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TIA closed after jet skids off runway

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 20:  Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)  was closed Friday after a Malindo Air with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said. Nobody was hurt in the incident but incoming flights to the Nepali capital were diverted while authorities tried to move the Malindo Airlines Boeing 737, which…

Himalaya Airlines reinforces its CSR initiative

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: Himalaya Airlines has reinforced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by extending its association with Prayas Nepal by contributing kitchen utilities and a yearlong supply of notebooks for their children, for their new educational year of 2075-76. The airlines made the contribution marking the special occasion of New Year 2075 BS and…

Famed mountaineers celebrate 40th anniversary of historic Mt. Everest summit in Nepal

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19:  Eight renowned mountaineers who have successfully climbed various mountains of the world including Mount Everest in 1978 are in Nepal to mark the 40th anniversary of their summit. Amid a special ceremony organized here on Thursday, the heroes of mountain fraternity from various countries were honored by Minister for Culture, Tourism and…

17-year-old UK teen to climb Everest as part of Seven Summit Challenge

Tourism Mail | 19th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: Dimitry Tertychnyy, a high school student from the Charterhouse School in UK, will be attempting to summit Mount Everest as the last in the Seven Summit Challenge which he set for himself. Dimitry is a Youth Ambassador for Global Action Nepal. If he succeeds in climbing Everest, the 17-year-old will be the…

Green Generation Jhapa organizing Kakarbhitta-Shree Antu trek

Tourism Mail | 19th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: Green Generation Jhapa is organizing a trek from Kakarbhitta to Shree Antu, Ilam for promoting tourism in the area. The event has the official aim of promotion of trekking, agricultural tourism, and local culture and traditions. The trek will cover a distance of 42 km. The event will have the participation of…

Parking fees of grounded BB Airways plane reaches Rs. 7.81 million

Tourism Mail | 19th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: The airport parking fees of BB Airways, operated by President of NRN Association Bhawan Bhatt, has reached Rs. 7.81 million. The airline had purchased a Boeing 757-200 from NAC on April, 2017 which has remained grounded since purchase at the Tribhuvan International Airport, costing it Rs. 7.81 million in airport parking fees….

Turkish Airlines organizing 6th Turkish Airlines World Golf Club

Tourism Mail | 19th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: Turkish Airlines is set to conduct the 6th Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup. The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup has been established as the most prominent corporate tournament in global golf since its inception in 2013.  All participants will be personally invited by Turkish Airlines and more than 8,000 will feature in…

Minister of Aviation declares start of 21-hour service at TIA, formation of expert team

Tourism Mail | 19th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has declared that Tribhuvan International Airport will begin 21-hour service from the second half of May. He has said that although he plans to operate the airport for 24 hours daily, it is currently not possible.   In an interaction program between…

Aviation Minister order NAC to start operation of grounded aircraft in 100 days

Tourism Mail | 18th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 18: The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has instructed Nepal Airlines to start the operation of 6 aircraft imported from China within 100 days. Aircraft imported from China have been stalled at the airport due to various issues. Minister Adhikari said, “If the imported planes are operated fully, the…

NTB & TAAN conducts joint meeting with Ministry of Tourism

Tourism Mail | 18th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 18: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) have held a meeting with Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota, Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) on 16 April on various urgent issues in the trekking sector. Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of NTB, briefed the gathering…

Let us make Pashupati area an enticing place: Tourism Minister Adhikari

Tourism Mail | 18th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 18 : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, has spoken of the need of preparing a master plan within six months for constructing the infrastructures within the Pashupati area so that the area becomes alluring. Addressing a programme organised at Pashupati on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of…

Five female journalists of Nepal to climb world’s highest peak

Tourism Mail | 18th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 18 : Five female journalists of Nepal have left Wednesday morning for climbing the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest this spring season. The team “First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018” is climbing the 8,848 meters high peak under the slogan “Unified Voice for Equity” later on May. The expedition is being conducted by…

NAC receives two more Chinese-made planes

Tourism Mail | 17th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 17: The national flag carrier of Nepal, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), on Tuesday formally received two new aircraft from a Chinese manufacturer. With addition of two 17-seater Y-12e planes on its fleet, NAC has completed taking the delivery of all six Chinese-made planes as part of a deal between Nepal and China. At…

Tourist spending increasing, length of stay unchanged

Tourism Mail | 17th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 17: Tourists visiting Nepal are spending larger amounts, although the length of stay has not increased significantly. Nepal Tourism Board has reported that the daily average spending of a tourist is currently $65. “Currently the daily average spending of a tourist is $65,” said CEO of the Tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, “the…

Kathmandu Metropolis hands over Rs 2.5 million to First Women Journalists’ Everest Expedition

Tourism Mail | 17th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 17: The First Women Journalists’ Everest Expedition 2018 have been handed over a sum of Rs. 2.5 million along with the metropolitan flag and map by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City for their Everest expedition. The team of journalists was handed over the sum and tokens by the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolis, Bidhya Sundar…

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