Nepalese tourism hasn’t set the pace say tourism entrepreneurs

POKHARA, Jan 22:  Pokhara hasn’t been able to maintain the tourism flow even after 2 and a half years since the earthquake. Tourism and hotel entrepreneurs have complained in the interaction program in Pokhara that it hasn’t been able to maintain a proper pace in the tourism sector. According to official statistics, Nepalese tourism businesses haven’t improved even when 10 lakh tourists have vi...

Restored stolen historical idols to be exhibited

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The three-day exhibition of pictures of the important and valuable sculptures that had been stolen from different temples of Nepal and showcased in a museum in Denmark has started from Sunday. According to Rabindra Puri, Foundation's Director and Assistant, the photos of 19 idols were kept in the 'The Heritage Gallery' in Duttatraya, Bhaktapur. Addressing the exhibition, he r...

Saraswati Puja: Celebrating the day of knowledge

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Saraswati Puja, also known as Vasant Panchami, is celebrated on January 22 every year. This festival is celebrated as the Hindu spring festival which marks the end of winter. Goddess Saraswati, the deity of all learning and art form is worshipped on this day. On this day, students, professionals, artists, musicians and scholars worship Goddess Saraswati seeking wisdom, ar...

Buddha Air to receive new ATR 72-500 on 25th January

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Buddha Air is set to take delivery of its new ATR 72-500 aircraft on January 25, 2018. The airplane has departed from New Caledonia and is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The ATR 72-500 is currently at Malaysia and is scheduled to reach Bangkok today. The aircraft will depart for Kathmandu (TIA) on Tuesday and it is scheduled to arrive after 6 PM l...

Turkish Airlines’ Mobile App Offers Discount Flight Tickets

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Turkish Airlines now offers a 15% discount on all its domestic and international flights for passengers who download the latest version of the carrier’s mobile app. The discount offer stands from 18-20 January, 2018. The new app offers a much better user experience when planning trips, purchasing tickets and using Miles. Buying tickets, making reservations and seeing save...

Domestic and foreign airlines refusing to pay dues

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: 32 domestic and foreign airline companies that have stopped operation are refusing to pay Rs 113,964,973 that they owe to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). According to CAAN, Austrian Airlines has late dues of Rs 43,600, Burma Airways Rs 186,850, Lufthansa Air Rs 163,644, and the Gulf Air Rs 2,708,777. Similarly, Air Sahara has not dues of Rs 2,478,126, Pakist...

Animal rights activists demand elephant safari ban

NAWALPARASI, Jan 21: Animal rights activists and tour operators from around the world have demanded a ban on the elephant safari which is an important product for Nepali tourism. This has resulted in a problem in the jungle tourism. Chitwan National Park has been an attractive tourism destination because of elephant safari but now it seems that all the businessmen of this field may need to bear a ...

Three members appointed to Tourism Board executive committee

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The government has appointed three new members to the executive committee of the Nepal Tourism Board. Deepak Mahat, the newly appointed member informed that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation appointed the three members on Friday. Out of 11 board members, five are from the private sector. For the appointment of the board members, the tourism ministry f...

Tourists cause controversy by taking nude images at Tilicho

Kathmandu, Jan 21: Two tourists have caused controversy by taking nude pictures of themselves at Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is situated in Manang district and is the highest-altitude lake in the world. The nude pictures taken at the lake situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area have become viral in all the social media. This has resulted in a cultural clash as no tourists are allowed to ...

Rafting Guide Training Completed

Kathmandu, Jan 21: A two week ‘Rafting River Guide Training’ organized in collaboration between the Nepal Association of Rafting Agency (NARA) and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) has been completed this Friday. 51 trainees have received the basic training for becoming a river rafting guide. The General Secretary of NARA, Mr. Shiva Adhikari informed that the trainees ha...