tourism Opportunities through Food

Good food in today’s world is not just considered as a palate pleaser. Pleasing the taste buds has also become one important way of attracting tourists. Various international surveys and research . . . Read more »


Preserving a Bygone Age for Tourist Dollars

Preserving a Bygone Age for Tourist Dollars

Historical buildings are regarded as monuments with a great a deal of importance to any country the world over. They exist to inspire and showcase a country’s feats in engineering, architecture and . . . Read more »


The Tourism Growth Conundrum!

The Tourism Growth Conundrum!

To compare Nepal and Switzerland, in tourism, may appear outrageous or even silly considering Switzerland’s outstanding reputation and achievements in the international tourism market. But such . . . Read more »


A Vision for Visit Nepal 2020

A Vision for Visit Nepal 2020

Ever since the Nepal Tourism Year in 2011, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation has had a target of welcoming one million tourists into the country. However, the number of tourists . . . Read more »


Taping the Tourism Potential in Tarai

Taping the Tourism Potential in Tarai

July 2017   
Tarai or Madhes, as it is known these days, is a magnificent magnet for tourism. It is a paradise for tourists who prefer tropical climate. It is neither very hot in the summer nor very cold in the . . . Read more »


Nepal : A Paradise for Adventure Tourists

Nepal : A Paradise for Adventure Tourists

June 2017   
Home to hundreds of peaks including eight of the highest mountains in the world, scores of trekking routes and rivers originating in the Himalayas, Nepal has been a paradise for adventure seekers . . . Read more »


To Foster Sustainable Tourism

To Foster Sustainable Tourism

June 2017   
The British daily newspaper The Guardian in April announced Nepal among the top destinations in the world to go in 2017. This news came as a boon to the tourism sector that had been struggling to get . . . Read more »


NTB's Mission Europe : Visit Nepal - Europe 2017

April 2017   
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is celebrating 2017 as 'visit Nepal' year for European tourists, with the target of bringing in at least 200,000 visitors from Europe in the year. Ever since the year-long campaign was announced on Dec 31, 2016, on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of . . . Read more »


Chandragiri Cable Car Readying for Nepali New Year

Chandragiri Cable Car Readying for Nepali New Year

March 2016   
The country’s second cable car system, the Thankot-Chandragiri line, is almost ready to take off. “If everything goes according to the plan the Nepali New Year (Baisakh 1) is going to be . . . Read more »


Tourism Sector : Ready, Willing and Able

Tourism Sector : Ready, Willing and Able

July 2015   
The tourism sector hit hard by the earthquake is ready more than ever to bounce back and recover its lost . . . Read more »