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Manaslu Conservation Area Project surpasses Rs 25 million in revenue collection (kh 21/05/2024)

Annapurna circuit draws record 177,000 tourists in 10 months (kh 16/05/2024)

Domestic tourists decline, foreigners flock to CNP (kh 13/05/2024)

Majority of foreign tourists entering Nepal falls within the age group of 31 to 45 years: Tourism ministry data, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 12/05/2024)

Nepal attracts over 100,000 tourists on average in a single month (kh 02/05/2024), Nepal witnesses 12.75% increase in tourist arrivals (kh 02/05/2024)

Alternative investment : Investing in LGBTIQ tourism will benefit Nepal in multiple ways (kp 29/04/2024)

Towards ethical elephant tourism : Land around conservation areas in Nepal is being developed for tourism, displacing local poor people, by Michelle Szydlowski (kp 28/04/2024)

Tourism Sustainability And Benefit Multipliers, by Deepak Dhital (rn 26/04/2024)

What sustainable tourism means in practice : An Annapurna trek is a vivid illustration of how tourism, if done well, transforms livelihoods, by Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (nt 26/04/2024)

Destination tourism in Mustang : Strategies for attracting both high-end and budget-conscious travellers should be made collaboratively, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 22/04/2024)

Nepal sets sight on multi-billion dollar LGBTIQ tourism market : A report shows the global annual spending power of LGBTIQ consumers is $4.7 trillion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/04/2024)

Over 31,000 foreign tourists explore Ghodepani in 2080 BS (kh 20/04/2024)

Trekking in Nepal: Tips for a safe and memorable journey, by Aswin Khanal (kh 20/04/2024)

Over 400 thousand tourists visited Mustang by road last year (rn 19/04/2024)

Nepal welcomes over 1 million tourists in 2023, with average stay of 13.2 days (kh 18/04/2024)

Tourist police receive 370 complaints, mostly related to goods loss (kh 08/04/2024)

Pokhara sees rise of tourist inflow (kh 08/04/2024)

Parsa National Park welcomes surge in tourist arrivals (kh 07/04/2024)

Rani Lake emerging as destination for tourists (rn 06/04/2024)

Nepal's luxury tours target US, European markets (rn 03/04/2024)

Nepal witnesses substantial surge in tourists : Indian tourists constitute the majority with 30,698 arrivals (kh 01/04/2024), Nepal: Tourist arrivals surge, March sees 28.9% increase (rep 01/04/2024), Nepal achieves record-high influx of tourists in March, the highest in last four years : The year-on-year tourists’ arrival surged 28.90 percent last month with 128,167 visitors (rep 02/04/2024), Annapurna Conservation Area Project receives 30k tourists in March (kh 03/04/2024)

Nepal Drawing More Korean Tourists, by Ballav Dahal (rn 01/04/2024)

Kanchanjunga area receives visitors with the beginning of spring season (kh 30/03/2024)

Tourism Can Be A Catalyst For Change in Karnali Province, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 25/03/2024)

Lumbini Development Trust introduces online ticketing for tourists visiting Lumbini, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 24/03/2024)

ABC trek draws crowds of visitors, by Santosh Pokharel (24/03/2024)

Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra: Tourism industry fears wipeout this year too : Beijing denied nearly 50,000 Indian pilgrims access to the pilgrimage site in Tibet. No signs of new permits, by Krishna Gautam (kp 22/03/2024)

Dignity matters for porters sustaining tourism of Khumbu region (kh 20/03/2024)

Tourism entrepreneurs advocate free visa policy to boost tourist arrivals in Nepal, by Enika Rai (rep 19/03/2024)

Tehrakune wetlands becoming popular destination for domestic tourists (kh 18/03/2024)

Mayor Dahal seeks support from Nepal’s diplomatic missions for ‘Visit Bharatpur’ (kh 17/03/2024)

Pokhara to be declared Nepal’s ‘Tourism Capital’ (kh 15/03/2024), Discos and entertainment venues in Pokhara to operate round the clock from today (rep 17/03/2024), Pokhara Poised To Lure More Tourists, by Ballav Dahal (rn 18/03/2024)

Concerns of Pokhara hoteliers: Despite enhanced facilities and services, prices remain unchanged, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 13/03/2024)

Tourism revenue surges, doubles in foreign exchange inflow (kh 10/03/2024)

Tourism Trends In Nepal, by Saudamini Chalise (rn 08/03/2024)

Tourists’ arrival rebounding in Kanchanjunga Himalayan range (kh 07/03/2024)

Trekking route to Pathibhara from Mayam constructed (kh 04/03/2024)

Reinvigorating Chitwan’s Tourism, by Ballav Dahal (rn 04/03/2024)

Three new trekking routes unveiled in Mustang (kh 03/03/2024)

Nepal's Tourism: Embracing the Family Bond Beyond the Thrill, by Vivek Pyakuryal (rep 02/03/2024)

Foreign tourist arrivals this February rose 33 percent compared to February 2023 arrivals (rep 01/03/2024), Surge in tourist arrivals: 97,426 tourists arrive Nepal via air routes in February (kh 02/03/2024)

Nepal’s tourism sector seeks boost from Indian and Chinese visitors, by Enika Rai (rep 29/02/2024)

Dhakeri drawing domestic tourists (rep 27/02/2024)

Nepal sees a boom in hotel construction (rep 26/02/2024)

Rafting business in crisis due to hydropower project (kh 26/02/2024)

DOI implements online trekking route permit system (kh 25/02/2024), Online ‘route permit’ issued for tourists visiting restricted areas (kh 25/02/2024), Nepal trekking permit goes digital : Foreigners seeking permits to hike in restricted areas will now need to pay the fee through Nepali online payment systems as the government doesn’t have a dollar account, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/02/2024)

Millions spent on infrastructure, yet Khaptad struggles to attract tourists : In first six months of the current fiscal year Khaptad National Park received 890 visitors, only 11 of them foreigners, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 24/02/2024)

Thori laments unmet promise of developing it into a tourism hub : In 2022, the Madhesh cabinet had declared Thori as a tourist destination with Rs10 million development pledge, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/02/2024)

Two foreign tourists die in Khumbu region (nlt 18/02/2024)

Hospitality sector eyes strong growth as tourists return : Hoteliers say they need at least 2.5 million tourists to achieve a 70 percent occupancy in hotels that have mushroomed in the hope of stable government, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/02/2024)

Tourism infrastructures worth over Rs 60 million being built in Baglung (rep 12/02/2024)

Upgrade Facilities For Tourists, by Ballav Dahal (rn 12/02/2024)

Paving the path to prosperity : Investment in road infrastructure is a prerequisite to attracting local and international tourists, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 12/02/2024)

Chamla waterfall at Gadaraya drawing crowds (kh 09/02/2024)

Chundiramgha to be developed as tourist destination (kh 08/02/2024)

Hot air balloons in Nepal set soar to new heights: Triple altitude increase enhances mountain and scenic views (rep 03/02/2024)

Nepal welcomes 79,000 tourists in January (kh 01/02/2024)

Mountain flight from Nepalgunj to Kailash Mansarovar boosts tourism prospects (kh 30/01/2024)

Government sets new provisions for travelling abroad on visit visa : Filling up self-declaration form mandatory for travel to Gulf countries (kp 24/01/2024)

Tourist arrivals in Sagarmatha region plunge by 30%, reflecting winter desolation (kh 23/01/2024)

Nepal's Evolving Tourism Landscape, by Sudhan Subedi (rn 19/01/2024)

Lukla air travel soars as tourist numbers rise (rep 18/01/2024)

Barahi Group: Which thrived in challenging times : In the 1980s, a family-led business in Pokhara debuted with a 10-room, which has now cemented its place among the popular luxury resorts in Nepal , by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/01/2024)

One year since Yeti Airlines plane crash: Tourism in Pokhara struggles to rebound (rep 15/01/2024)

Tourists arrival in Bhaktapur increases (rep 14/01/2024)

Pokhara faces shortage of five-star hotels (rep 14/01/2024)

Study committee recommends declaring Pokhara as tourism capital in mid-February, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 13/01/2024)

Tripadvisor declares Kathmandu as world's best natural destination (rep 13/01/2024)

Mustang secures a spot in New York Times' top 52 destinations to visit in 2024 (rep 10/01/2024)

Need To Tap Tourism Potential, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/01/2024)

Tourist Arrival Boosts Industry’s Confidence, by Ballav Dahal (rn 08/01/2024)

NMA should be developed as an autonomous institution: Former NMA Presidents (kh 07/01/2024)

Nepal’s tourism potential : The country must be clear about the kind and number of tourists it needs and can handle (kp 03/01/2024)

Will the State Department's cautionary travel advisory impact the arrival of US tourists in Nepal?, by Sajira Shrestha (rep 03/01/2024)

Nepal witnesses a 95% surge in tourists arrival in December (kh 02/01/2024), About 100,000 tourists visit Nepal in December (rep 02/01/2024)

Cold weather affects tourist arrivals in Kanchanjungha region (kh 02/01/2024)

Annapurna region records 191,558 foreign visitors from 173 countries in 2023 (kh 02/01/2024)

Rara welcomes over six thousand tourists in five months (rep 29/12/2023)

Over 7 million passengers travel to and from TIA in a 10-month span (rep 29/12/2023)

Govt meets its target of bringing in one million tourists in 2023, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 27/122/2023), Nepal welcomes one million tourists, a post-Covid record : India remains the top tourist source market followed by the US and China, according to the Nepal Tourism Board, by Sangam Prasain (kh 28/12/2023)

Thamel: A Cultural Commerce Hub, by Sahadev Dhamala (rn 22/12/2023)

Bharatpur Tourism Year: Will it hold diverse appeal for tourists?, by Bishnu Bibek (kh 22/12/2023)

Tourism entrepreneurs urge immediate operation of international flights from PRIA and GBIA (rep 17/12/2023)

Growing Media Coverage On Tourism, by Ballav Dahal (rn 17/12/2023)

Canopy Zipline commences its operation at Chobar (rep 16/12/2023)

Chitwan Visit Year to be launched from Narayani River bank (rep 16/12/2023)

Khaptad: A hidden gem struggling to welcome visitors, by Laxman Sharma (kh 16/12/2023)

Everest Dudhkoshi Cultural Trekking Route opens in Solukhumbu (kh 15/12/2023)

Nepal to host conference to help LGBTIQ+ visitors travel with pride : Research estimates that the global annual spending power of the queer consumer segment is $4.7 trillion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/12/2023), Painting Nepal pink : As a queer-friendly society, Nepal, with better investment, stands to attract global LGBTIQ+ tourists (kp 15/12/2023)

Wildlife tourism lures Indians to Sauraha : Chitwan National Park drew 80,223 tourists in the first four months of the current fiscal year, including nearly 7,000 Indian visitors, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 10/12/2023)

Rara welcomes over 4,500 tourists in four months (rn 09/12/2023)

As Tibet restricts Indian pilgrims, Nepal sees a boom : As of November, the country received 287,244 Indian tourists, the highest number on record, who came to Nepal by air, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/12/2023)

Manang attracts record number of foreign tourists post-Covid (kh 05/12/2023)

Tourist arrivals surge in Nepal despite decreased int’l promotion (kh 04/12/2023)

Over 12,000 foreign tourists visit Ghodepani in four months, by Thakur Prasad Acharya (rn 04/12/2023)

Tourism entrepreneurs of Lumbini demand regular operation of NAC flights from GBIA (rep 03/12/2023)

Rs 1.2 million entry fee collected from Mardi trekkers in one month (rep 03/12/2023)

Tourism business thriving in Nepal due to substantial number of Indian tourists, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 03/12/2023)

IHG Hotels and Resorts inaugurates Holiday Inn Express in Kathmandu (rep 01/12/2023)

Over 100,000 tourists visited Nepal in November; 80,000 more tourists needed to achieve 2023 target (rep 01/12/2023)

Five best hill station resorts near Kathmandu valley, by Akriti Shilpakar (ae 27/11/2023)

Police safely rescue tourists and guides lost on Dolpa-Mustang trek, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 24/11/2023)

Tourism bounces back in Mustang (kh 24/11/2023)

Concrete trekking route constructed with people’s mobilization (kh 23/11/2023)

Tourism sector generates 34 percent more VAT than previous year (rep 19/11/2023)

Annapurna region receives 24k plus foreign tourists in a month (kh 18/11/2023)

Prime Minister Dahal pledges strategic tourism development in Everest region (kh 18/11/2023)

Soaltee Hotels and Resorts unveils Soaltee Westend Resort Nagarkot (rep 13/11/2023)

CAAN designates four new locations as paragliding zones in Nepal (rep 13/11/2023)

Pokhara Metropolis, USAID sign agreement for tourism development (nlt 10/11/2023)

Everest region to get five additional luxury hotels (kh 09/11/2023)

October records highest number of tourists despite no improvement in tourism business, by Enika Rai (rep 03/11/2023)

Arrival of tourists increases in Manang (rn 02/11/2023)

Tourism in Himalayan region suffers due to security measures and prohibited zones (kh 01/11/2023)

October 2023 tourist arrivals to Nepal set new records (rep 01/11/2023), Tourist arrivals in Nepal surpass 800,000 in 10-month span (kh 02/11/2023)

Over 20,000 plus tourists visit Chitwan National Park during Dashain vacation (rep 31/10/2023)

Kanchenjunga area witnesses a surge in number of trekkers (kh 29/10/2023)

Tourists demand construction of infrastructures to reach Shey Phoksundo Lake (kh 29/10/2023)

Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality introduces hiking fees to promote local trails (rep 29/10/2023)

Annapurna Base Camp attracts domestic tourists during Dashain celebrations (rep 29/10/2023)

Commercial paragliding commences in Chandragiri (rep 29/10/2023)

Tourist arrivals in Mustang witness an increase (kh 20/10/2023)

Nepal set to welcome large group of Vietnamese tourists via charter flights (rep 16/10/2023)

Nepal can accommodate 3.5 million tourists but govt aims for just 1 million, by Enika Rai (rep 15/10/2023)

Water Tourism Booms Along Sukute Corridor, by Narayan Shrestha (rn 13/10/2023)

Tourists seek alternatives as bad weather disrupts air travel, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 11/10/2023)

Thamel witnesses a resurgence in tourist activity (kh 09/10/2023)

Around 800,000 tourists enter Nepal in the first nine months of 2023 (rep 01/10/2023)

Chinese tourists enter Nepal after Tatopani border reopening : According to the Tatopani Immigration Office, 820 Chinese tourists from various provinces of China have entered Nepal from the border point till September 25, by Anish Tiwari (kp 30/09/2023)

Call to increase participation of women in tourism sector (kh 30/09/2023)

Tourism and green investment: For planet, people and prosperity, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 27/09/2023)

Boost in domestic tourists gives respite to Nepal’s tourism sector, by Enika Rai (rep 23/09/2023)

ADB, Pokhara coordinating long-term tourism sector development (rn 08/09/2023)

Trekkers' team embarks on Great Himalayan Trail (rep 14/09/2023)

As footpaths shrink, Annapurna trek duration plummets from 28 to 5 days, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 10/09/2023)

Over 600 thousands foreign tourists visit Nepal in eight months (rep 01/09/2023), Will 400,000 tourists arrive in Nepal in the next four months? (rep 02/09/2023), Nepal welcomes 67,153 tourists arrived through air route in August (rep 02/09/2023)

Tourist Bus Nepal app launched (kh 31/08/2023)

Tourist arrivals soar in Lumbini (kh 31/08/2023)

Five-star hotels record robust growth (ae 23/08/2023) [Nepal will probably have to decide sooner or later which way to go: Luxury tourism or tourism for people who have a real interest in nature, culture and people. The number of persons who can afford the exorbitant prices of the luxury hotels is falling constantly all over the world! The increase in the number of tourists after the pandemic is of little significance.], Luxury hotels bask in record profits due to events boom : Profit levels surpassed pre-pandemic figures as the end of social restrictions unleashed pent-up demand, hoteliers say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/08/2023)

Tourism In Need Of Congenial Policy, by Ballav Dahal (rn 21/08/2023)

Give New Impetus To Ecotourism, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/08/2023)

Hotel Mystic Mountain reveals plan to upgrade to five-star property : The resort has decided to inject another Rs1 billion to add the new rooms (kp 10/08/2023)

USAID and Nepal Tourism Board launch tourism promotion for Nepal : Audio-visual material for promotion of tourism of Nepal was inaugurated in Washington DC on Tuesday (nlt 02/08/2023)

Arrival of tourists exceeds more than 500,000 in seven months of 2023 (rep 01/08/2023)

Tourist arrival in off-season elates tourism entrepreneurs in Sauraha : Around 1200 tourists visit Sauraha every day, half of them foreigners with dominant number of Chinese tourists (nlt 31/07/2023)

Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort opens in Dhulikhel : The resort situated near the renowned Buddhist pilgrimage site Namo Buddha introduces Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality imbued with local culture and traditions (kp 27/07/2023)

Tourist arrivals in Everest region rebounds (ht 27/07/2023)

Bandipur Rural Municipality enhances tourist experience with multilingual information (rep 25/07/2023)

Tourist influx to Mustang sees a significant surge (kh 24/07/2023)

Dusit Hotels and Resorts expands into Nepal with the grand opening of Dusit Princess Kathmandu (rep 18/07/2023)

Commercial Paragliding begins in Kavre (kh 16/07/2023)

Tourists surge drives hotel expansion (rep 15/07/2023)

Nepalis spend Rs 119 billion on foreign trips (kh 10/07/2023)

China opens Kailas-Mansarovar pilgrimage… …But only for Nepalis, and conditions apply, by Shrijan Pandey (nt 07/07/2023)

Once is not enough : Nepal is a kaleidoscope of forests, mountain ranges, rivers, valleys, golden villages and many other treasure troves along with ever smiling and friendly people, by Madan Shrestha (ae 04/07/2023)

476,000 tourists visit Nepal in six months (rn 02/07/2023), More than 72,000 tourists visited Nepal in June (ht 03/07/2023)

Battered Pokhara tourism looks to new airport for rescue : The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu has asserted several times that the construction project is linked to Beijing's global infrastructure development strategy despite Nepal's denials, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/06/2023)

CNP bans tourism activities including commercial jungle drive inside Park (rn 29/06/2023)

Pokhara's tourism industry bounces back, entrepreneurs eager for further growth (kh 25/06/2023)

Chinese language training imparted to tourist police (kh 15/06/2023)

Rock climbing trail aims to boost adventure tourism in Dolakha : Promoting adventure tourism in far-flung places lifts employment, industry insiders say, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 11/06/2023)

Promotional initiatives underway to bring in one million foreign tourists, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 11/06/2023)

Tourists’ arrival increasing in Bardiya National Park (kh 10/06/2023)

Rolwaling Valley witnesses return of trekkers : Hotel owners say the trekking route’s affordability is the main reason behind the destination’s popularity, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 08/06/2023)

Foreign trekkers now have to hire a licensed guide with them while going for a trip (rep 04/06/2023)

Over 400,000 tourist visited Nepal in five months (ht 02/06/2023)

Newly-opened cable car in Butwal draws hordes of tourists : Another cable car project in the northwest of Butwal is expected to come into operation during the Dashain festival in October, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 01/06/2023)

NATTA concerned over imposition of 13 percent VAT on air-travel tickets (kh 01/06/2023)

Aagantuk Resort announces plan to upgrade to five-star integrated resort-cum-casino property : Room prices start from Rs9,500 per night (kp 27/05/2023)

Nepal Needs Sustainable Tourism : According to the travel guide, LonelyPlanet, Nepal is ranked at the fifth position among the top ten destinations in the world to visit for, by Pratik Bhattarai (rep 26/05/2023)

Lamjung, Gorkha to develop the yet untouched trekking circuit : The proposed circuit is named Buddha Himal-Himalchuli Great Lake Circuit Trail and will pass through the highlands and touch the foot of mountains in northeast Lamjung and northwest Gorkha districts, by Aash Gurung (kp 25/05/2023)

‘Hop on, Hop off bus service’ to operate from today (kh 23/05/2023)

Nepal records arrival of 326,000 tourists in last four months (kh 21/05/2023)

2025 will be observed as ‘Special Tourism Year’ (kh 20/05/2023)

Govt to mark 2080s as tourism decade (rep 19/05/2023)

CNN Travel lists Mustang Valley as must-visit destination in 2023, by Samiksha Shrestha m(rep 15/05/2023)

Buddhist International Travel Mart aims to revive tourism industry : Travel and tour companies from 28 countries are taking part in the three-day expo, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 13/05/2023)

Rock garden homestays in Annapurna circuit draw tourists : The Rs900-package offers visitor snacks, dinner, a night’s stay and breakfast, by Aash Gurung (kp 12/05/2023)

Ghandruk: A gateway to the mountains : Slowly, the glow of the morning sun painted the clouds yellow. The tip of the mountain danced with the golden clouds, by Anish Gurung (kp 12/05/2023)

8,000 tourists visit Manang in four months (ae 10/05/2023)

Lumbini hosting 'Buddhist International Travel Mart' from May 11 (rn 09/05/2023)

Pilgrims to Kailash discouraged by new Chinese rules : Nepali tour operators say the complex rules are designed to control the entry of foreign pilgrims, particularly Indians, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/05/2023)

Helambu puts tourism centre stage by building 60-km long ‘Great Wall’ : The wall will go all around the rural municipality and be used as a walking trail. Work on the project started four years ago, by Anish Tiwari (kp 08/05/2023)

Bid To Highlight Buddhist Tourism Sites, by Ballav Dahal (rn 08/05/2023)

Tourist numbers rise, but not the commercial benefits, by Enika Rai (rep 07/05/2023)

Solo Trekking Vs Group Trekking in Nepal (rep 06/05/2023)

Nepal receives more than 300,000 foreign visitors in last four months (rep 03/05/2023), Country received nearly 100,000 foreign tourists in April (ht 03/05/2023), A close to 99,000 tourists visited Nepal in April (ae 03/05/2023)

No Rest For The Weary: Thamel’s tourists plagued by sleepless nights due to noisy discos and clubs (rep 02/05/2023)

Tourism business back on track in Helambu (kh 26/04/2023)

Manaslu sees increased number of trekkers : Around 1,150 foreigners visited the area located in the northern part of the Gorkha district, bordering Tibet, in the first three months of this year, by Hariram Upreti (kp 20/04/2023)

Ride to Rara competition to promote tourism in Karnali (kh19/04/2023)

Harness Full Potential Of Tourism, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 18/04/2023)

okhara hotels witness surge in tourists inflow, 90 percent occupancy in hotels (kh 15/04/2023)

Increasing influx of foreign tourists instills hopes of reviving COVID-marred tourism (kh 14/04/2023)

Villages in Lamjung seek to boost income with homestays : Guests will be offered a tour of the large cardamom farms and delicacies such as tea, pickles and liquor with flavours of the locally produced large cardamom, by Aash Gurung (kp 13/04/2023)

Tourism in 2079 BS: Increasing influx of foreign tourists instills hopes of reviving COVID-19 marred tourism (rep 13/04/2023), Increasing influx of foreign tourists, by CB Adhikari (rn 13/04/2023)

Tourism Reviving Amid COVID Resurgence, by Ballav Dahal (rn 10/04/2023)

Entrepreneurs say tourism’s recovery may get hampered by the mandatory guide rule : Footfall in the Annapurna Circuit has been on the rise this year, providing relief to businesses hit hard by the pandemic, by Aash Gurung and Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 09/04/2023)

Government is God : Nepal’s tourism slogan ‘Guest Is God’ is turning into a farce (nt 07/04/2023)

Rafting activities back to normal in Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi rivers : Tourism entrepreneurs say resorts and hotels built on the banks of the two rivers are currently fully occupied, by Anish Tiwari (kp 05/04/2023)

Province govt eager to develop Thori as tourist hub: Minister Yadav (kh 04/04/2023)

Everest region, Nepal Tourism Board dispute over solo trek ban heats up : It is not mandatory to hire a guide for trekking in the Everest region, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality says, by Bhanubhakta Niraula (kp 04/04/2023)

Airline companies to pay Rs 10,000 for chartered helicopter flights to Annapurna base camp (rep 03/04/2023)

Tourists required to obtain TIMS card, hire guide for 14 trekking regions (ht 02/04/2023)

Nepal welcomes 100,000 tourists in March (nlt 02/04/2023), Around 100 thousand foreign tourists visit Nepal in March (kh 02/04/2023), Tourist arrivals hit four-year high in March (ae 03/04/2023)

Tourism industry loses millions with Kailash Yatra closed : China has yet to welcome pilgrims to the Tibet site that was closed after the outbreak of Covid pandemic in 2020, by Sangam Prasain and Rupa Gahatraj (kp 01/04/2023)

Tourism board, Everest region lock horns over new trekking rule : Guideline says foreigners cannot visit national parks and conservation areas on their own, by Sangam Prasain (30/03/2023)

Local level to allow solo trekking in the Everest region (rep 28/03/2023)

Khumaidanda draws increasing arrival of tourists (kh 27/03/2023)

Tourism sector in trouble as occupancy rate of hotels in Pokhara stands 20 percent despite peak tourist season, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 27/03/2023)

Buddha related cave at Banganga waiting publicity (kh 26/03/2023)

Luxury mountain resorts lure leisure travellers : Here are some plush resorts along with a rundown of the amenities to help you find the perfect place to stay, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/03/2023)

2500 tourists on Annapurna circuit trek in three months (rn 25/03/2023)

Where are they? Only 550,000 tourists came to Nepal last fiscal year, which is 50 percent of pre-Covid level (kp 22/03/2023)

Trekking culture suffers consequences of unmanaged motorways in Annapurna (rn 21/03/2023)

Hotel industry goes from boom to bust as tourism fluctuates : Frequent plane crashes, misguided policies and political instability cast a pall over the sector that is still struggling to recover from the Covid pandemic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/03/2023) [When coalition partners agree to change the government three times within four and a half years, it shows that they are neither interested in political stability nor in reviving the economy!]

Bandipur to construct glass bridge (kh 18/03/2023)

lore the unspoiled wilderness of Far West : In Bardiya and Kailali, community-run homestays are empowering Tharu villagers financially while offering travellers a chance to explore Nepal in a more immersive way, by Marissa Taylor (kp 17/03/2023)

Give A Boost To Tourism, by Yug Bahadur (rn 17/03/2023)

Tourism stakeholders stress the need for reliable data : Data unavailability and inconsistencies have affected the formulation of effective tourism policy, they say (kp 16/03/2023)

Nepal ends solo trekking era. Everest region is an exception : The decision has prompted strong reactions on social media from loyal and would-be trekkers--many of whom have expressed anger, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/03/2023)

Chinese tourists are returning to Nepal after three years : China’s culture and tourism ministry on Friday gave permission to its citizens to travel to 40 countries, beginning March 15. Nepal tops the list, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/03/2023), China adds Nepal to list of approved outbound tourist destinations for citizens (rep 11/03/2023)

Ecotourism in times of climate crisis, by Basu Gautam (ae 10/03/2023)

Khijidemba Capitalising On Its Huge Tourism Potential, by Ballav Dahal (rn 10/03/2023)

Tourism businesses impatiently await Chinese visitors (ae 09/03/2023)

Mechi Community Homestay attracting foreign guests (kh 04/03/2023)

No more solo treks. Guides mandatory from April 1 : Some say the rule would restrict trekkers, particularly those coming to Nepal for adventure in the mountains, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/03/2023), NTB suspends FIT provision from April 1, makes it mandatory for foreign tourist to take guides during trekking (rep 04/03/2023), Don’t push it : Except on some routes, the decision of whether to have a guide to tag along should be entirely up to the trekkers (kp 08/03/2023)

Hotel bookings on the rise as tourism sector sees a gradual recovery (rep 04/03/2023)

Three new trekking circuits opened to trekkers in Lamjung : The main motive of the new routes is to offer a real off-the-beaten path trekking experience, tourism entrepreneurs say, by Subin Adhikari (kp 03/03/2023)

Nepal adds over a dozen star hotels in the past one year, by Enika Rai (rep 03/03/2023)

Over 73,000 foreign tourists enter Nepal via air route in February (kh 02/03/2023), Tourist arrivals soar by over 254 per cent in two months (ht 02/03/2023), Growing number of tourists fuels speedy recovery of Nepal’s tourism (ae 02/03/2023)

Chandragiri Hills drawing domestic and foreign tourist (kh 02/03/2023)

Over 100,000 tourists visited Nepal in first two months of 2023 (rep 01/03/2023)

Infrastructure built near Rara Lake to be relocated to curb pollution, authorities say : Existing structures near the lake will be moved to Upper Mili Chaur, around half an hour’s walking distance from the lake, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 26/02/2023)

NTB begins survey to find average expenditure by foreign tourist (kh 26/02/2023)

Main tourist season starts; advance booking of hotels in Pokhara not satisfactory (rep 19/02/2023), Pandemic, Plane Crash and Pokhara (rep 20/02/2023)

Crumbling jungle villas hark back to golden safari era : In 2012, the government removed luxury jungle resorts inside Chitwan National Park citing possible harm to its ecology. They want back in, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/02/2023)

Kanchenjunga region witnesses an increased number of tourists (kh 15/02/2023)

roposal of feasibility study sought for Khaptad tourism project (kh 09/02/2023)

Nepal Expects More Chinese Visitors, by Ballav Dahal (rn 06/02/2023)

659 tourists entered Nepal through Birgunj checkpoint in a year (rep 05/02/2023)

The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Nepal encouraging during off season: NTB, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 02/02/2023), International tourist arrivals rebounded 224pc in January (ht 03/02/2023)

Begnas locals unite for tourism promotion, by Smita Adhikari (ae 03/02/2023)

Over 55,000 foreign tourists enter Nepal via air in January (kh 02/02/2023)

Snow-capped Rara attracts inflow of tourists (kh 30/01/2023)

Uptick in rafting brings cheer to tourism entrepreneurs in Sindhuli : Mulkot in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality became a popular destination for rafting after the BP Highway, the shortest route connecting Kathmandu and eastern Tarai, opened to traffic in 2015, by Rajkumar Karki (kp 29/01/2023)

China to enlist Nepal in top tourist destination, by Nanda Lal Tiwari (rn 29/01/2023)

Nepal Airlines and NATTA form joint task force to increase ticket sales, tourist flow (ht 27/01/2023)

SC orders restaurants, hotels not to collect 10 percent service charge (kh 26/01/2023), No more service charge anywhere, top court says : Establishments—airports and electric utilities to hotels and restaurants—can no longer add service charge to bill, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 27/01/2023)

China resumes outbound group tours excluding Nepal from the list of ‘relevant countries' : The disappearance of Nepal from the list, according to Nepali travel trade entrepreneurs, could affect the government’s target of welcoming 1 million tourists in 2023 (ae 24/01/2023)

Concentrate On Proper Tourism Planning, by BP Badal (rn 21/01/2023)

Khumbu receives tourists even in off-season (kh 20/01/2023)

Annapurna circuit received near 16k tourists (rep 16/01/2023)

Yeti Air plane crash major blow to tourism industry: TAAN (kh 16/01/2023)

Trekkers return to Annapurna, Manaslu : Local hoteliers in the region say rooms were almost fully sold out in 2022 due to an increased number of trekkers, by Aash Gurung and Hariram Upreti (kp 13/01/2023)

Keeping track of tourists : To make tourism a driver of the Nepali economy, we must first collect accurate industry-related data, by Hikmat Singh Ayer (kp 11/01/2023)

Need To Upgrade Tourism Infrastructure, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/01/2023)

Welcoming Chinese tourists : China’s support to Nepal as a tourist destination is vital to recover from economic losses, by Anurag Acharya and Aslesh Shrestha (kp 09/01/2023)

Tourism On Recovery Course, by Ballav Dahal (rn 09/01/2023)

Dudh Kunda’s divine duende : At an elevation of 4,561 metres and located at the base of the Numbur Himal, the pond is one of the lesser-explored trekking destinations in the country, by Binita Nepali (kp 06/01/2023)

Peak tourism in 2023 : More than 70 years after Nepal opened to the world, the country has yet to fully benefit from tourism, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 06/01/2023)

utting adventure back in trekking in Annapurna : Guides are exploring alternative routes untouched by modernity after the old trails became highways, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 06/01/2023)

Of death and macabre tourism : The cremation site in Pashupatinath temple could be a remarkable attraction of dark tourism in Nepal, by Mukesh Dangol (kp 05/01/2023)

Nepali tourism sector holds big hopes for 2023 (ae 04/01/2023)

Commercial rafting and kayaking begin in Kaligandaki (kh 04/01/2023)

Store owners in Thamel smile as tourists return : The streets are crawling with vacationers even during the December-January season, which is normally known as the off season, traders say, by Subin Adhikari (kp 03/01/2023)

Bhaktapur Municipality adjusts entry fee in line dollar price (kh 02/01/2023) [Such entry fees are questionable if tourism is to be promoted, but making the amount of the fees dependent on the visitors' country of origin is discriminatory!]

Nepal's tourism on the mend with more than 600,000 foreign visitors in 2022 (ht 02/01/2022), Tourist arrivals hits three-year high in 2022 (ae 02/01/2023), Nepal sees highest number of tourists from India in 2022 (rep 02/01/2023)

Nepal tourism board targets 1 million tourists in 2023 : The country’s tourism promotional body plans aggressive marketing activities in Asia (kp 01/01/2023)

Chitwan hotels filling up on New Year eve (kh 31/12/2022)

Lack of data hurting Pokhara’s bid to become ‘tourism capital’, by Smita Adhikari (ap 30/12/2022)

Home-stay facility lures more tourists in Kaski village (kh 26/12/2022)

Kathmandu’s posh hotels are once again making money : All four five-star hotels listed on the Nepal Stock Exchange have reported net profits in the first quarter of fiscal 2022-23, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/12/2022)

Sustain Tourism To Improve Economy, by Nabin Trital (rn 25/12/2022)

Govt. comes up with Strategic Action Plan for Visit Nepal Decade (kh 23/12/2022), Visit Nepal Decade 2023-33 (rep 24/12/2022), Nepal Tourism Decade 2023-2032: Government comes up with yet another grand plan (ae 26/12/2022)

Rafting agencies struggle as river sports lure fewer tourists, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 23/12/2022)

Saving Nepal’s Tourism Industry (rep 23/12/2022)

Chinese tourist boom turns to bust after Covid : Arrivals expected to rise after Kerung and other Chinese border points open, and Pokhara Airport begins flights, by Sangam Prasain and Deepak Pariyar (kp 16/12/2022)

Olangchung Gola: An unexplored gem : The far-flung village is also the hometown of world-renowned ophthalmologist Sanduk Ruit and Nepal’s first female tourism minister Yankila Sherpa, by Prakash Chandra Timilsena (kp 16/12/2022)

Mundhum trail in eastern hills draws trekkers : The new trail passes through hill districts such as Khotang, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasabha, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 15/12/2022)

Nepal Tourism Board plans to run hop-on, hop-off buses from New Year : As a pilot project, the board is going to operate electric buses along the routes connecting five world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, by Anup Ojha (kp 14/12/2022)

Tourism witnessing steady recovery in Everest region, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 13/12/2022)

Kheu Baraha Lake in Baglung overshadowed in lack of publicity (kh 13/12/2022)

Bring Concrete Scheme To Revamp Tourism, by Ballav Dahal (rn 12/12/2022)

Melamchi hoteliers optimistic about customers to restore business (kh 10/12/2022)

‘Galkot Durbar’ turns centre of touristic attraction (kh 08/12/2022)

Siddhi Danda in Taplejung attracting visitors : Locals believe the area has huge potential to be popular among tourists looking for a spiritual experience, by Ananda Gautam (kp 08/12/2022)

Indicator-based rating offered to hotels and restaurants in Pokhara (kh 07/12/2022)

Nepal opens nighttime business to boost its ailing economy, tourism income : Economists say although it’s a landmark decision that would increase tourist spending, the policy is still restrictive, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/12/2022)

Banke to develop religious centers as tourist development (kh 06/12/2022)

Increasing tourist arrival in Lumbini (rep 05/12/2022)

More than half a million tourists arrive in Nepal in eleven months (rep 04/12/2022)

Tourism recovery at 55.76 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels (ht 02/12/2022)

Dolfu in Mugu awaits tourists : Tourists hardly visit the area due to the lack of publicity and basic infrastructure, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 28//11/2022)

Hotels and resorts in Bhotekoshi recovering (kh 27/11/2022)

DoT collects Rs 93 million in royalties (ht 22/11/2022)

Finding solitude in the majestic Khumai trail : Khumai Danda has so much potential as a tourism destination, but it remains in the shadows because of a lack of resources and attention, by Aarati Baral (kp 18/11/2022)

More than 88,500 foreign tourists arrive in October (ht 05/11/2022)

Over 500 thousand tourists arrive in 10 months (kh 05/11/2022)

Rafting operating in Kaligandaki river (kh 05/11/2022)

Sky Walk to come into operation in Kanyam (kh 03/11/2022)

Number of foreign tourists increases in Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Area (kh 02/11/2022)

Everything you need to know about 12 teahouses venues of MBC trek, by Birat Anupam (kh 31/10/2022)

Nepali trekkers feel inferior treatment in MBC (kh 29/10/2022)

Tourist arrival increasing in Kanchenjunga area (rn 27/10/2022)

The allure of Annapurna : A trek to the Annapurna Base Camp is arduous, featuring steep trails and extreme weather. But the view of the mountains more than makes up for the toil, by Isha Das (kp 21/10/2022)

HAN urges govt to extend deadline for repayment of loans (kh 17/10/2022)

Mountain trekking attracts more women lately (kh 17/10/2022)

Accord High Priority To Tourism, by Ballav Dahal (rn 17/10/2022)

Visit Nepal Again : Tourism and hospitality revive post-pandemic for a thriving run this autumn, by Ashish Dhakal (nt 16/10/2022)

Mustang: No longer a forbidden kingdom : Change is coming to Mustang—and not just because more tourists are visiting courtesy the roads, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 14/10/2022)

Signs Of Tourism Revival In Nepal, by Persijs Muznieks (rn 14/10/2022)

Annapurna Cable Car brings hope amid tourism gloom : The gondola lift from Phewa Lake to Sarangkot has carried 85,000 passengers since it opened in February, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 14/10/2022)

Nine guides, porters in Dhaulagiri avalanche rescued (kh 12/10/2022)

82 tourists stranded in Manang rescued (kh 11/10/2022)

Aerial search for 8 French trekkers in Dolpa, missing Sherpa found dead in Larke Pass (ht 10/10/2022), Several trekkers trapped in Manaslu area rescued, one Nepali guide still out of contact : Police said trekking guide Pustar Lama has been out of contact since October 6 from the Larke pass at Manaslu in Gorkha, by Hariram Upreti (kp 11/10/2022)

Dalla village in Bardiya is a homestay success story : Dalla features in the BBC’s list of top villages in the world that have made a socio-economic transformation, by Kamal Panthi (kp 09/10/2022)

Tough times ahead for tourism entrepreneurs (ht 30/09/2022)

Annapurna Trail lures more tourists : Altogether 7,213 foreign tourists have visited the Annapurna Circuit since January 2022 till date, according to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) (nlt 29/09/2022)

Manang witnesses increase in tourist arrival (nlt 28/09/2022)

09/2022Rethinking Tourism To Generate Jobs, Revenues, by Ramesh Tiwari (rn 27/09/2022), Reviving tourism : When you have too many hotels chasing too few guests, a price war is likely to set in (ht 27/09/2022), Rethinking tourism : Conventional approach needs modification, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 27/09/2022)

'Trekking area should not be destroyed in the name of road construction' (rep 26/09/2022)

Nature conservation should be the priority for tourism development, by Narayan Bhandari (kh 25/09/2022)

Government decides to observe Visit Nepal Decade (kh 25/09/2022)

Experts, stakeholders emphasize sustainable tourism in the context of Nepal’s World Heritage Sites (kh 22/09/2022)

Reasons to visit Fungfunge waterfall in east Nepal, by Birat Anupam (kh 16/09/2022)

Tourism hamstrung as government delays passing twin aviation bills : Nepal needs to split the Civil Aviation Authority into service provider and regulator to get out of the European Commission’s air safety list, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/09/2022) [Continued anti-national disinterest of Nepali governments for years: Incompetence, protectionism, corruption, what are the backgrounds?]

Homestays go belly-up waiting for post-Covid tourism recovery : Travel trade entrepreneurs say that many were opened for different purposes—mostly to misuse government grants, by Pratiksha Kafle, Agandhar Tiwari and Prakash Baral (kp 05/09/2022)

Nepal’s Tourism Set To Bounce Back, by Ballav Dahal (rn 05/09/2022)

Over 300k foreigners visit Nepal in 8 months (ht 03/09/2022)

New adventure trekking route explored in central Himalaya : The walking route from Gorkha to Ganesh Kunda and Ganesh Himal is expected to increase tourist arrivals in the region, by Hariram Upreti (kp 31/08/2022)

Round the year tourism activities to attract foreign tourists (kh 27/08/2022)

Solududhkunda to construct tourist foot trail (rn 24/08/2022)

Paragliding to start in Phulchoki (kh 21/08/2022)

Tigers main attraction for foreign, domestic tourists in BNP (rep 15/08/2022)

Mahabhir waterfall in Bhojpur emerging as a tourist attraction (kh 13/08/2022)

285,363 tourists visit Nepal in seven months (rn 04/08/2022), Nearly 300,000 foreign visitors in seven months (ht 05/08/2022)

Gandaki’s Tourism Act: Foreign tourists forced to pay in USD for goods and services, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 02/08/2022) [A great idea to further damage tourism! First, visitors from all countries of the world will be forced to use American currency. Secondly, there must be no differentiated prices according to country of origin!]

New Action Plan To Recover Tourism, by Ballav Dahal (rn 01/08/2022)

Baking heat leads to off-season tourist arrival in Gupha Pokhari, by Birat Anupam (kh 30/07/2022)

Liquor import ban leaves Nepal’s hospitality industry in low spirits : Alcohol sales account for 15 percent of revenues at upmarket hotels, say hoteliers, calling the restriction bad for tourism, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/07/2022)

Skydiving: A thrilling adventure sport, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 28/07/2022)

Nepal to observe 2023-2033 as “Visit Nepal Decade” (kh 24/07/2022)

Tourism Ministry brings 74-point action plan for tourism rehabilitation (kh 24/07/2022)

Rara – a drop of happiness amid a lake of trouble, by Aishworya Shrestha (kp 23/07/2022)

As many as 190,000 people visit CNP in one year (kh 22/07/2022), Chitwan receives record visitors but revenues plunge
Government revenue and foreign exchange earnings will increase only if foreign tourists come, insiders say
, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 22/07/2022)

Aimless Nepali tourism awaits post-pandemic recovery : Government fails to promote country after it reopened to foreign tourists following virus closures, travel traders say, by Pawan Pandey (kp 21/07/2022)

Streamline mountain tourism: NMA (ht 20/07/2022)

Rafting provides women river guides opportunities to grow (rep 19/07/2022)

Tourists make beeline at Bardiya National Park to see tiger in the wild (kh 18/07/2022)

‘Mardi trekking route’ adds new tourism infrastructures (kh 18/07/2022)

Exchange rate volatility unlikely to boost tourism, by Kiran Lama (ht 15/07/2022)

Nepal hotel holds record for highest altitude hotel in world, Minister Shrestha handed over certificate (rep 12/07/2022)

Chinese invest billions in Nepal’s tourism industry; all businesses illegal, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 06/07/2022)

Everest region is calm during monsoon. But mushrooms can be a new draw for trekkers : Tourism in Khumbu shuts down after the mountaineering season ends, but mycotourism may change that, experts say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/07/2022)

Over 200,000 foreign tourists visit Nepal in six months (kh 04/07/2022)

India, an untapped tourism source market : Nepal has not been able to attract India's burgeoning middle class in greater numbers, by Hikmat Singh Ayer (kp 01/07/2022)

Accessible tourism: Can it be a medium to rebrand our tourism?, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 01/07/2022)

Create Travel-tech Products In Nepal, by Saina Kunwar and Ravi Dhungel (rn 30/06/2022)

Promoting white water rafting : Nepal offers some of the wildest and most spectacular rivers for adventurous water sports, by Chandra Prasad Bhattarai (kp 26/06/2022)

‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’ arriving in Janakpur on Thursday (kh 22/06/2022)

Fulbari Resort faces foreclosure : Following the Maoist insurgency which began in 1996, the same year the Fulbari launched in the lake city, the hospitality sector in Pokhara almost collapsed, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/06/2022)

Tourism in the digital era : We need to prepare for tourists who will want to get to Nepal without actually getting to Nepal, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 14/06/2022)

Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park to be shut down temporarily (rep 13/06/2022)

Annapurna Circuit struggling with decreasing tourist flow (rep 13/06/2022)

Prioritise Tourism To Boost Economy, by Ballav Dahal (rn 06/06/2022)

159,000 tourists visit Chitwan National Park in ten months (rn 06/06/2022)

190,739 tourists visit Nepal in the past five months (nlt 03/06/2022)

Rafting operator from Province 1 makes maiden entry into NARA (kh 02/06/2022)

Tokha’s untapped tourism opportunities : Tokha is an open museum of artistic houses, temples, sculptures, traditional dances and music, by Chandra P Bhattarai (kp 29/05/2022)

Take Measures To Boost Tourism, by Ballav Dahal (rn 09/05/2022)

Annapurna Circuit Trail sees more European tourists (rep 07/05/2022)

How hiking is making tremendous strides : There is an increase in footfalls on trails around the Valley, with more people hiking—for fitness or an escape, by Aakash Chaudhary (kp 06/05/2022)

Plans for tourism development as featured in major parties’ election manifestos (nlt 05/05/2022) [After the elections, none of the party leaders will remember what was written in the election manifestos. That's how it is after every election!]

58,348 foreign tourists arrived in Nepal in April (rep 02/05/2022), Foreign tourist arrival increases (rn 02/05/2022)

Thamel is buzzing again as tourists return : Footfall in Kathmandu’s tourist hub has increased, after being devastated by the Covid pandemic, but entrepreneurs say business is yet to pick up pace, by Pawan Pandey (kp 01/05/2022)

Visitors trickle back, but climbing mecca Nepal seeks more (ht 29/04/2022)

Tourist arrivals on the rise in Rasuwa (kh 23/04/2022)

Conservation measures taken to lure tourists in Baraha lake (kh 21/04/2022)

Hotels scrap uniform pay as tourism perks up : Employees will be paid according to their pay grades instead of a uniform salary, as was done during the lean times of the pandemic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/04/2022)

Tourism entrepreneurs urge govt to facilitate tourists’ arrival (kh 19/04/2022)

TMJ gets more than 30,000 visitors on New Year, by Birat Anupam (kh 17/04/2022)

Visiting foreign tourists urged to pay for on-arrival visa in cash (kh 16/04/2022), Advice to travellers to carry cash attracts public criticism : The single ATM at Tribhuvan International Airport does not accept certain cards, and it is a good idea to carry cash, immigration officials said, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/04/2022), Home Minister directs govt bodies to repair ATM and X-ray machines at TIA to ensure hassles-free travel (rep 18/04/2022), Just one ATM : People are wondering in disbelief at the government’s callous approach (kp 19/04/2022), Notice urging tourists to carry cash for on-arrival visa revoked (nlt 19/04/2022)

Four reasons why TMJ is one of the best travel destinations in Province 1, by Birat Anupam (kh 13/04/2022)

Tourism Reviving Steadily (rn 11/04/2022)

2,593 Foreign Tourists Arrived In Nepal Yesterday (rn 10/04/2022)

Tourism in Nepal starts limping back to normalcy, by CP Adhikari and Achyut Regmi (rep 09/04/2022), Tourism in Nepal snapping back into normalcy : This spring season has witnessed a considerable number of foreign tourists arriving in Nepal with a total of 42,006 tourists coming from the air route within March alone (nlt 10/4/2022)

Nepal all prepped for Spring season climbing, rise in tourists arrival expected : As quarantine and PCR tests are not mandatory anymore, stakeholders and tourism entrepreneurs are expecting a high number of tourist arrivals, by Sakshi Srivastav (nlt 07/04/2022)

As many as 42,000 foreign tourists visit Nepal in March (kh 04/04/2022), Tourism is reviving, March data show : Nepal received 42,006 foreign tourists in the month including 15,013 from India, nearly matching pre-pandemic levels, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/04/2022), Foreign tourist arrival in Nepal up by 180 pc in March (rep 04/04/2022)

NATTA gets Thapa as its new President (kh 01/04/2022)

Mustang perks up as tourists return to marvel at its caves : A record number of 60 buses and 164 jeeps packed with tourists entered Mustang on March 18, the full moon day of the Holi festival, officials say, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 30/03/2022)

Sanima Bank signs discount deals with Radisson Hotel, The Everest Hotel, Hotel Akama and Aloft Kathmandu Thamel (kh 29/03/2022)

Karnali for promoting tourism through rafting, by Lalit Bista (rep 29/03/2022)

Domestic Visitors Helping Tourism Revival, by Laxman Kafle (rn 27/03/2022)

Rara’s mesmerising beauty : Located in far western Nepal, Rara Lake is a must-visit destination in the country, by Prakash C Timilsena (kp 26/03/2022)

Bandipur Rural Municipality Opens Communal Homestay In Ramkot, by Amar Raj Naharki (rn 26/03/2022)

We are all tourists : Research shows that domestic tourism is an effective way to help the industry bounce back, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 21/03/2022)

Will Russia-Ukraine war cloud Nepal’s tourism recovery?, by Sanjeev Nepal (kh 18/03/2022)

Tourism Summit planned for September (rep 18/03/2022)

The worst may be over for Nepal’s luxury hotels : Compared to record losses in the last fiscal year, hotel revenues are up and losses are down in the second quarter, industry insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/03/2022)

Revival of domestic tourism : The industry may have to rely on the domestic market for some time to come (kp 15/03/2022)

ardiya park sees increase in tourist numbers : The onset of high season for tiger watching and dwindling Covid-19 cases are the reasons behind the increase, tourism entrepreneurs say, by Kamal Panthi (kp 13/03/2022)

Tourism sector upbeat as Nepal throws door open to fully vaxxed travellers : The Himalayan republic has become the latest among a few nations to ease entry protocols by removing all pre-arrival testing requirements, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/03/2022)

Khumbu dogs go wild after tourism decline : When Nepal’s trekking income dropped due to the pandemic, hungry dogs behaved like the wolves they evolved from, by Abhyu Ghimire (nt 11/03/2022)

Saving Gokyo from itself : How tourism and climate change are transforming Nepal’s most fragile and scenic places, by Ang Rita Sherpa (nt 11/03/2022)

Himalayans on the frontlines : The people of the Himalaya face the double whammy of climate breakdown and Covid-19, Ang Tshering Sherpa (nt 11/03/2022)

Harsh toll on visit visa: Govt likely to ask citizens to hold on their travel dreams : Ironically, only rich Nepalis can travel abroad, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 08/03/2022)

‘Over 200,000 tourists visited Ghalegaun in 21 years’ (kh 07/03/2022)

'Ease travel rules to revive tourism sector' (ht 05/03/2022)

19,766 tourists visited Nepal in February (rep 03/03/2022)

Meeting our commitments : New view towers, built to encourage tourism, don’t fit into the economic worries of the hills, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 03/03/2022)

Govt to implement tracking system to stop illegal activities (ht 28/02/2022) [Will the fundamental rights and the data of these persons be protected? This plan requires a detailed legal regulation!]

Rafting possible on the Sanibheri river (kh 27/02/2022)

Tourism industry flying blind for lack of post-pandemic recovery roadmap : Tourism Ministry officials say they have ‘no idea’ what the tourism revival committee has been doing, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/02/2022)

COVID-19 hits influx of tourists to Kanchenjunga region (kh 23/02/2022)

Opportunity to recalibrate tourism : The lesson from the pandemic is that Nepal needs to get to high-end tourism in a big way, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 22/02/2022)

Tourism On Recovery Path (rn 21/02/2022)

Bandipur Lies Deserted Even After Pandemic, by Amar Raj Naharki (rn 20/02/2022)

Phungling-Suketar Hike Holds Tourism Potential, by Chandra Pandak (rn 20/02/2022)

Homestays wearing deserted look (ht 20/02/2022)

Tourism sector hopeful as Omicron appears to be on the way out : Calls are growing louder in Nepal to remove the stressful RT-PCR testing for travellers as more countries begin to ease restrictions, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/02/2022)

Snowstorm affects religious tourism at Gosaikunda (rep 08/02/2022)

Govt to attract 500,000 foreign tourists in one year (kh 05/02/2022)

Over 16,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal in January (kh 04/02/2022), Only around 17,000 foreigners visited Nepal in January (rep 04/02/2022)

Nepal may not be a heaven but it is real : Nepal is not only a country of Himalayas and the birthplace of Buddha. It has so much to offer: Rich cultural heritage, distinct arts, wildlife parks, mouthwatering traditional cuisines, religious tourism for Hindus and Buddhists and so on, by Nirmal Kandel (nlt 29/01/2022)

Tourism Ministry forms technical committee to revive COVID-hit tourism sector (kh 28/01/2022)

How Ghandruk persevered throughout the pandemic : The popular tourist destination of Ghandruk was hit hard by the pandemic but locals first turned to farming and then to domestic travelers to survive, by Sanjit M Rajbhandari (rec 24/01/2022)

Omicron Dampens Tourism Hopes (rn 24/01/2022)

Khaptad receives increasing number of domestic tourists after snowfall (rep 22/01/2022), Over 4,000 domestic tourists visit Khaptad since last April (kh 23/01/2022)

What impedes the tourism prospects of Rara? What should be done? The government has failed to make credible plans and strategies to attract and hold tourists in Rara. Tourism development and mobility are limited to certain pockets, by Purnima Shrestha (nlt 13/01/2022)

Tourism entrepreneurs demand tourism businesses be allowed to be operational following health standards (rep 10/01/2022)

Ways To Resuscitate Tourism, by Persijs Muiznieks (rn 07/01/2022)

Nepal welcomes 150,962 tourists in 2021 (rep 03/01/2022), Tourist arrivals down to lowest level since 1977 : According to the Nepal Tourism Board, the number of foreign visitors entering the country last year totalled 150,962, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/01/2022)

Travel and tourism in 2021 : A silver lining around dark clouds, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 01/01/2022)

Govt to allow asymptomatic travelers entering Nepal under certain conditions (nlt 01/01/2022)

The virus strikes back : Nepal’s tourism industry is staring at another year of suspended animation, insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/12/2021)

After a downfall for two years, tourism industry expects a New Year boost : Hotel entrepreneurs expect that the new year will give the much-needed impetus to revive the tourism industry that has suffered a major setback due to the pandemic (nlt 29/12/2021)

Chitwan National Park receives over 51,000 visitors in first five months of current fiscal year (rep 27/12/2021)

Statue Of Lord Shiva To Promote Religious Tourism (rn 25/12/2021)

An escape into the serene : Fish Tail Lodge, an upscale accommodation in Pokhara, is noticeably less expensive in recent times yet provides the same luxuries and breathtaking mountain views, by Sranup Tandukar (kp 24/12/2021)

Vulture restaurant gradually developing as tourism hotspot (kh 20/12/2021)

Nepal makes mandatory for travelers from 67 countries to undergo 7-day hotel quarantine (kh 18/12/2021), Govt revises decision on mandatory 7-day hotel quarantine for travelers entering Nepal (ht 18/12/2021), DoI cancels provision of mandatory quarantine to travelers from 67 countries (kh 18/12/2021)

Tourism boom in tri-city area in central Tarai loses steam after Covid-19 : The anticipated resurgence has been excruciatingly slow with tourist arrivals still 80 percent below 2019 levels, by Sanju Paudel (kp 13/12/2021)

Boating in Antupokhari after two years (kh 11/12/2021)

Ghodepani-Punhill Trek Features New Tourism Infrastructure (rn 07/12/2021)

Nepal receives 126,000 tourists in 11 months of 2021 (rep 04/12/2021)

Nepal Mountain Academy to start ski training for promotion of winter tourism (rep 03/12/2021)

Govt bans entry of travelers from nine countries, including South Africa, in view of omicron variant (kh 02/12/2021)

Visitors entering Mustang required to produce PCR report, full vaccination card (kh 02/12/2021)

NMA to provide relief to 3,000 tourism workers (rep 02/12/2021)

Build Traveltech Centre Of Excellence, by Saina Kunwar and Ravi Dhungel (rn 28/11/2021)

NTB Hopeful Of Increase In Arrival Of Bangladeshi Tourists (rn 28/11/2021)

Nepal's hotels and restaurants making slowest recovery : Transactions of the hotel and restaurant sector have risen to 57.2 percent of pre-Covid levels, compared to the national average of 74.7 percent, the central bank says, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/11/2021)

Takamkot of Myagdi attracting more tourists (ht 25/11/2021)

Increase in number of tourists visiting Hanumandhoka Durbar Museum (rep 23/11/2021)

Tourist arrival on the rise in Kanchanjanga area (rep 21/11/2021)

Tourists Jam Annapurna Foot Trail (rn 21/11/2021)

Tourism partnership between Nepal, Bangladesh stressed (kh 19/11/2021), Entrepreneurs from Pokhara, Bangladesh to work in partnership for tourism promotion (kh 19/11/2021)

Culture Minister Ale stresses on Shiva Circuit for promoting religious tourism (kh 11/11/2021)

COVID- 19 and Nepali Tourism Industry : Nepal needs to start thinking about post-COVID tourism strategies as a country with considerable dependence on tourism income, by Tulsi Paudel (rep 03/11/2021)

Nepal sees highest post-Covid monthly arrivals in October : Total foreign tourist arrivals by air reached 100,148 in the first 10 months of this year. The figure, however, represents another depressing year for the tourism industry, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/11/2021), Over 84,000 foreign tourists arrive in Nepal in ten months (rep 02/11/2021), Nepal witnesses highest number of int’l tourists since start of pandemic (rep 03/11/2021)

Nepal sees highest post-Covid monthly arrivals in October : Total foreign tourist arrivals by air reached 100,148 in the first 10 months of this year. The figure, however, represents another depressing year for the tourism industry, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/11/2021)

Tourist arrival up in Patan Durbar Square (kh 01/11/2021)

Cho Rolpa Glacial Lake Thronged With Domestic Tourists, by Baburam Sharma (rn 31/10/2021)

‘Paragliding’ attracts domestic tourists in Pokhara (kh 25/10/2021)

Six tourists, including four German nationals, rescued from Yakkharka in Dolpa (kh 23/10/2021)

Superman Zipline launched in Pokhara (kh 19/10/2021)

Nisikhola Rural Municipality on tourism promotion drive (kh 18/10/2021)

Hotels and lodges in Myagdi filled with domestic tourists (kh 18/10/2021), Hotels in Myagdi are full as the number of domestic tourists sees a sharp increase (rep 18/10/2021)

Domestic visitors cheer up Sauraha’s tourism industry : But the jungle safari destination needs foreign tourists to return to achieve a full recovery, hoteliers say, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 13/10/2021)

Langtang, Gosaikunda attract hordes of domestic tourists with COVID-19 receding (kh 12/10/2021)

UNWTO officials assure continued support to Nepal’s tourism development (kh 11/10/2021)

Nepal’s luxury hotels struggle to recover amid massive losses : The hotel industry has posted the highest-ever losses in the last fiscal year ended mid-July. The industry could take up to two years or more to return to pre-Covid levels, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/10/2021)

All the trekking routes are open for tourists : Almost all the people in major tourist destinations are already vaccinated against Covid-19. Our tourist destinations are safe, interview with Khum Bahadur Subedi, President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) (nlt 08/10/2021)

Tourism for the soul : The world will be flocking to Nepal to recharge their spiritual batteries in the post-pandemic era, by Basu Gautam (kp 08/10/2021)

Trekkers return to Annapurna Circuit as Nepal throws gates open : For scenery and cultural diversity, this has long been considered the best trek in Nepal, and one of the world’s classic walks, by Aas Gurung (kp 07/10/2021)

Nepal is open for tourism. We invite tourists from all over the world to come and explore the beauty of this Himalayan nation : Promoting internal tourism will be a sustainable and better alternative for tourism revival, interview with Dhananjaya Regmi, Chief Executive Officer, of the Nepal Tourism Board (nlt 03/10/2021)

Tourism activities open in Chitwan National Park (kh 03/10/2021)

Religious tourism serves as a base for province prosperity: CM Pokharel (kh 03/10/2021)

Urge to promote more tourism in Lumbini (kh 03/10/2021)

Nepal reopens border to overland visitors from India : Nepal sealed the border with India in March 2020 with the coronavirus in full rampage, only allowing trucks carrying vital supplies to pass, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/10/2021)

Reopening Tourism, by Aashish Mishra (rn 02/10/2021)

Shuklaphanta opened for tourists (kh 01/10/2021)

Some budget holiday destinations for Nepali travelers this Dashain, by Sangay Sherpa (rep 30/09/2021)

Tourists In Manang Receive Warm Welcome, Entrepreneurs Gear Up To Restore Business, by Nabin Lamicchane (rem 28/09/2021),  Manang welcomes foreign tourists, health protocols compliance mandatory (rep 29/09/2021)

Reviving tourism : A recovery plan is now needed since how we travel, interact and eat have changed drastically (kp 27/09/2021)

Tourism for inclusive growth : Tourism needs a proper ecosystem with necessary infrastructure to make the destination accessible, by Sunil Sharma (kp 27/09/2021)

Pokhara reopens with hopes for tourism economy recovery : The Gandaki government has invited ambassadors and diplomatic representatives of 20 different countries to Pokhara to celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 27/09/2021)

Pashupati Temple Area cleaning campaign for promotion of religious tourism (kh 25/09/2021)

Kanti lake lures more tourists in Nepalgunj (kh 24/09/2021)

Dhaulagiri base camp draws huge number of tourists after a hiatus of several months (rep24/09/2021)

Direct Flights To Pokhara Ups Tourists’ Arrival In Nepalgunj (rn 24/09/2021)

Tourists returning to Chitlang as Covid-19 fears wane : Most tourists visit Chitlang Valley and surrounding areas to hike; many also love to cycle along green paddy terraces, by Pratap Bista (kp 24/09/2021)

Nepal resumes on-arrival visa services for foreign nationals (rep 23/09/2021), Hopes of tourism revival with new travel rules in place : Nepal throws away quarantine requirement and resumes on-arrival visas, in a move hailed by entrepreneurs as much-needed respite for the virus-ravaged industry, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/09/2021)

Sluggish tourism and services dampen growth expectations : The Asian Development Bank has revised its forecast for Nepal’s economic growth to 4.1 percent from the previous 5.1 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/09/2021)

Muktinath temple to be reopened from Sunday, by Santosh Pokharel (kp 23/09/2021)

Why is Nepal still on the UK’s travel red list?, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 23/09/2021)

Tourism entrepreneurs request govt to reopen trekking routes (rep 19/09/2021)

Bardiya National Park opens for tourists (ht 19/09/2021)

Govt urged to frame tourist-friendly rules, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/09/2021)

Tourism : Hope For Revival (sp 17/09/2021)

Tourists’ average stay increases in Nepal (kh 15/09/2021)

Tourism industry is in trouble, but government’s response is tepid : Travel trade entrepreneurs say failure to take measures  to attract foreign visitors immediately will not only impact the economy but will also leave many without jobs, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/09/2021), Entrepreneurs warn to picket Singha Durbar if tourism business is not allowed to open soon (rep 12/09/2021)

Annapurna base camp hotels to be reopened from mid-September, by Santosh Pokharel (12/09/2021)

Replacement bill for incentives to boost tourism sector (kh 10/09/2021)

Very bumpy road to recovery for country's tourism sector, by Prashanna Chitrakar (ht 08/09/2021)

Reviving tourism : The pandemic, hopefully, has taught us some lessons as we reflect on our mistakes, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 07/09/2021)

Project signed to create short-term jobs to 1,000 tourism workers (kh 05/09/2021)

Hotel-tourism expected to bounce back in Nagarkot (kh 04/09/2021)

Tourism guidebook of Province 1 to be published, by Birat Anupam (kh 04/09/2021)

Livelihoods matter, restart trekking in Nepal : The government should re-open trekking in September with vaccine proof and other precautions, by Michael Henry (nt 03/09/2021)

6,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal in August (rep 03/09/2021)

Plans for ‘Prosperous Touristic Pokhara’ unveiled (rep 29/08/2021)

Between the world and the still glacial lake : Each year on Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims head to the abode of the gods—Gosainkunda, the holy lake. The pandemic didn’t deter the devotees, by Prakash Chandra Timilsena (kp 28/08/2021)

Experts highlight accessible tourism potential in Nepal : Investing in disabled-friendly infrastructure and services can help hoteliers and entrepreneurs tap the accessible tourism market in Nepal, report says, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/08/2021), Inclusive tourism : Accessibility in tourism should form a core element for a sustainable development policy (kp 27/08/2021)

Closed landmarks and hotspots keeping tourists inside hotels (rep 21/08/2021)

Pokhara paragliders to relocate : New international airport will force Pokhara’s aerial sports companies to find new jump-off points, by Krishna Mmani Baral (nt 20/08/2021)

Manaslu conservation area records lowest number of tourists in 23 years (rep 18/08/2021)

Tourism entrepreneurs demand vaccine against COVID-19 within 30 days (kh 11/08/2021)

New trekking route to Mardi Himal constructed (kh 05/08/2021)

Nepal Receives 3,000 Tourists In July (rn 03/08/2021), Nearly 3,000 int’l tourists visited Nepal in July (rep 03/08/2021), Average length of stay of third-country visitor in Nepal increases from 12.7 days to 15.1 days (rep 03/08/2021)

Tourism at all time low in tourist destinations (rep 03/08/2021)

Entrepreneurs urge govt. to bring master plan for recovery of tourism (kh 02/08/2021)

Role of tigers crucial in promoting eco-tourism: PM (ht 30/07/2021)

Annapurna area can be turned into a high-end destination: Report. A recent study found that hotels in the Annapurna area, on average, have a 38 percent occupancy rate, and charge around $10 a night for room and board, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/07/2021)

Tourist arrival via Kakarvitta border point drops to nil (kh 26/07/2021)

Lakeside hotels resume operations (rep 26/07/2021)

Tourism Loses Business Confidence, Manpower Amidst Pandemic Uncertainty, by Modnath Dhakal (rn 25/07/2021)

Tourist arrival down in Chitwan (kh 24/07/2021)

Tourism To Bounce Back After Pandemic, by BP Badal (rn 22/07/2021)

Vaccine for tourism revival: Can this be done quickly?, by Dipendra Pahari (ht 19/07/2021)

Chitwan nature guides worry about future Most of the nature guides are jobless and struggling for survival since the pandemic began last year, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/07/2021)

Tourism hub Thamel wears a deserted look with COVID fear (kh 12/07/2021)

Nepal suggested to be ready for foreign tourists’ influx (kh 08/07/2021)

NTB Suggested to focus on digital marketing for the revival of tourism in Nepal (rep 07/07/2021)

Tourist visa services resume from today (rep 02/07/2021)

As coronavirus infections fall, Nepal relaxes restrictions for arrivals, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/06/2021)

Tourism is Nepal’s fourth largest industryby persons employed, study shows : The tourism sector employs 371,140 people, representing 11.5 percent of persons engaged in all industries in Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/06/2021)

Tourism industry to be provided incentives like the productive sector, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 30/05/2021)

Govt provides one month free visa fee for tourists (kh 29/05/2021)

Tourism entrepreneurs in Gorkha stare at mountains of debt, by Shiva Upreti (ae 27/05/2021)

Great Himalayan Trail, an attraction of Helambu (kh 27/05/2021)

Third-quarter financial reports of luxury hotels show record catastrophe losses : The first wave was a catastrophe for tourism, the second wave may sound the death knell for several hotels, insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/05/2021)

Foreign tourists stranded in Manang villages amidst Covid-19 pandemic (kh 15/05/2021)

Kathmandu’s legendary five-star hotel to be rebranded as "The Soaltee Kathmandu” (rep 14/05/2021)

Tourists wait to get out amid virus surge, lockdown, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/05/2021)

Entrepreneurs demand govt declare tourism industry as crisis-ridden (rep 08/05/2021)

NTB forms disaster management and communication cell to rescue tourists (ht 07/05/2021)

Over 22,000 tourists visited Nepal in April (kp 03/05/2021)

Tourist entry banned in Bandipur (ht 02/05/2021)

Nepal’s lockdown 2.0, new Covid curbs on travel, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/04/2021)

COVID-battered hotel industry reels under second wave (ht 27/04/2021)

Bardiya becomes a tourist hotspot courtesy of Royal Bengal tigers : Around 40 percent of those visiting Bardiya National Park are successful in spotting tigers, say jungle safari guides, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/04/2021)

Promoting Tourism Through Rafting, by Khilendra Basnyat (rn 10/04/2021)

Fixed rates set for hotels operating in Gosaikunda trekking trail, by Himnath Devkota (rep 08/04/2021)

Destination branding of pilgrimage tourism : Nepal has not worked enough to make destination marketing a viable proposition, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 07/04/2021)

Digital nomads : Can Nepal compete in attracting this new segment of visitors?, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 06/04/2021)

NTB vows to work on capacity building of entrepreneurs (06/04/2021)

Expedition season boosts tourist arrivals (ht 05/04/2021) [??]

Corona havoc in homestay revolution, by Narayan Pangeni (kh 04/04/2021)

Hotels losing Rs 1.80 billion daily due to COVID-19 pandemic (ht 03/04/2021)

The carbon footprint of Nepal’s tourism : The post-pandemic period will be an opportunity to do tourism in a better way, by Sonia Awale (nt 02/04/2021)

Nepal relaxes entry for tourists : No quarantine and visa on arrival now, but conditions apply (nt 02/04/2021)

Ways To Promote Tourism, by Mukul Subedi (rn 30/03/2021)

340,000 tourists visit Langtang National Park in 42 years, by Himnath Devkota (rep 30/03/2021)

10 Star Hotels Opened Amid Lockdown, by Chhetu Sherpa (rn 28/03/2021)

Nepal officially open to travellers inoculated with Covid-19 vaccines : Visitors, however, will have to produce negative test results from within 72 hours prior to departure and they will need to undergo another test after arrival, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/03/2021), All you need to know about visiting Nepal : Tourists have to present either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR report while boarding the plane, but upon their arrival, they have to show both. They, however, have to have yet another PCR test in Nepal (kp 26/03/2021)

Govt offers additional reprieve to hotels, restaurants (ht 22/03/2021), Govt waives electricity demand charges for hotels to help them recover losses during peak COVID-19 period (rep 22/03/2021)

Bhairahawa hotels reopen as domestic tourists return : Many owners used the pandemic downtime to expand their properties and upgrade the facilities, by Sanju Poudel (kp 19/03/2021)

In a bid to boost tourism, Nepal lifts mandatory quarantine for vaccinated tourists : Travellers visiting Nepal currently must go into mandatory hotel quarantine for a minimum of seven days upon arrival in Nepal (kp 19/03/2021), Govt scraps 7-day-mandatory quarantine for tourists (kh 19/03/2021)

When will Chinese tourists return to Nepal? Nepal’s tourism industry will not revive until China resumes outbound group travel, by Christopher Tan (nt 19/03/2021)

Govt unsure about relaxing health safety protocols for tourism sector (ht 12/03/2021), Permit must for shooting promotional videos on Everest, other mountains; Tourist arrival rules not relaxed (ht 13/03/2021)

Recovery strategy required : Countries are working to lure back tourists, and Nepal needs to act to not get left behind, by Sanjit Shrestha (kp 11/03/2021)

Confusion reigns as officialdom keeps changing entry protocols for tourists as peak season begins : Different agencies have different quarantine rules. The beleaguered tourism industry  worries the season may be over before the government gets its act together, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/03/2021) [The whole world is more or less in lockdown. Where shall foreign tourists come from?]

Slight Improvement In Tourist Arrival (rn 02/03/2021), 18,000 foreigners visit Nepal in past two months (kh 02/03/2021)

It’s almost spring, but tourism industry  is already staring at a dry season : Travel trade organisations warn of street protests if officials fail to take immediate  measures to revive tourism sector which was hit the hardest by Covid-19 last year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/02/2021), Tourism stakeholders urge govt to relax health safety protocols (ht 23/02/2021)

DoT to provide star rating to all hotels, resorts, lodges (ht 20/02/2021)

‘Political instability affecting tourism projects’ (ht 19/02/2021)

New trekking route to Kanchanjunga (kh 13/02/2021)

Trekking entrepreneurs in search of new trekking trails, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 07/02/2021)

Visitors flock to Kupinde lake as it reopens after Covid-19 closure : The local government plans to build new infrastructure to attract more tourists in the future, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 04/02/2021)

Increasing tourist arrivals raise recovery hopes, by Arpane Ale Magar (ht 04/02/2021) [???], Good start : The country's tattered tourism industry will not return even to breakeven point unless foreigners start coming here in large numbers (ht 05/02/2021)

Tourism Regains Momentum, by Namrata Sharma (rn 03/02/2021)

Need To Promote Mountain Tourism, by Khilendra Basnyat (rn 02/02/2021)

Nepal to allow unrestricted entry to vaccinated tourists : The move is intended to boost the morale of the moribund tourism industry ahead of the spring peak season, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/01/2021)

Nepal hopes for tourism rebound in 2021 : A lot depends on vaccines, arrival quarantine rules, and ease of getting visas (nt 29/01/2021) [Forget this dream: The world is not ready for tourism revival, yet!]

Nepal lifts travel restriction to and from the UK, returnees must quarantine themselves in hotels after arrival (rep 29/01/2021)

Hotel industry prepares for a long recession : It is doubtful when tourists will come back to Nepal despite the vaccination drive, insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/01/2021)

Hotel operators to pay minimum amount while staffers continue to stay home, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 27/01/2021)

Come one, come all: Everest region is calling tourists : The local administration has removed all Covid-19-related requirements including test report and quarantine for visitors, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/01/2021)

Rs 3.36 billion investment in tourism sector during pandemic (ht 23/01/2021)

NTB, tourism entrepreneurs suggest resumption of visa-on-arrival service for tourists (rep 19/01/2021)

International events: Investment for tourism growth, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 15/01/2021)

Haphazard road construction posing threat to trekking routes (ht 14/01/2021), Don’t ruin treks : While roads are needed for development, it is important to see that it does not kill the goose that lays the golden eggs (ht 15/01/2021)

‘Refinancing not being effectively implemented for tourism industry’ (ht 12/01/2021)

Pokhara tourism looks beyond thecoronavirus pandemic : Upcoming international airport sets off  a flurry of construction of tourism  and adventure facilities, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/01/2021)

Survive, revive, thrive : How Nepal’s tourism industry can be re-invented to really lift the country’s under-served areas (nt 08/01/2021)

Many hotels face closure with no tourists coming : Hotels are fighting for their lives and plan to implement a ‘no work, no pay’ system to stay afloat, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/01/2021)

2020 was the worst year for tourism since 1986 : The industry has pinned its hopes on the vaccine but is now worried about political instability with the House dissolution and polls announced for this spring, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/01/2021)

Nepal’s tourism entrepreneurs expect a New Year boost, by Sunita Karki (ae 01/01/2021)

Nepali tourism in crisis, by Dinkar Nepal (ae 01/01/2021)

Tourism entrepreneurs demand opening of tourist areas in Mustang (rep 29/12/2020)

Tourism as a driver of local economies, by Bhadra Sharma (Record 24/12/2020)

Nepal’s star-rated hotels start laying off workers (ht 23/12/2020)

Annapurna Hotel to close its doors indefinitely : The hotel’s closure highlights the deep trouble in the tourism industry, insiders say. The hospitality industry has been among the hardest hit by Covid, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/12/2020), Hotel Annapurna falls victim to COVID crisis (ht 22/12/2020)

The domestic tourism sector is growing—but so is its litter : As more and more Nepalis travel within the country, tourism stakeholders and environmentalists say that it’s important for tourists  to travel responsibly and be mindful of the impact they have on the destinations they travel to, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 21/12/2020)

Tourist visas now open for Nepal : Restrictions on foreigners further eased and flights to India resume, but confusion persists (nt 18/12/2020)

Attractive Land For Holiday Makers, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (rn 18/12/2020)

Conflict-time campaign resurrected to revive Pokhara, by Krishnamani Baral (ae 18/12/2020)

Five-star hotels report plunging profits in fourth quarter because of lockdown : The tourism industry bore the brunt of the lockdown that lasted from March to July, insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/12/2020)

Nepal reopens to tourists coming by air, land borders still closed : Trekkers and mountaineers have been entering the country since October, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/12/2020)

Tourism revival unlikely in Nepal till foreign visitors return (ht 12/12/2020)

Tourism in key tiger reserves : Involve local communities, by Babu R Bhattarai (ht 08/12/2020)

Focus on domestic travellers during the pandemic makes tourism sector rethink its clientele baseNepalis started travelling within their country in numbers after the insurgency and this trend has been growing. But officials and entrepreneurs need to do more, experts say, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 06/12/2020)

Preparation Afoot To Operate Maurice Herzog Trail (rn 06/12/2020)

Everest Trail repaired during pandemic : Made jobless during the Covid-19 crisis, Sherpa communities have cleaned and upgraded trekking facilities, by Ang Rita Sherpa (nt 04/12/2020)

More than 200,000 tourists arrived over last 11 months (ht 04/12/2020)

Minister Bhattarai pledges to make Simikot Airport a tourist gateway to Manasarovar (rep 01/12/2020)

'Visit Sauraha Campaign' To Attract Tourists In Sauraha (rn 29/11/2020)

Govt gearing up to relax visa rules for foreign tourists (ht 26/11/2020)

New tourist spot in Tanahun lacks needed infrastructure, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 19/11/2020)

MoCTCA begins preparations for resuming tourist activities (ht 19/11/2020)

Tourism still top attraction forforeign investors despite crisis : Hotels, resorts and restaurants accounted for two-thirds of the investment pledges, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/11/2020)

Rara Lake sees signs of rebounce with domestic tourists (kh 13/11/2020)

Tourism Bounces Back, by Birendra Madai (ht 09/11/2020)

218,173 foreign tourists arrive in 10 months (ht 06/11/2020)

Holidaying  amid  pandemic : We must tread with extreme precautions if we want to pursue our wanderlust (kp 03/11/2020)

Domestic tourism in the festive season provides some succour for the industry : With no foreign tourists, only 25 percent of restaurants in Pokhara are operating  while in Chitwan footfalls are only a third of previous years, service providers say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/11/2020)

Government preparing to open tourism sector (ht 02/11/2020), Tourism has the blues : As for now, the government should focus on controlling the virus so that another lockdown will not be necessary (ht 02/11/2020)

COVID puts a damper on country’s tourism sector (ht 01/11/2020)

Domestic Tourists Flock In Pokhara To Fly, Fare For Paragliding Halved (rn 01/11/2020)

Everest Trail reopens, but cautiously : Nepali hikers have returned to Khumbu, but Covid-free Sherpas do not want virus in their valley, by Surendra Phuyal (nt 30/10/2020)

Daregauda, A New Tourist Destination In Baglung, by Nabin Sishir BK (rn 30/10/2020)

Lakeside, Pokhara’s tourist business hub, is a silent town now, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 18/10/2020)

Bardiya National Park reopens for tourists (kh 18/10/2020)

Popular tourist spot Ghandruk shut down indefinitely amid COVID-19 threats, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 16/10/2020)

Nepal still tepid about reopening for foreign tourists as virus cases continue to rise : Scenario does not look good for the tourism sector as the government once again pushes back the date for welcoming foreign tourists, industry insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/10/2020)

Massive demand for central bank’s refinance facility from pandemic-hit sectors : Tourism entrepreneurs have been at the forefront in applying for the Rs200 billion facility, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/10/2020)

Nepal to waive off quarantine rules for tourists (kh 10/10/2020)

To boost local tourism, hotels launch attractive dealsWith the festive season around the corner, almost every leading hotel in the country has announced stay packages specially designed for the domestic market, by Tswering Ngodup Lama (kp 09/10/2020) [Which festive season in times of pandemic?]

Sauraha elephant keepers hope cooperative model will save pandemic-hit safari businessOwners of privately-owned elephants agree to look after the animals together and share the safari income, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp08/10/2020)

Porters hopeful autumn trekking season will bring some financial reliefAs the country is slated to welcome foreign trekkers from October 17, porters are hoping that the move will bring much-needed jobs—and money, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 07/10/2020) [Dream on in this world of extremely rising Corona cases!]

Nepal government to waive off seven-day quarantine for tourists (ht 02/10/2020), Nepal to waive off 7-day quarantine for tourists (kh 03/10/2020)

Pandemic and Visit Nepal - 2020 : Time for retrospection, by Devendra Nath Gongal (ht 02/10/2020)

Trekking in the mountains during a pandemic : While the rest of the country was under lockdown, the Ghumante team, a group of travel enthusiasts,  was exploring new trails in a bid to promote monsoon trekking, by Shashwat Pant (kp 30/09/2020)

Govt to provide on-arrival visa to tourists, 7-day mandatory quarantine (kh 29/09/2020), Seven-day quarantine set for foreign adventure seekers : Mountaineering and trekking agencies criticised the latest guidelines as being ‘harsh’ which would discourage travellers from visiting Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/09/2020) [Not many will come either, but hardly any potential tourist can afford to stay one week in quarantine before going on trek!], Quarantine ‘could deter tourists’ (ht 30/09/2020), Tourists required to get pre-approval from immigration before entering Nepal (rep 30/09/2020), Review the provision : No foreign tourist will visit Nepal when one has to stay in hotel quarantine for one week before setting out for trekking or mountaineering (ht 01/10/2020), Tourism task force opposes one-week quarantine rule for tourists (ht 01/10/2020)

Having suffered heavy losses, national parks hope to make up with reopening : With onset of autumn, they are ready to welcome visitors and are banking on domestic tourists in the festival holidays, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/09/2020)

Turning villages into tourist hotspots : A shift towards rural destinations holds the key to post-lockdown tourism revival, by Sunil Sharma (kp 27/09/2020)

Tourism in Pokhara reviving after six months (kh 27/09/2020)

Tourism Recovery Task Force launched (ht 27/09/2020)

Hard-hit tourism industry looks to Nepali adventure seekers for succour : Tourism Ministry is preparing to present a proposal to the Cabinet to implement a two-day weekend to encourage travel, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/09/2020)

713 proposals submitted for joint infrastructure development to MoCTCA (ht 26/09/2020)

Local Levels In Kavre, Solu Take Initiatives To Develop Homestay (rn 26/09/2020)

With no lockdown, Valley denizens find a new favourite activity—hikingThis rise in the popularity of hiking has served as a shot in the arm for small restaurants and shops located on the hiking trails, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 25/09/2020)

Tourism ministry for two-day holiday per week to promote domestic tourism (rep 25/09/2020)

COVID-19 incurs loss of Rs 60 bln in tourism sector: Minister Bhattarai (kh 21/09/2020)

Tiger Palace Casino Resort lays off 393 employees : Silver Heritage Group, the operator of the resort which came into operation in 2018, is facing financial distress with no income since March, by Amrita Anmol (kp 19/09/2020)

200,000 tourists visit Nepal in last eight months (kh 13/09/2020)

Homestay operators turn to farming after tourism fades : The pandemic has wiped out small businesses, the backbone of the country’s economy, by Madhu Shahi (kp 09/09/2020)

‘Need to tackle fear and uncertainty’ : Right time to prepare for post-pandemic activities, say tourism stakeholders (ht 08/09/2020)

With no clear plan, Nepal may remain closed for tourists until 2020-end : With the festival season approaching and a large number of Nepalis, including migrant workers, expected to return home, officials say it will be difficult to manage tourists., by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/09/2020)

COVID impact on religious tourism in Nepal overlooked, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 01/09/2020)

Coronavirus cuts foreign currency earnings from tourism by 19 percent in 2019-20, a report says : According to the central bank, revenues shrank to Rs 60.88 billion in 2019-20 that ended mid-July, a year-on-year loss of nearly Rs 15 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/08/2020)

Preparation on to operate homestay mixing Hindu and Kirant cultures in Halesi (kh 27/08/2020)

Mandatory quarantine: A killer or tourism saviour in new normal, by Sitaram Dahal (ht 18/08/2020)

COVID-19 and its effect on Nepal’s mountain tourism, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 16/08/2020)

Stranded visitors want to stay on in Nepal: Tourists still stuck in Nepal want the government to extend their visas till December, by Sonia Awale (nt 14/08/2020)

Nepal’s battered mountaineering tourism’s autumn hopes are fading fast amid rise in Covid-19 cases: Industry insiders say the fate of the upcoming climbing season rests on what approach the government takes to welcome tourists, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 13/08/2020)

Nepal Tourism Board scales back budget by 75 percent as revenue streams disappear: The board has cancelled all promotional activities in overseas markets, and spending on branding and marketing, officials said., by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/08/2020)

Religious, Tourism Spots Open After Four Months, by Tikaram Upreti (rn 04/08/2020)

Preparations for autumn tourist season begin amid the pandemic but challenges remain: A dedicated PCR test centre at the airport giving reports within hours is a must to avoid mandatory quarantine obligations, industry insiders say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/07/2020)

Jungle resorts in Chitwan to reopen today amid strict safety protocols: Elephant rides, jeep safaris and canoe tours will resume in Bagmara and Kumroj buffer zone community forests, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 30/07/2020)

Hotels And Restaurants Start Their Service From Today (rn 30/07/2020)

Homestay operators in dilemma whether to welcome tourists as COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 31/07/2020)

Trekking guides dissatisfied with new tourism act (ht 29/07/2020)

Government decision to open tourism takes the sector by surprise: Entrepreneurs say much needs to be done including provision to conduct PCR tests of visitors at airport to build confidence in them, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/07/2020), Prepare plans to resume tourism activities, says MoCTCA (ht 23/07/2020)

Mountain guides hope autumn season brings relief, by Arpana Ale Magar (28/07/2020)

Hotel Association unveils uniform payout structure amid virus crisis: The new pay structure is applicable from April 13 to December 31, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/07/2020)

Bhaktapur opens six tourist centers to engage workers in cleaning and beautification works: Works are underway in the ancient city to attract tourists after the pandemic is over, by Anup Ojha (p 17/07/2020)

Hotels in Pokhara close down as virus wipes out tourism: According to the Western Region Hotel Association, 70 tourist-standard hotels have shut down completely, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 15/07/2020)

Tourism In Trouble, by Dixya Poudel (rn 15/07/2020)

Bijay Amatya: This pandemic is unlike any challenge the tourism industry has seen: Kora Tours CEO Bijay Amatya talks about what the future of Nepal’s tourism industry looks like, interview by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 10/07/2020)

After a painful spring, Nepal’s tourism is looking at a worse autumn: The tourism board has requested the government to reopen the country for foreigners from August 1, so that the industry can start advance bookings for autumn, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/07/2020)

COVID-19’S Adverse Impact On Tourism, by Saphalta Shrestha (rn 07/07/2020)

Former Visit Nepal secretariat seeks more budget from Tourism Ministry (ht 04/07/2020)

Tourism infrastructure development continues (ht 04/07/2020)

DoI not to charge any fee on tourist visa (ht 17/06/2020)

With no end to the pandemic in sight and no roadmap for recovery, the tourism sector looks at a prolonged slump: Tourism entrepreneurs had high hopes from government but have so far been disappointed at the lack of a plan for sector, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/06/2020)

TGAN urges MoCTCA to ensure jobs for trekking guides (ht 15/06/2020)

Revisiting Visit Nepal 2020: Nepali art, literature and music must be promoted alongside mountain tourism, by Shreya Gyawali (kp 08/06/2020)

Hotel Association Nepal expresses dissatisfaction (ht 02/06/2020)

Govt provides 20 percent exemption in income tax for tourism entrepreneurs (kh 28/05/2020) [This means that they have to pay 0 Rs. income tax for 0 Rs. income! Great help!!]

Hotel industry pleads for bailout after being brought to its knees: Tourism sector insiders do not expect things to stabilise for another two years even after the lockdown ends, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/05/2020)

Almost 5,000 tourists still stranded in Nepal (rep 23/05/2020)

Forty-four tourists from 12 countries staying at ACAP area: The tourists who have chosen to stay back are spread around Chhingur, Jomson, Jharkot, Ghasa, Pisang, Ngawal, Taal and Dhampus, among other places, by Aash Gurung (kp 19/05/2020)

Give financial support to tourism sector: NTB (ht 19/05/2020)

Nepal Tourism Board seeks Rs 20 billion fund to pay furloughed workers: The government will pay at least 30 percent of the salary under the proposed scheme, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/05/2020), NTB recommends establishment of retention fund worth Rs 20 billion (ht 18/05/2020)

NTB to focus on branding Nepal during recovery (ht 10/05/2020) [Which recovery? Forget at least 2020 completely!]

Empty trails and deserted villages: the pandemic brings the mountain economy to a standstill: During the spring trekking season, mountain trails would have been teeming with tourists, but this year, Covid-19 has turned these trails ghostly and desolate, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 08/05/2020)

Government, hotel leaders at odds over employees future: Hotels have decided to send employees home and will be paying them partially amid the pandemic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/05/2020)

Divert Consumption To Revive Tourism, by Kamal Parajuli (rn 06/05/2020)

Provide discount on income tax to encourage domestic travel, urges NTB (ht 05/05/2020)

Workers’ unions refuse to obey HAN’s decision (ht 05/05/2020), Hoteliers agree to pay their staff for Chaitra but yet to decide about coming months: Trade unions want government to enforce its decision on wages for workers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/05/2020)

Hotels to stay shut till mid-November: HAN (ht 04/05/2020), Hotels decide to cut their losses by remaining shuttered for six months: Even if the lockdown is lifted, the tourism industry will take time to recover, an official said, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/05/2020)

Sauraha hotels to remain closed till Dashain even if lockdown ends (kh 03/05/2020)

With tourists staying home, homestays have no business: The pandemic and the lockdown could lead to a collapse of homestays that have provided communities with economic support and a sense of identity, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 29/04/2020)

VN 2020 budget should be utilised to promote domestic tourism’ (ht 29/04/2020)

TGAN welcomes decision to provide alternative jobs (ht 26/04/2020)

TAAN seeks extension of renewal deadline (ht 25/04/2020)

Hotel Industry Income To Be Slashed By 90 Per Cent-HAN (rn 24/04/2020), Hoteliers seek government support (ht 24/04/2020)

“Survive 2020, revive in 2021 and thrive in 2022”: Nepal’s tourism industry is hunkering down to tide over the crisis, by Alisha Sijapati (nt 24/04/2020)

Virtual tours: Travelling in the time of Covid-19: Saurav Dhakal, the founder and curator of StoryCycle, on the importance of effective storytelling and how his organisation is making use of technology to offer virtual tours for a society under lockdown, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 24/04/2020)

Sherpas rendered jobless by lockdown to be hired to clean up trekking trails: Hiking trails on the Kathmandu Valley rim like Shivapuri, Dakshinkali and Nagarkot will be connected, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/04/2020)

Tourism stakeholders seek sustainable plan: Rs 160 billion loss estimated in tourism industry (ht 21/04/2020)

Many foreigners still stuck in Kathmandu: Some await repatriation flights, others staying back on their will , by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 20/04/2020)

Tourism after the virus: The government might carry out tests for the entire village when homestays are reoffered, by Kalyan Bhandari (kp 20/04/2020) [Nepal should be aware that it may take a long time until tourists from the heavily affected foreign counties return to Nepal in greater numbers!]

110 Russians evacuated from Nepal (rep 20/04/2020)

TAAN urges NTB to utilise TIMS fund (ht 19/04/2020)

NTB survey to evaluate COVID-19 impact (ht 15/04/2020) [??? Probably you will find out that there is absolutely no tourism in Nepal because of COLVID-19!]

Climate Conservation Key To Ecotourism, by Babu Khanal (rn 14/04/2020)

204 more stranded tourists repatriated (ht 12/04/2020)

Repatriation flights continue (ht 09/04/2020)

Around 800 tourists evacuated on four flights from Kathmandu, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 05/04/2020)

VNY 2020 campaign formally canceled (rep 01/04/2020)

Nepal Airlines permitted to fly to Brisbane to repatriate Australian citizens; A Qatar Airways flight chartered by US embassy takes 300 American citizens back home, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/03/2020)

All stranded tourists taken care of, claims NTB (ht 31/03/2020)

Trekking guides unhappy with late rescue (ht 31/03/2020)

Rescue flights continue on Saturday (ht 29/03/2020), Tourists reluctant to go back home, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 29/03/2020), NTB rescues 158 stranded tourists, guides from Lukla (ht 30/03/2020), 1255 Stranded Tourists, Guides Rescued, by CK Khanal (rn 30/03/2020)

German govt evacuates 305 German nationals, by Arpana Ale Magar (kp 28/03/2020)

Stranded tourists flown off Mount Everest (rep 28/03/2020), Tourists stranded in Annapurna and Manaslu conservation area rescued and sent to Pokhara and Kathmandu: Local administration still searching for other trekkers in the area, by Hariram Upreti and Aash Gurung (kp 28/03/2020)

137 foreigners stranded on trekking trails rescued in two days: Eight foreigners and 11 Nepalis returning from Kanchanjunga stranded at Sankhuwasabha, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/03/2020)

Despite a significant number of rescues, 300 trekkers remain stranded in various trekking routes: As Nepal remains under lockdown, many trekkers have been unable to return to Kathmandu, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/03/2020)

10,000 foreign nationals stranded in Nepal (ht 23/03/2020)

TAAN issues directive to halt all trekking activities (ht 21/03/2020), NTB suspends issuance of TIMS card until further notice (rep 21/03/2020)

Star hotels set to shut up shop: Hyatt to close for six weeks: tomorrow, others to follow suit, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/03/2020)

Foreigners not complying with mandatory self-quarantine measures: Govt to start tracking visitors staying in hotels from today (ht 20/03/2020)

Government asks hotels to furnish details of guests online (rep 19/03/2020)

Restaurants and bars in Thamel are looking at staff layoffs and ultimately, a shutdown: The Covid-19 pandemic has emptied Thamel of foreign visitors, who form the primary customer base for the tourist hub’s hundreds of restaurants and bars, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/03/2020)

Confronted with near-collapse, tourism industry looks inwards: Foreign tourist arrivals are expected to halt completely this week, leading hotels and airlines to look to attract domestic tourists with cut-rate prices, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/03/2020)

Bad roads, coronavirus fears take toll on tourism in Karnali, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 16/03/2020)

‘Hospitality sector to be hit entire year’, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 15/03/2020)

Suspension of climbing permits and on-arrival visas entails losses of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars: The hardest hit sectors of the economy are tourism and aviation, which were already reeling from reduced number of visitors and passengers due to the Covid-19 outbreak, by Sangam Prasain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/03/2020)

Contagion scare bleeds tourism sector in Pokhara, by Rup Narayan Dhakal (ht 14/03/2020)

Nepal government puts all tourist visas on hold and cancels all spring climbing expeditions: The visa suspension will begin March 14 and last until the end of April, depriving Nepal of millions in Everest climbing fees, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/03/2020), On-arrival visas scrapped till April 30 (ht 14/03/2020), Government suspends visa-on-arrival for all nationalities (rep 14/03/2020)

Coronavirus hits Chitwan tourism hard, by Surya Prakash Kandel (rep 13/03/2020)

Pandemic and the Nepali tourism industry: In the absence of appropriate strategies to reach new markets, Nepal faces a massive challenge, by Chandra P. Bhattarai (kp 13/03/2020)

Coronavirus impacts Sauraha hoteliers (ht 12/03/2020)

Lumbini’s tourism hit hard amid novel coronavirus scare: The city saw a number of tourism events cancelled over the week amid Covid-19 concerns, causing worry among tourism entrepreneurs, by Manoj Poudel (kp 10/03/2020)

Businesses in Thamel catch a chill after Covid-19 scares off foreign tourists: Tourist arrivals by air to Nepal dropped 21 percent year-on-year in February to 77,064 individuals, according to the Department of Immigration, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 09/03/2020)

Tourism entrepreneurs ask for 50% waiver in taxes (rep 08/03/2020)

Confusion reigns over the Visit Nepal campaign with no clear statement from the government regarding its fate: Despite the prime minister’s directive to postpone the tourism campaign, the Tourism Ministry and Nepal Tourism Board have conflicting takes, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/03/2020)

(Don’t) Visit Nepal 2020, by Guffadi (rep 06/03/2020)

Average room occupancy in five-star hotels down to 45%, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 05/03/2020)

Govt suspends on-arrival visa facility for five nationalities (rep 03/03/2020)

Oli directs Tourism Ministry to halt Visit Nepal, but minister has yet to decide: Confusion continues to reign over the tourism industry as Yogesh Bhattarai has yet to make a public statement regarding the status of Visit Nepal 2020 , by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/03/2020)

Govt cancels promotion of VNY2020 abroad amid fear of COVID-19, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 01/03/2020), Tourism Ministry cancels Visit Nepal promotions for March but experts say it is too little, too late: Travel entrepreneurs believe that the coronavirus outbreak has all but doomed Visit Nepal 2020 and it is now better to postpone the event completely, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/03/2020), VN 2020, Sagarmatha Sambaad to be rescheduled: On arrival visa for foreigners to be halted temporarily from March 7, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 02/03/2020), Tourist arrival dismal at Banke National Park (ht 02/03/2020)

Thamel offers everything to foreign tourists, but lacks a very basic thing: A public toilet: Officials at Thamel Development Council say the land is too expensive to construct public restrooms, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/03/2020)

The sublime, subtopia and conceit of tourism: Urban centres are sprouting on the fertile plains and river valleys that once fed the population, by Khem R. Shreesh (kp 28/02/2020)

Border dispute halts infrastructure development in Shailung area: Both Doramba of Ramechhap and Shailung of Dolakha lay claim to the tourist destination, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 22/02/2020)

Cultural heritage and tourism in Bhaktapur: Tourists pay to see the historical attractions, and the money they contribute is used to maintain them, by Gyanendra Dhar Pradhananga (kp 19/02/2020)

An irrational fear of the Chinese is causing tourists from other countries to stay away, hoteliers say: Although Chinese tourist numbers have dropped sharply since the coronavirus outbreak, a fear among other visitors is leading hotel occupancy rates to plummet, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/02/2020), Fear of Chinese tourists hasn’t killed Visit Nepal: Irrationality must not overpower truth. Visit Nepal’s failures are due to misdirected campaigning (kp 18/02/2020)

No tourism without infrastructures: Government needs to invest in development of appropriate infrastructure to enable our tourism industry to compete against other destinations like Bhutan, Kashmir, Tibet and the Maldives, by Keshab Sharma (rep 17/02/2020)

Trekkers return to Annapurna trail after avalanche: Travel trade entrepreneurs said that all lodges and tea houses on the route had reopened for business, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 15/02/2020), Trekkers trickling back to Annapurna Base Camp, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 16/02/2020)

Indigenous nationalities’ cultural, tourism fest to be held in Lamjung (ht 15/02/2020)

Visit Nepal is holding an ice skating event on Gokyo but it is unclear whether authorities have consented: The event, slated for Friday, requires permission as Gokyo is a Ramsar site and part of Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/02/2020), Nepal hosts figure skating, ice hockey in Gokyo (rep 15/02/2020)

Boosting tourism: China can play an instrumental role in Nepal’s infrastructures development desperately needed for tourism growth, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 12/02/2020)

MoCTCA prepares to release 2nd tranche of subsidy (rep 11/02/2020)

Karnali Province lacks mechanism to register tourist arrivals (rep 11/02/2020)

Tourist arrivals dropped by 33pc in January (ht 10/02/2020), VNY off to a slow start as arrivals fall 2% in Jan (rep 12/02/2020) [confusing figures!!]

Overambitious campaign: With the share of foreign tourists standing at 49 percent, the target of two million is doomed, by Shraddha More (kp 09/02/2020)

Resort with tree houses: attracts tourists in Dharan (ht 09/02/2020)

We need a long-term vision for tourism in Nepal: Visit Nepal Year is suffering because of the coronavirus epidemic. But there are also lessons for Nepali tourism in the fallout, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 07/02/2020)

Tourism entrepreneurs look for alternative markets (rep 05/02/2020)

Visit Nepal 2020 has already suffered setbacks but it can be salvaged, say tourism entrepreneurs: The tourism campaign should look beyond China and India if it wishes to attract enough tourists to meet the 2 million arrivals target, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 04/02/2020)

Govt looks for alternative to fulfill gap from Chinese tourists (rep 02/02/2020)

Nepal’s best hotel hit the bottom. Can it rise again? How a high-end resort fell victim to the nation’s political vicissitudes, becoming a microcosm of how politics and conflict impact businesses, by Sangam Prasain (01/02/2020)

Nepal’s other attraction: the night sky: The Himalaya can be a haven for stargazers if steps are taken to protect the darkness, by Himali Dixit (nt 31/01/2020)

Visit Nepal 2020 could be the biggest embarrassment for this government: The campaign target should be revised in view of the coronavirus outbreak and a certain drop in arrivals, by Kalyan Bhandari (kp 30/01/2020)

Regmi appointed CEO of NTB (ht 29/01/2020), Coming from a largely academic background, new Tourism Board CEO faces a challenge: Not many in the tourism industry know Dhananjay Regmi but say his academic work could complement his role as chief of the Tourism Board, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 01/02/2020)

Tourism at receiving end of coronavirus outbreak (rep 29/01/2020)

Coronavirus fear grips tourism sector (ht 26/01/2020), Chinese tourist arrivals to slump as Beijing halts group outbound travel: A big blow to VNY 2020, say tour operators, by Sagar Ghimure (rep 26/01/2020), Setback for tourism (rep 26/01/2020), China’s ban on outbound tours certain to affect the Visit Nepal campaign: Visit Nepal plans to attract 350,000 Chinese tourists, which is looking increasingly unlikely in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/01/2020), Visit Nepal 2020 campaign gets off to an ominous start, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 27/01/2020)

Street children 'terrorize' tourists as they beg, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 25/01/2020) [And government terrorises toursits as it has not repaired many roads for years!]

Tourist arrivals slowed significantly in 2019, raising concerns for Visit Nepal 2020: In order to meet the target of 2 million visitors, Nepal expects 350,000 Chinese arrivals but the coronavirus outbreak means that is unlikely, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/01/2020)

Nepal is ready to welcome tourists, but where will they come from? The country needs focused strategies for existing and potential source-markets, by Chandra Prasad Bhattarai (kp 24/01/2020)

Appointment of CEO to tourism board postponed after “power play” among aspirants: Three candidates have been shortlisted but concerns about the top candidate’s loyalty from Baluwatar put a halt to the process, according to sources, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/01/2020), NTB’s CEO selection process lingers over trivial issues (rep 21/01/2020), Appointment process for top job at Tourism Board hangs in the balance: At least half a dozen people in the know told the Post that the appointment had become uncertain, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/01/2020), Don’t run interference on tourism: The tourism board cannot function without its head when Visit Nepal has begun (kp 23/01/2020), PMO's intervention throws NTB CEO selection process into uncertainty (rep 23/01/2020)

Visit Nepal Year 2020: Let’s promote homestays, by Gyanendra Dhar Pradhananga (ht 20/01/2020)

Two new paragliding zones added near Kathmandu Valley (ht 19/01/2020)

We all are tourists: Tourists should not be treated as deities. It augurs well for us to treat them as ordinary human beings who are prone to all human vagaries, by Babu Ram Neupane (rep 19/01/2020)

VNY 2020: Prospects And Challenges, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 17/01/2020)

Tourists come to Janakpur in droves, but stay only for a day: Tourists in Janakpur complain of difficulty in navigation for lack of proper tourism infrastructure, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 14/01/2020)

A vision for sustainable tourism: The entire country could learn lessons from the sustainable tourism drive occurring in the Shey Phoksundo trail, by Amir R. Thapa (kp 14/01/2020)

Tourist arrivals dropped slightly in 2019 (ht 13/01/2020)

Sudurpaschim’s budget lacks: vision and strategic plan, saytourism entrepreneurs, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 08/01/2020)

Tourism Minister’s Visit Nepal rally in Sydney condemned for being insensitive and inappropriate: Yogesh Bhattarai held a rally to draw Australian tourists to Nepal while the country reels under massive bushfires across millions of hectares, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/01/2020)

Give a boost to tourism: With optimum IT use, by Pramod Parajuli (ht 06/01/2020)

What people can do: Let us do what we can to ensure that our guests have a pleasant stay in 2020 and every year following that, by Niraj Shrestha (rep 06/01/2020)

Nepal's tourism aspirations: In 2020, the country should be open about its problems and its dedication to the preservation of our cultural matters, by Abhi Subedi (kp 05/01/2020)

Adventure tourism sees growth (ht 05/01/2020)

Visit Nepal Boosts Economy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 05/01/2020)

Chinese tourist influx to Nepal in 2020: Travel trade hopes to raise visitors from China to half-a-million in 2020, by Josie Wang (nt 03/01/2020)

Diplomats take to social media to promote Visit Nepal 2020, and beyond: Analysts say diplomats using social media to push diplomacy is fine as long as it doesn’t affect Nepal’s domestic policies, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 03/01/2020)

Tourists want public toilets, garbage bins and a hassle-free airport—not a week-long tourism extravaganza: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has announced a week-long campaign to supplement Visit Nepal 2020, but tourists are more concerned about basic amenities, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/01/2020))

Why Nepal’s tourism campaigns have—and haven’t—worked: Given the success of past initiatives, tourism entrepreneurs have high hopes for the campaign that aims to bring in 2 million tourists, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/01/2020)

Visit Nepal campaign fails to enthuse remote Karnali districts, by Nagerndra Upadhyaya and DB Budha (rep 02/01/2020)

Why Visit Nepal? Nepal is a unique creation of nature. Visit Nepal to enjoy the excellent and unique natural beauty.  Gain the lifetime experience and take back this experience home, by Yogesh Bhattarai (rep 02/01/2020)

Govt lacks health plans for foreign tourists (ht 02/01/2020)

Visit Nepal 2020 kicks off today, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 01/01/2020), Making VNY 2020 successful: We need to demonstrate goodwill, both in words and action, so that tourists feel at home in Nepal and want to visit again and again, by Purnima Shrestha (rep 01/01/2020)

Visit Nepal 2020 prime focus for tourism sector in 2019, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 31/12/2019)

Nepal aims for 2 million tourists in 2020, but cities lack nightlife: Social activities and entertainment in the evening and at night can significantly contribute to making the Visit Nepal campaign a success, entrepreneurs say, by Sangam Prasain and Himendra Mohan  Kumar (kp 30/12/2019)

Sindhupalchowk warms up for VNY, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 30/12/2019)

Indigenous nationalities to support VNY (rep 30/12/2019)

Nepal’s first online travel aggregator XcelTrip wants to ‘disrupt’ the tourism industry: Nepali travellers can pay for hotels and flight tickets using e-SEWA, debit and credit cards issued by local banks while foreigners can use their international cards, by Prahlqad Rijal (kp 30/12/2019)

Migrant workers will be asked to wear shirts and caps with the Visit Nepal logo: Human rights activists have called the decision misguided, ineffective and ridiculous (kp 28/12/2019) [Discriminatory bullshit!]

TAAN willing to revise TIMS card pact with tourism board (ht 28/12/2019)

TAAN operating without organization renewal for two years (rep 28/12/2019)

Museum hotel to reflect Nepal’s cultural, ethnic diversity (rep 28/12/2019)

Fall in arrivals by air during peak tourist season does not bode well for Visit Nepal 2020: Visitor arrivals by air fell by 17.46 percent in November, which is considered peak tourist season for Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/12/2019)

How tourism might not benefit Nepal: The way local governments are scrambling to host tourism festivals without any study will not create a sustainable avenue for tourism development, by Chandra Prasad Bhattarai (kp 27/12/2019)

Thamel business likely to suffer for more days (kp 27/12/2017)

A week before Visit Nepal 2020 begins, Tourism Board loses its CEO: Deepak Raj Joshi’s term has ended and it could take at least three weeks before a new CEO is appointed, board officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/12/2019)

Only 30 percent work on Gorkha Durbar completed as deadline ends: The Department of Archaeology is preparing to extend the contract, by Hariram Upreti (kp 25/12/2019)

Northern base camp of Annapurna to be promoted, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 23/12/2019)

Snowfall halts tourist arrival in Jumla (rep 21/12/2019)

Tourism in Karnali: Businesspersons eager to invest, demand conducive environment, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 21/12/2019)

Tourism Board's age limit for recruitment challenged in court: The vacancy announcement says applicants for the post of CEO should be between 35 and 60 years old, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/12/2019)

1.3m tourists from 113 nations visit Lumbini, by Mohammad Habib (rep 19/12/2019)

Province 5 to start VNY campaign from Bardiya (rep 17/12/2019)

Rasuwagadhi border sees a decline in the number of tourists entering Nepal: The border point is a major point used by Chinese tourists to enter Nepal, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 16/12/2019)

Poor infrastructure affects VNY preparation, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 16/12/2019)

Preparation for Visit Nepal 2020 in Parsa “absolutely zero”: Hotel entrepreneurs and campaigners lament that the major tourist hubs in the district are left in the shadows, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/12/2019)

A community forest in Bardiya attracts tourists: Every day, an average of 50 to 100 tourists arrive in the forest to catch glimpses of rhinos and tigers, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/12/2019)

Stakeholders ignore govt’s search and rescue guideline (ht 15/12/2019)

Nepal is pedalling towards a new form of tourism: Visit Nepal 2020 hopes to capitalise on the potential of Nepal becoming a prime destination for adventure mountain biking, by Thomas Heaton (kp 14/12/2019)

Nepali and Chinese officials stress road connectivity to boost tourist arrivals from China: Nepal was able to attract a meagre 0.1 percent out of the total Chinese visiting abroad, by Prahlad Rijal ()kp 14/12/2019)

International workshop on transport and tourism begins (ht 14/12/2019)

Kathmandu goes to sleep by 10, what are tourists going to do? Nepal is still stuck with archaic policing methods, which have prevented Nepali cities from discovering their tourism potential (kp 13/12/2019)

Visit Nepal 2020 pins hope for strong medium-term growth outlook, says World Bank report: The multilateral funding agency said import growth would slow down as the government implements its programmes to check fiscal deficit (kp 13/12/2019) [see Nepal Development Update by World Bank, 12/12/2019]

Bhaktapur to start ‘night heritage walk’ for tourists ahead of Visit Nepal 2020: The first of the night walks will take place this evening, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/12/2019)

Chasing the chimera of tourism development: Tourism can thrive in Province 2, but policymakers must not be swayed by unrealistic plans, by CK Lal (kp 11/12/2019)

Army unveils various activities to support VNY 2020 (rep 10/12/2019)

High cost of jet fuel in Kathmandu airport is keeping foreign airlines away: Airlines pay $1 per litre to fuel up at Tribhuvan International Airport, compared to $0.55 per litre in Delhi, a new government report says, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/12/2019) [High ground handling charges, twice as high as at other international airports, are another reason for foreign airlines not to fly to TIA. Quite obviously, the government does not want to increase the number of incoming tourists!]

Uniformity in airfare for locals, foreigners possible (ht 09/12/2019)

Promotion of Buddhist religious routes stressed (ht 09/12/2019)

Tipta La: Paradise under the shadow: Difficult to reach but it’s worth every step you take towards this hidden destination nestled between valleys, by Ananda Gautam (kp 07/12/2019)

Govt to observe tourism decade (ht 07/12/2019)

Tilaurakot, where Siddhartha Gautam spent his early years, ignored in Visit Nepal Year 2020 publicity campaigns: Tilaurakot was omitted in the publicity programmes by mistake, says Lumbini Development Trust, by Manojk Paudel (kp 06/12/2019)

Homestays keep former migrants in Nepal, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 06/12/2019), Nepalis open doors to a better life: Community homestay empowers women, uplifts communities and provides tourists a close-up of life in Nepal, by Sanghamitra Subba (nt 06/12/2019

Fearing setbacks ahead of Visit Nepal campaign’s launch, tourism board extends CEO's term by three months: The selection sub-committee of Nepal Tourism Board on Wednesday invited applications to hire a new CEO, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/12/2019)

Stakeholders seek promotion of sports tourism (ht 05/12/2019)

Tourism minister seeks ambassadors’ support to make VNY successful (ht 05/12/2019)

Tourists are flocking in but hardly spending money: Government has failed to take appropriate measures to increase vacation lengths and create avenues for tourists to spend money, entrepreneurs say, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 04/12/2019)

Foreign tourist arrivals down (ht 04/12/2019) [related to CNP]

Tourism industry seeks incentive package for Visit Nepal 2020: Cheaper aviation fuel, cash grants for high performers, tax discounts and removal of entry fees among major demands, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/12/2019)

TAAN to introduce new trekking routes in January (ht 03/12/2019)

Suryodaya Municipality organizing tourism festival, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/12/2019)

Rs 262m allocated for VNY campaign promotion (ht 01/12/2019)

42 trekking trails to be built in Karnali (rep 01/12/2019)

Pattale: The perfect destination for Everest sight-seeing: Having already hosted two famous ultra trail races, this famous tourist hub in the Everest region is set to welcome visitors, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 30/11/2019)

How Sindhupalchok’s state-designated destinations are faring ahead of Visit Nepal 2020: The reconstruction and renovation works in the district’s destinations are still in the preliminary phase, with 2020 just a month away, by Anish Tiwari (kp 30/11/2019)

Why Nepal won't see two million tourists in 2020: Revenue growth remains sluggish, but authorities are obsessed with the arrivals figure, by Chandra Prasad Bhattarai (kp 29/11/2019)

‘Bring homestay service under income tax net’ (ht 27/11/2019)

VNY to be inaugurated from Dasharath Stadium (ht 26/11/2019)

Lack of budget to implement master plan for the conservation of Satyawati Lake: The grand plan revolves around developing the area as one of the important tourist destinations in the country, by Madhav Aryal (kp 25/11/2019)

Over 12,000 tourists enter Langtang in 4 months, by Himnath Devkota (rep 24/11/2019)

Rhododendron capital under-equipped for Visit Nepal 2020: Teenjure, Milke and Jaljale, spread over three districts, Tehrathum, Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung, is one of the designated areas for Visit Nepal Year 2020, by Chandra Karki (kp 23/11/2019)

Tourism ministers of 40 countries to visit Nepal (ht 23/11/2019)

Ghumarchowk: A world away, just an hour from the city: This small scenic village is a natural antidote for those seeking to escape from the concrete jungle, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 22/11/2019)

Nepali entrepreneurs worry after China hikes Mansarovar entry fee for Indians (ht 21/11/2019)

Tourist police receive 576 complaints in 10 months (ht 21/11/2019)

Nepal’s luxury hotels are growing but the rooms are empty: There are 15 five-star hotels in the country, and a dozen more are being planned even as existing hotels continue to report a significant drop in profit, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/11/2019)

Stakeholders ask government to ensure Manthali-Lukla flights, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 20/11/2019)

TAAN to provide skill training to tourism entrepreneurs (ht 20/11/2019)

New rules for Nepali tourists travelling abroad (ht 19/11/2019)

People’s representatives in Doti say they are 'dissatisfied' over preparations for Visit Nepal 2020: They complain about poor coordination with the provincial, federal government, despite the programme inching closer, by Mohan Shahi (kp 19/11/2019)

Pathibhara: The pull of the divine: Unlike several Hindu temples across the country, Pathibhara is open to people of all castes and religions, by Ananda Gautam (kp 16/11/2019)

The Lumba Sumba Passage: Trekking is evolving fast on once remote east Nepal routes, by Henry Edmundson (nt 15/11/2019)

Air traffic congestion to hit VNY 2020, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 13/11/2019)

Tanahun homestays: Packed in season, quiet in off-season, by Binod Dhungana (rep 13/11/2019)

MoCTCA allots Rs 1 billion for 100 destinations (ht 12/11/2019)

Lack of functional toilets in Mayadevi temple area compels Lumbini visitors to relieve themselves in the open: Infrastructure was built for four well-equipped toilets in the area but lack of a plan on how to operate them has rendered them unusable, by Manoj Poudel (kp 11/11/2019)

Pokhara, Bharatpur collaborate for tourism promotion (rep 11/11/2019)

Foreign tourists arrivals surge 8 percent to 975,557: In October alone, Nepal welcomed 143,870 foreign tourists (kp 09/11/2019), Nearly million visitors in first 10 months (ht 09/11/2019), Nepal sees 10% growth in tourist arrival in October (rep 09/11/2019)

Seti River, the new favorite for rafting, by Shreehari Poudel (rep 09/11/2019)

Are you planning a trip to Dharan? Here are seven places around the city you would want to visit: A city of many faces flanked by the Tarai plains and the Eastern hills welcomes you for an experience of a lifetime, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 09/11/2019)

Langtang is not a place, it is a people: The Langtang Valley is sublime, to say the least, but what really wins your heart is not its beauty but its spirit, by Marissa Taylor (kp 08/11/2019)

Rhino Park to be constructed in Meghauli to promote tourism, by Sabita Shrestha (kp 07/11/2019)

TAAN to provide discount packages for VNY 2020 (ht 06/11/2019)

Pokali cultural festival held to attract 20,000 tourists, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 06/11/2019)

Nepal trekking start-up company ups its ante in the cut-throat travel business: MountainKick has hired veteran tour operators and guides to enhance foreign travellers’ trekking experiences, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/11/2019)

Over 29,000 tourists enter Nepal from Rasuwagadhi in 10 months, by Himnath Devkota (rep 04/11/2019)

Fully equipped rescue centre set up along Annapurna trekking trail (ht 02/11/2019)

Too many mules on the Everest trail, by Alton C. Byers (nt 01/11/2019)

Local units in Baglung prioritise constructing foot trails to promote tourism: The local government aims to promote the already-existing foot trails and explore new ones keeping tourism in mind, by Prakash Baral (kp 01/11/2019)

HAN member hotels to offer 30% discounts on rooms, 15% on food (rep 01/11/2019)

Hotels business thriving in Mulkot due to road connectivity, by Anil Bhandari (rep 31/10/2019)

Foreigners report high number of theft and fraud cases with tourist police: 1,252 cases were reported in the past two fiscal years, but none concerned serious crime, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/10/2019)

Okhaldhunga homestay awaits guests, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 22/10/2019)

VNY promotional centres to be set up in Nepali embassies (ht 21/10/2019)

After Xi Jinping’s visit, Nepal is expecting a surge in Chinese tourists: The country needs to upgrade infrastructure and focus more on quality tourism rather than just numbers, travel and tourism operators say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/10/2019)

NTB preparing profiles of 100 tourist destinations for VNY (ht 20/10/2019)

Manaslu Himal draws mountaineers and tourists in droves: 2,030 foreign tourists, including 17 from SAARC countries, visited the Manaslu region, by Hariram Urpeti (kp 20/10/2019)

Tourists arrival up in Tatopani Kunda (ht 20/10/2019)

Here’s how to spend two weeks in Mundhum trail, the preeminent destination of Kirati culture: Khotang hosts one of the newest trails—Mundhum trail—that charts through many eastern hilly districts, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 19/10/2019)

New High Way to Dolpo ... is not good news for trekkers, by Sonam Choekyi Lama (nt 18/10/2019)

Rara Lake attracting tourists in droves (ht 18/10/2019)

TAAN expects increase in flow of Chinese tourists after Xi’s visit (ht 17/10/2019)

Police patrol along Annapurna trail to ensure travellers’ safety: More than 250 tourists use the famous trekking route every day, by Aash Gurung (kp 16/10/2019)

Road condition the major stumbling block for Lumbini’s tourism year goal: The Buddha’s birthplace hasn’t seen as many tourists as expected for the Lumbini Travel Year 2076, owing to the sorry state of its roads, by Amrita Anmol (kp 14/10/2019), The government must undertake development activities for its citizens: The problems road conditions are creating for Lumbini’s tourism year goals cannot be ignored (kp 15/10/2019)

Hordes of tourists descend upon Langtang: The area is popular with trekkers and offers panoramic views, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 14/10/2019)

Foreign visitors up (ht 14/10/2019) [related to BNP]

20pc discount on homestay next year (ht 14/10/2019)

With Jinping’s visit, Pokhara entrepreneurs hopeful business will grow: Last year, 154,000 Chinese tourists arrived in Nepal, according to data of the Tourism Board, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 13/10/2019)

Rasuwa sees rise in tourist footfalls (rep 13/10/2019)

Nepali Army to promote Visit Nepal Year 2020 (ht 04/10/2019)

Five-star Everest Hotel reopens its door a crack: The luxury property is yet to clear its dues, renew the permit and do an impact study, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/10/2019)

Hotel workers give 21-day ultimatum: Workers threaten protest on the eve of Visit Nepal Year (rep 01/10/2019)

Meghauli offering homestay services targeting VNY 2020, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 01/10/2019)

A guide to vacationing in Pokhara: Breathtaking sights, beautiful lakes, amazing food and one-of-a-kind experience is what Pokhara is about. Put it well on top of your bucket list when you plan your vacation next, by Madha Malla (kp 28/09/2019)

Tourist arrivals surge 9 percent in first eight months: Visitors from Thailand rose 38.9 percent (kp 27/09/2019)

As neighbouring economies slump, tourists number could see a drop: The impact of the slowdown in India and China is likely to be felt in currency, which will affect trade and forex reserves, economists say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/09/2019) [Nepal's tourism policy is also not very helpful: it already makes flights to Nepal extremely expensive. The discriminatory staggered and already expensive domestic fares are another handicap.]

Will dengue impact Visit Nepal 2020?, by Priyanka Adhikari (rep 19/09/2019)

Gosaikunda: A fair mix of adventure and spiritualism: Don’t make the trek only about trekking; stand back, smell the rhododendrons, look at the mountains and breathe in the fresh mountain air, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 14/09/2019)

Tourism, aviation and carbon: If Nepal hits its 2 million tourist target in 2020, travellers will emit up to 4 million tons of carbon, by Sanghamitra Subba (nt 13/09/2019)

Nepal has been named one of the cheapest countries to visit. Here's why that's not good news: A new report by the World Economic Forum ranks Nepal in 15th position for price competitiveness while placing it poorly in terms of other criteria, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/09/2019) [see correspong report]

Tourism industry in Nepal: Make it backbone of economy, by Bidhyaman Mahatara (ht 06/09/2019)

Tourism thrives on teamwork: Visit Nepal Year 2020 can accommodate all people and institutions for the common goal of solidarity for prosperity, by Yogesh Bhattarai (kp 05/09/2019)

Tourism Satellite Account to be ready by end of this fiscal year (ht 05/09/2019)

Everest Hotel plans a comeback without clearing outstanding dues: Department of Tourism says the five-star property owes Rs103.5 million to the government, by Sangam Prasain. (kp 04/09/2019)

Airbnb is thriving but hoteliers are worried, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 03/09/2019)

Nepal is in the midst of hotel building spree. But will the tourists come? This year, the Tourism Department awarded a five-star rating to four hotels, bringing the total number of hotels in the five-star category to 15, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/09/2019)

TGAN seeks removal of FIT permit (ht 02/09/2019)

Khopra-Khayerbaraha trekking trail is most famous for monsoon trek. But it’s a trail for all seasons: Monsoon has brought the Nagi-Mahare-Khopra-Khayerbaraha trekking route alive in a riot of colours, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 31/08/2019)

The right place for rainy respite: Bardev offers travellers a slice of rural life, a fast-vanishing lifestyle, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 30 08/2019)

Homestay brings locals home: Tourism has helped restore Kalabang in Pokhara’s hinterland, by Reeti K.C. (nt 30/08/2019)

DoT hands over tourism-related responsibilities to provincial govts (ht 28/08/2019)

Bhedatar ill-prepared for VNY-2020 (ht 27/08/2019)

Tourism minister unveils one-year work plan (ht 27/08/2019)

Gorkha reviving traditional round houses for attracting tourists, by Binod Dgungana (rep 27/08/2019)

Domestic tourist inflow increases in Rasuwa, by Him Nath Devkota (rep 27/08/2019)

Publicity is not enough to retain tourist numbers: There is a need to preserve the country's cultural and natural assets to develop the tourism industry, by Arju Dahal (kp 26/08/2019)

With criticism growing, fewer tourists are riding elephants in Chitwan: While tourism entrepreneurs say that their elephants are treated humanely, wildlife conservationists believe that the model of elephant tourism needs to change, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 26/08/2019)

Here are five places you should visit in Surkhet: Surkhet has its own several awe-inspiring sites that one can get to within an hour’s ride from the district headquarters, Birendranagar, by Jyoti Katuwal (kp 24/08/2019)

Tourism ministry asks subordinate bodies to be active on social media (rep 22/08/2019)

Kavre homestay holiday packages getting popular among foreigners, by Jyoti Shrestha (rep 21/08/2019)

Reviving Nepal’s rural economy: Nepal can take cues from post-second world war Tuscany and promote agro-tourism, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 20/08/2019)

Number of tourists up by 42.6% in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 20/08/2019)

Saipal, land of verdant hills, indigenous festivities, and local wine, invites you for one-of-a-kind experience: Saipal might as well be one of the most beautiful, yet fairly uncharted, territory in the country, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 17/08/2019)

NTB bringing Rs 1.5 billion budget, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 17/08/2019)

Hotels in Annapurna Base Camp resume operations: A heavy snowstorm in February had blown the roofs off and left the hotels vulnerable to the elements, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 17/08/2019)

How to travel from Manang to Mustang in five days—and not die along the way: At times, it may feel like it’s your last day on earth. But you’ll live, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 16/08/2019)

Hiking, trekking trails unveiled in Kavre targeting Visit Nepal Year (ht 14/08/2019)

Tourism targets not attained, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 11/09/2019)

Innovating tourism: In the age of digitalization, Nepal should opt for ‘QR code’ information system to enable tourists to gather information about places they visit, by Biranchi Poudyal (rep 11/08/2019)

Private sector asks the government to wake up as Visit Nepal 2020 nears: There were many grievances— expensive jet fuel charge, haphazard taxes imposed on foreign trekkers, pollution and shoddy airport infrastructure—that need a fix, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/08/2019)

Karnali announces 40 destinations for VNY 2020, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 05/08/2019)

Sauraha to be more eco-friendly for VNY 2020, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 04/08/2019)

NRN investor offers to buy Tiger Palace Resort in Bhairahawa for $33.9 million: The 100-room property is the first integrated five-star casino resort in South Asia, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/08/2019)

Hotels along Annapurna region to resume operations (rep 03/08/2019)

New tourism minister faces a slew of challenges, especially on policy: Yogesh Bhattarai will need to retool civil aviation while also ensuring that Visit Nepal 2020 takes off without a hitch, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/08/2019), Challenges facing Minister Bhattarai: The new tourism minister has to chart a new course to revitalise a promising industry (kp 02/08/2019)

Langtang receives record number of tourists in the last fiscal year: 16,386 foreign and 5,559 Nepali trekkers thronged Langtang National Park, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 31/07/2019)

Sardu riverside: A new tourist destination in Dharan, by Rohit Rai (rep 28/07/2019)

There’s more to Rara than just the lake: Local delicacies, antique villages and religious shrines provide an array of things to do while visiting the pristine lake in Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 27/07/2019)

Time in Lwang, with my two-year-old nephew: A journey to a beautiful tea garden, with glorious mountain views makes for quality time to reaffirm important ties, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 26/07/2019)

Visit Nepal 2020 is five months away, but not much has been done to promote the country abroad: An inexperienced campaign leader, an inadequate budget and lack of leadership at the Tourism Ministry are all hampering promotional activities, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/07/2019)

Visa stickers in short supply in Consulate Office, Munich (ht 23/07/2019)

Rock Garden to boost tourism in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 22/07/2019)

Rs 68 bn earned from travel sector: Tourism Excellency Award to be held in September, Tourism Investment Summit in 1st quarter of 2020 (ht 21/07/2019)

Tourism fraternity sees ample promotion opportunities for VNY 2020, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 21/07/2019)

Tourist arrivals up 12 pc in first half (ht 18/07/2019)

Government raises tourist visa fees, after a decade, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 17/07/2019)

Tourist arrivals to Chitwan reach all-time high of 185,644: The national park is home to 125 tigers and 605 one-horned rhinos, making it a must-see destination for wildlife enthusiasts, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 16/07/2019)

New visa fee for foreign visitors from July 17: Tourists to pay five to 35 dollars more (ht 12/07/2019)

101 tourist destinations declared in Karnali State (rep 12/07/2019)

To make up for monsoon slack, Nepal opts for spiritual tourism, by Sonam Choekyi Lama (nt 12/07/2019)

Everest hotel  preparing to  resume services (ht 11/07/2019)

Bollywood celebs to create buzz about Nepal: Tourism sector to cash in on multi-million dollar media blitz (ht 10/07/2019) [??]

In an embarrassing gaffe, tourism campaign for Nepal promotes a picture from Thailand in London: Tourism Board says it has nothing to do with the poster, pointing finger at Visit Nepal secretariat. The banner has now been changed (kp 09/07/2019)

Tourist information centre opens in Thamel, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/07/2019)

Pokhara eyes more Indian visitors: Sets target of increasing share of Indian tourists to 50% of total arrivals in next five years, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 04/07/2019)

Homestay registration on the rise, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 01/07/2019)

Average tourist spending drops (ht 30/06/2019)

‘Nepal’s Switzerland’ in the making, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 30/06/2019)

Overlooking the Valley: A day’s hike to Chandragiri; Grab your hiking boots and take the trail less travelled to Chandragiri, by Diya Rijal (kp 28/06/2019)

Nearly 200 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stuck in Humla (ht 27/06/2019)

Nepal — a destination for both backpackers and high-end tourists, say entrepreneurs, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 26/06/2019)

Tourism entrepreneurs dissatisfied with provincial level committee for Visit Nepal 2020: The committee has failed to have inclusive representation from all the 13 districts of the province, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 24/06/2019)

Praying for rain in Chhaimale: There are numerous short walks to go on and majestic views to take in from the village of Chhaimale, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 21/06/2019)

NTB promoting VNY in international markets (ht 18/06/2019)

Hyatt Regency shuts down operations: The decision follows a tussle between workers and management, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/06/2019), Hyatt resumes services: Labour office to moderate discussions between workers and hotel management (ht 20/06/2019)

VNY campaign likely to face funds shortage, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 15/06/2019)

Study underway for Karnali tourism master plan, by DB Budha (rep 13/06/2019)

Road to Rara a ‘torment’ all the way, by DB Budha (rep 12/06/2019)

Plan to introduce tourism activities in protected areas alarms conservationists: Jungle safari and adventure sports in parks may help earn revenue but they can have deleterious impact on biodiversity, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/06/2019)

Himalayan Travel Mart 2019  concludes on a high note (ht 10/06/2019)

Parbat homestays building infrastructure, upgrading facilities, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 10/06/2019)

House panel seeks progress report on VNY 2020 campaign (ht 08/06/2019)

Visit Nepal Year 2020: About roads less traveled, by ZenithShah (rep 09/06/2019)

Dusty road along Bhairahawa–Taulihawa route a challenge to Visit Lumbini Year, by Mohammad Habib (rep 08/06/2019)

Doing the Mardi trek in three days, by Marissa Taylor (kp 07/06/2019)

The Budget And Tourism Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 06/06/2019)

‘Need to promote coffee tourism in Nepal’ (ht 05/06/2019)

Luxury hotels in Kathmandu post record profits on higher arrivals, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/06/2019)

Trekking circuit opened at Phoksundo Lake, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (ht 04/06/2019)

Himalayan Travel Mart to push Nepal as gateway to the Himalayas (kp 04/06/2019)

Budget for tourism sector slashed by 51%, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 01/06/2019)

Crawling towards Markhu: Taking the (bumpy) road less travelled to Markhu tested our riding skills and patience, but the reward came in the form of heart-stoppingly beautiful views, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 31/05/2019)

Who should tourism benefit in Nepal? Nepali tourism cannot continue to rely on old policymaking. It needs to take local communities into account, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 31/05/2019)

Save wildlife tourism: Let’s go back to nature, by Manohar Shrestha (ht 28/05/2019)

Tourist spending, stay falls further, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 28/05/2019)

Nepal tourism generated Rs240 billion  and supported 1 million jobs last year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/05/2019)

Bad road a challenge to Visit Lumbini campaign, by Mohammad Habib (rep 27/05/2019)

VNY needs to go beyond regular destinations (ht 25/05/2019)

Making Nepal accessible to all: The country is making a start in inclusive adventure tourism with disabled-friendly trekking and other facilities, by Monica Deupala (nt 24/05/2019)

Making Visit Lumbini Year Fruitful, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/05/2019)

NTB signs pact with UNDP to develop TSA framework (ht 22/05/2019)

High-end tourism: Unless we attract high paying clients, revenue from Nepal’s tourism industry will not see a meteoric rise, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 21/05/2019) [?????]

Unchecked encroachment tarnishes the beauty of Kalinchowk, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 21/05/2019)

Thriving tourism in Namuna community forest benefits many local residents, by Nabin Poudel (kp 19/05/2019)

President inaugurates Visit Lumbini Year; campaign targets over 2 million tourists, by Madhav Dhungana and Manoj Poudel (kp 19/05/2019), Lumbini to be promoted as centre for global peace (ht 19/05/2019), Lumbini Master Plan not completed even after 4 decades, by Rekha Bhusal and Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 19/05/2019)

China sends 64,578 tourists to retain top spot as source market (kp 18/05/2019)

More tourists are visiting the country, but they are spending less money: According to the tourism ministry, the average spending by a tourist  per day has dropped to $44, the lowest in seven years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/05/2019)

This is what it’s like to trek: Manaslu Circuit is an exercise in extremes, where one’s limits—and resolve—are constantly put to the test by the trails, by Thomas Heaton (kp 17/05/2019)

Tourism entrepreneurs call for reviewing air rescue procedures, by Santosh Pokharel and Narahari Sapkota (rep 16/05/2019)

Campaign for Buddhist tourism: Buddha’s legacy has been monopolized by India. Nepal needs to reclaim the Buddha and his legacy as a fundamental part of nation’s identity and narrative. Our history is inseparable from Buddhism, by Dharma Adhikari and Juyang Zhang (rep 15/05/2019)

Kailash pilgrimage uncertain as Tibet govt tightens permit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 14/05/2019)

Experts’ team all set to study wildlife, tourism (ht 12/05/2019)

Additional Rs 84 million to be given for homestay, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 12/05/2019)

New trekking route to Hidden Lake comes into operation (ht 11/05/2019)

Italian trekker succumbs to altitude sickness, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 11/05/2019)

Govt raises visa fees for foreigners, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 10/05/2019)

Tourism Infrastructure Summit in offing (ht 10/05/2019)

Visit Lumbini Year campaign announced, targets 2.5 million tourists (kp 09/05/2019)

Branding Buddha’s birthplace: Buddhist tourism can appeal to a large number of faith-inspired travelers. Branding Nepal as Buddha’s birthplace would help to counter the persisting misinformation that Buddha was born in India, by Dharma Adhikari and Juyan Zhang (rep 08/05/2019)

Nothing new for tourism sector for next fiscal year (ht 04/05/2019)

Wasted opportunity in tourism: Lo Manthang warrants a world heritage status, but authorities should be able to look beyond monetary exploitation, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 03/05/2019)

Downhill all the way: Nepal has the ideal extreme terrain for mountain bicycle racing, by Reeti K.C. (nt 03/05/2019)

Nepali tourism fraternity fails to tap Sri Lanka’s tourists (ht 02/05/2019)

Gandaki province doling out Rs 300 million to homestays on ad hoc basis: Homestays getting Rs 1 million each, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 02/05/2019)

DoT collects Rs 487 million in expedition royalty (ht 01/05/2019)

Scenery is not enough: Here are a few things Karnali Province needs to do to boost the local tourism sector, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 30/04/2019)

Build on sand: Thoughtless exploitation of river-based resources will hit water tourism hard (kp 23/04/2019)

Himalayan Travel Mart 2019 to be organised from June 7 (ht 22/04/2019)

Tourism ministry to prioritise VNY 2020 in next fiscal budget (ht 18/04/2019)

Has influx of Chinese tourists benefitted Nepal economically?, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 17/04/2019)

Tourism businesses thrive in quake-hit Melamchighyang, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 17/04/2019)

High-altitude yak festival draws tourists from India, China and Bhutan, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 16/04/2019)

Rupandehi sees internal tourism surge (rep  15/04/2019)

Govt holds soft launch of VNY 2020 (ht 14/04/2019)

Tourism campaign misses target: Karnali Province welcomed only 233,021 tourists during tourism year campaign which is far below the targeted 500,000 footfall, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 13/04/2019)

VNY 2020 budget endorsed (kp 11/04/2019)

Flow of Chinese tourists yet to meet expectations (ht 10/04/2019)

Ban on musical event leaves foreign tourists stranded (ht 08/04/2019)

Along the fringe of the Valley: In Kakani, you can walk off your fill of trout and berries along two distinctly different  walking trails, each offering serenity  and stunning views, by Thomas Heaton (kp 05/04/2019)

Camping trek: Mobile hotel, by Manohar Shrestha (ht 03/04/2019)

Bafikot Rural Municipality making tourism master plan, by Lokendra Khanal (reo 03/04/2019)

VNY 2020 to be launched on Nepali New Year (ht 03/04/2019)

Tourism board seeks technical expertise for TSA (ht 02/04/2019)

Pokhara hoteliers worried as room occupancy falls, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 02/04/2019)

Over 15,000 visited Rara Lake in a year: Karnali-Rara Tourism Year campaign had targeted 100,000 visitors, by Suman Malla (rep 01/04/2019)

Tourist Police to provide services from Thamel office from mid-April: Officials say they want to make it easier for tourists to seek assistance by setting up a new all-service unit in Capital’s tourist hub, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/04/2019)

DoT raises Rs 39m through  expedition permits (ht 27/03/2019)

Hotel Central Plaza in Kohalpur joins five-star club (kp 24/03/2019)

Tourists being charged fees unfairly in Sarankot: Entrepreneurs (rep 21/03/2019)

Ensuring tourists’ safety (rep 19/03/2019)

Bhujung, a tourist destination in Lamjung, declared ‘cleanest village’, by Kisan Sangeet Nepali (rep 18/03/2019)

Holeri gears up for tourism promotion through literary festival, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 16/03/2019)

Chinese top list of tourist arrivals in February (kp 12/03/2019)

Ski training in Mustang to attract tourists, by Sushil Babu Tahakali (rep 23/02/2019)

Number of five-star hotels in Nepal reaches 12, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/02/2019)

Looking east: A strategic marketing plan is needed to tap into the outbound Chinese tourism market, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 21/02/2019)

Feasibility study of Mundhum trekking route begins (ht 21/02/2019)

Nepalis spent Rs 48b on foreign holidays (rep 20/02/2019)

Gandaki Province observing Internal Tourism Year sans preparation, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 20/02/2019)

Experts weigh pros and cons of mass tourism, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/02/2019)

Annapurna Circuit closed due to worsening weather, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 17/02/2019)

'Heaven is myth, Nepal is real' catches attention at Intl tourism meet (rep 15/02/2019)

Tourist arrivals up 25pc in January (kp 13/02/2019), Bright start to international tourist arrivals (ht 13/02/2019), Tourist arrivals up 25% in January: Nepal welcomed 91,793 foreign tourists in first month of 2019 (rep 13/02/2019)

Sustainable Tourism Development, by Chet Nath Kanel (rn 13/02/2019)

International company used lies to threaten government, private rescue agencies and hospitals in Nepal: A Post investigation shows Australia-based Traveller Assist has been using the helicopter rescue scam to market itself as the sole representative of global insurance firms, by Arpan Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 11/02/2019), Govt launches investigation into Traveller Assist (rep 11/02/2019)

(Un)making tourism: Our apathy towards the environment is harming tourism, by Geetanjali Upadhyaya (kp 10/02/2019)

Tourists stranded after snowfall (kp 08/02/2019)

Don’t overcharge foreigners: Charging foreign visitors extra makes them feel they are being cheated and Nepal’s welcome is conditional on money they can be milked for, by Marianne Heredge (rep 05/02/2019)

Escaping the ‘tourism trap’: Tourism is not always linked to development and prosperity, by Kashif Islam (kp 04/02/2019)

Tourism to be promoted in Northeast India (ht 04/02/2019)

More than 10,000 new room nights added in two years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/02/2019)

Govt initiates agro-tourism hub, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 03/02/2019)

Nepal trekking industry in damage control mode: The Tourism Ministry cracks down on fake rescues, plans to counter negative publicity, by Sharad Ojha (nt 01/02/2019)

Try visiting Nepal, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 25/01/2019)

Buddhist Circuit fixed departure tours slated to launch mid-July (kp 22/01/2019)

Tourist arrival in Bhaktapur yet to reach pre-earthquake level, by Pawan Khanal (rep 21/01/2019)

Manang’s dilemma: Pending burden, by Sashreek Shrestha (ht 18/01/2018)

Solar light powers homestay in Chitwan’s Madi, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 17/01/2019)

Rasuwa welcomed 300,000 foreign tourists in 40 years, by Himnath Devkota (rep 17/01/2019)

Excess baggage: The wave of domestic tourism has arrived - what are we doing about its implications?, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 15/01/2019)

Buddhist International Travel Mart begins in Lumbini (ht 12/01/2019)

Tourism boom abets deforestation and encroachment in Kalinchowk, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 10/01/2019)

‘Working procedure for eco-tourism soon’ (ht 09/01/2019)

Tourist arrivals cross coveted 1-million mark: The number of tourists visiting Nepal recorded a 24.77 percent growth over last year. Among the total arrivals, 969,287 individuals came by air, by Sabgam Prasain (kp 09/01/2019), Nepal receives 1.17m tourists (ht 09/01/2019)

Zip-line to attract adventure tourists to Dhulikhel ahead of Visit Nepal 2020, by Madhusudhan Guragain (kp (07/01/2019)

Tourism breathing life into dying art of pottery, by Pawan Khanal (rep 04/01/2019)

Hiking up the benefits of tourism: Trekkers receive a meaningful immersion in rural Nepal, while uplifting the local economy, by Sangmin Kim (nt 04/01/2019)

Homestays in Madi bring cheer to locals, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 03/01/2019)

Bhedetar jam-packed with tourists, by Balika Maden (rep 02/01/2019)

Hoteliers upbeat as domestic tourists descend on Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 01/01/2019)

Nepal is the new marketTravel trade entrepreneurs are excited about what the new season has to offer, and expect around 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2019 (kp 31/12/2018)

At the heart of jungle: Chitwan is the place of nature, culture and adventure. There is something here for everyone making it the prime destination for a real trip in Nepal, by Taylor Mason (rep 30/12/2018)

The Chinese are coming: Two entrepreneurs prepare for the expected influx of Chinese tourists by educating them about Nepal, by Ruixue Zhang (nt 28/12/2018)

Buddhist Travel Mart to kick off on Jan 12 (kp 26/12/2018)

14 companies show interest to operate bus service to Indian cities: DoTM officials say 10 will get permit very soon (rep 25/12/2018)

New trekking route to Kanchanjunga Base Camp explored, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 24/12/2018)

Reviving homestay in Gorkha challenging, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 23/12/2018)

Tourism, aviation minister rues poor implementation of projects (rep 22/12/2018)

Nepal may lose Indian tourists after currency restriction, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/12/2018)

Neglected foot trail of Fewa Lake, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 17/12/2018)

Work begins on walking trail from Beni Bazar to Lovely Hill (rep 17/12/2018)

Patihani attracting hospitality investment, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 16/12/2018)

Foreign tourist arrivals cross one million mark (rep 14/12/2018)

Corporate culture: Hotels must embrace it, by Deependra Singh (ht 14/12/2018)

Making adventure accessible: Tourism is not only for the able-bodied, by Obindra B Chand (kp 12/12/2018)

Khumbu Rural Municipality collects Rs 49.7 million in tourism fee, by Sikhar Jung Shrestha (rep 11/12/2018)

Accommodation fees being charged ‘illegally’ for walking to Everest, by Khumba Raj Rai (kp 10/12/2018)

Start with tourism: Nepal must take measures to control air pollution as we get close to Visit Nepal 2020, when we aim to welcome two million visitors, by Sabita Nakarmi (rep 10/12/2018)

Branding the city: A way to promote tourism, by Niharika Mathema (ht 10/12/2018)

Entrepreneurs promote Nepali tourist destinations in Kolkata, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 10/12/2018)

Trails less travelled, by Joy Stephens (nt 07/12/2018), Seti’s gorgeous gorges, by Hermann Warth (nt 7/12/2018)

More trekkers, more trees: After 35 years, environmentalist sees much positive change on the Everest Trail, by  Adam Stern (nt 30/11/2018)

Chopper scam thrives despite Nepal’s promised crackdown (kp 29/11/2018)

Ten o’clock bar on bars: Serving of liquor in restaurants to be prohibited after 10:00pm, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 28/11/2018)

Patihani, a lesser known tourist destination with unmatched beauty, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 26/11/2018)

Tourism industry lures foreign investors, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/11/2018)

Lack of quality tourists worries Pokhara entrepreneurs, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 12/11/2018) [The quality of tourists has nothing to do with the amount of money they are able to spend but with their interest in and understanding of Nepali culture and society!!]

Gorkha growing into an educational tourism hub, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 07/11/2018)

The Dynamics Of Domestic Tourism, by Kiran Dahal (rn 07/11/2018)

Mid-season hike in permit fees worries trekking operators: Trekking agencies’ association warns of protests (rep 06/11/2018)

Rasuwa brimming with Nepali tourists, by Himnath Devkota (rep 06/11/2018)

NTB approves Rs 1.71bn budget for ongoing fiscal (ht 05/11/2018)

Sikles attracting hordes of tourists, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 04/11/2018)

Government unveils list of 97 new tourist destinations (rep 02/11/2018)

Nepal sees domestic tourism boom ahead of Visit Nepal Year 2020, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 01/11/2018)

Nagarkot tourism sector slams double entry fees: Nagarkot Naldum Tourism Development Committee, says dual fees imposed on the foreign tourists has already hit the number of tourist arrivals (kp 30/10/2018)

Tourist arrivals up in Manang (ht 29/10/2018)

Annapurna foot trail sees influx of trekkers, by Siddha Raj Rai and Kisan Sangeet Nepali (rep 28/10/2018)

70 percent of guests at Sauraha hotels this season were Nepalese, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 27/10/2018)

Nepali safari-goers pack Sauraha during Dashain, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 26/10/2018)

Tourists flock to Rara Lake after monsoon, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 25/10/2018)

Domestic tourism on the rise during festive holidays, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 24/10/2018)

Kathmandu ranked fifth tourist destination of the world (rep 24/10/2018)

Nepalis have to pay entry fee to conservation areas: Nepalis will have to pay Rs100 to enter the conservation areas. SAARC nationals will now have to pay Rs1,000, while other foreign nationals will be charged Rs3,000, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 17/10/2018)

Rara Lake lacks infrastructure to lure tourists, by Zhou Shengping (kp 16/10/2018)

Over 19,000 tourists entered Nepal via Rasuwagadhi: In the entire year of 2017, around 17,620 Chinese tourists had visited Nepal, while in 2016, only 4,961 Chinese tourists had come into Nepal via Rasuwagadhi, by Himnath Devkota (rep 13/10/2018)

Imagine Nepal to explore Rara (kp 11/10/2018)

Hotels brimming with foreign tourists (rep 11/10/2018)

Lack of access hinders Shey Phoksundo's tourism, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 10/10/2018)

Online visa application kiosk installed at Rasuwagadhi immigration, by Himnath Devkota (kp 10/10/2018)

Tourist season kicks off with 34pc growth (kp 09/10/2018)

Tourism as soft power: Investing in the tourism industry will do more than just generate income, by Bhuwan Bhusal (kp 07/10/2018)

Hotel Siddhartha View gets four-star rating, 7th in the country (kp 07/10/2018)

Agitation to bar tourists entry into Annapurna region (ht 28/09/2018)

Tourism in the digital age: Time is ripe to realign the whole ecosystem of tourism industry with the new technology, by Sunil Sharma (rep 27/09/2018)

Annapurna Circuit witnesses more trekkers flowing in: ATC is known as one of the top 10 trekking routes in the world (ht 26/09/2018)

Packages abound as more Nepalis opt to travel, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 26/09/2018)

Boosting Sino-Nepali tourism: The importance of connectivity cannot be overemphasised in spurring tourism across the borders, by Gao Liang (kp 23/09/2018)

Madi homestays attracting tourists (rep 23/09/2018)

No road expansion at ABC foot trail for next 30 years, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 23/09/2018)

Lack of health facilities on trekking route hits tourists (ht 23/09/2018)

Foreign tourist arrivals surge by 18.8 percent (kp 20/09/2018), ‘Prime minister’s visit boosts tourist arrivals from China’, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 20/09/2018)

Together for tourism: Visit Nepal 2020 is going to gain fair amount of global attention. But will we be able to brand it internationally?, by Kabi Adhikari (rep 19/09/2018)

First 5-star hotel in Lumbini to start operation next month, by Binod Pariyar (rep 16/09/2018)

Menu of services along Manaslu trekking route set, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 15/09/2018)

Country’s tourism promoted in Sichuan (ht 10/09/2018)

So much to do: Tourism and Nepal are synonymous yet we fail to capitalise it fully, by Nischal Dhungel (kp 09/09/2018)

NTB fails to pass budget due to delayed verdict (kp 06/09/2018)

Nepal’s tourism moment: Tourism industry can help Nepal burnish its image abroad, emboldening its soft-power for a country with negligible hard-power, by Nishan Kafle (rep 04/09/2018)

Centre eliminates dubious emergency operators (kp 01/09/2018), Fake rescue scam: Helicopter operators question taskforce report (rep 03/09/2018)

Outbound Nepali travellers spent almost Rs 80bn (ht 31/08/2018)

Silver Heritage building casino resort in Jhapa (kp 28/08/2018)

NRB report: Tourism income grows to record Rs67b last fiscal (kp 27/08/2018), DoT sees revenues rise by 26% (rep 27/08/2018)

Deplorable road affects Nagarkot entrepreneurs: Local bussinessmen blame Shailung Construction for the sharp decline in tourist numbers, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/08/2018)

NTB’s budget in limbo over board controversy (kp 26/08/2018)

Up in the air: Bogus rescue operations are casting doubts on Nepal’s ability to attract tourists while keeping them safe and secure, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/08/2018)

If we want to bring more tourists: Why does not Nepal Tourism Board open its branch offices in major European cities to promote Nepali tourism?, by Prem Lamichhane (rep 25/08/2018)

Government to set up tourism satellite account, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 24/08/2018)

Realizing tourism dream: This is the right time for Nepal to establish the country as the world’s premier tourist destination, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (rep 23/08/2018)

Fake rescue scam: Government initiates action against guilty companies; Flight Connection Domestic alone received $22.4 million in payments from insurance companies, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 21/08/2018), Global insurers threaten to stop cover for tourists: Four hospitals Swacon International Hospital, Era Health Centre, CIWEC Hospital and Vayodha Hospitals and three helicopter companies Heli Everest, Manang Air and Air Dynasty Heli Services are being scrutinised by the government for quoting exorbitant rates and making claims against tourist insurance policies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/08/2018), Police-led search, rescue unit proposed: Local agents of international rescue, insurance companies barred from getting involved in search and rescue ops, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 23/08/2018), Ultimatum issued to end tourist rescue fraud (ht 23/08/2018)

Tourist arrivals up 18% in first seven months, entrepreneurs unimpressed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 18/08/2018), Tourist arrivals soared in July (ht 18/08/2018), Tourist arrivals in Nepal jumped 73.5 percent in July (kp 19/08/2018)

Dhunche-Gosaikunda trail reopens after 10 days, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/08/2018)

Gandaki Province to integrate all tourism fees into one, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 13/08/2018)

Forgotten backyard: Nepal’s far western region has tremendous tourism potential that remains untapped, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (kp 12/08/2018)

Tour operators, South Korea sign MoU to promote tourism ties (rep 11/08/2018), Nepal, South Korea seek to boost bilateral tourism: IIn 2017, as many as 34,000 Korean tourists visited Nepal. Currently, Korean Air operates four weekly fights between Nepal and the South Korea (kp 12/08/2018)

Mentally-disturbed tourists a headache for Tourist Police, by Diya Dhakal (rep 11/08/2018)

How Nepal can lure Chinese tourists: Language is the main barrier for Chinese tourists. Hotels in Nepal should train their staffs in basic Chinese language and culture, by Subas Chandra Dahal (rep 09/08/2018)

Trilateralism via tourism: Promote people-to-people ties, by Mani Raj Lamichhane and Biranchi Poudyal (ht 09/08/2018)

Tourists returning to Langtang in hordes, by Balram Ghimire (kp 08/08/2018)

Ambitious Plan for Tourism Sector, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 06/08/2018)

About 7,000 Chinese tourists visit Nepal via Rasuwagadhi till July, by Himnath Devkota (rep 05/08/2018)

Govt to develop 100 new tourist destinations this FY, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 04/08/2018)

Chitlang sizzles in new avatar as homestay spot, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/08/2018)

Call for turning Ratna Mandir into museum, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/08/2018)

Homestay flourishing in Namje village, by Rohit Rai (rep 01/08/2018)

Tourism industry unhappy after Casino Bill dropped: ‘The industry would not attract foreign investment without a separate Casino Act’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/08/2018)

Shakya's hotel found to have encroached upon Fewa Lake, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 01/08/2018)

Hike in vehicle rental cost to make tour packages dearer: Tourist vehicle service providers announce they will be raising rental charges from October 1 (rep 30/07/2018)

1.36m Indian tourists visited Nepal in 2017, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/07/2018)

The Tamu Trek Trail: A new hiking route retracing the heritage of the Gurung people is the new trekking destination this autumn, by Jit Gurung (nt 27/07/2018)

Ministry sets 10 milestone activities to attract Indian, Chinese tourists (rep 22/07/2018)

Nepal-India codeshare deal awaits Cabinet OK: Nepal and India signed a revised ASA in 2010 but it does not permit codesharing; The Nepali delegation led by Tourism Joint SecretarySuresh Acharya had signed the pact without getting the Cabinet’s go-ahead in December 2016 (kp 20/07/2018)

Nepal hosted 520,014 foreign tourists in H1 (kp 18/07/2018)

Dangerous development: Nepal’s tourism has seen its share of tragedies over the past years. Further tragedies will undermine development potential of new trekking destinations such as Manaslu, by Rune Bennike (rep 18/07/2018)

Province 7 awaits tourism promotion, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/07/2018)

Integrated mountain rescue centers remain limited to paper, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 16/07/2018)

Int’l airport spurs star hotel growth in Rupandehi, by Binod Pariyar (rep 15/07/2018)

Boom Time in Central Terai: Bhairawa and Lumbini are poised for more growth with the completion of a new international airport, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 13/07/2018)

NTB makes Visit Nepal 2020 pitch in Kolkata (kp 10/07/2018)

TAAN, NTB purchase rescue materials worth Rs 1 million (rep 09/07/2018)

NTB promotes Nepal in India’s key cities (kp 08/07/2018)

Spotlight on female trekking guides, by Manoj Ghartimagar (rep 08/07/2018)

Clarion call to increase tourists’ stay, spending in Nepal, by Santosh Pokharel (kp 08/07/2018)

Pilgrims’ distress: It’s time to take urgent lessons from the deaths along the Mansarovar route (kp 05/07/2018)

Jeep safaris close down for monsoon (kp 03/07/2018)

Entrepreneurs want more tourism budget for Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 03/07/2018)

Govt begins pilot of agro tourism village: The government has launched the community-based agro tourism village for the first time targeting tourists who like greenery, quiet and calm natural environment (kp 01/07/2018)

Lack of direct air connectivity stifling Sri Lanka-Nepal tourism (rep 30/06/2018)

Branding tourism: Nepal’s tourism needs government’s policy support and a brand to reap its utmost benefit, by Aditya Baral (kp 29/06/2018)

‘Unnecessary rescues’ soar in Nepal on profits from insurance payouts (kp 29/06/2018)

Gosainkunda rolls up its sleeves to boost tourism (kp 29/06/2018)

More Mustang locals into homestay business, by Sushil Babu Thakali (rep 26/06/2018)

Lalitpur adopts ‘audio-visual’ guide system (ht 25/06/2018)

Off-season closes hotels in Manasalu area, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 24/06/2018)

China to help Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign (rep 24/06/2018)

Tourist arrivals in May reach 68,825 (kp 21/06/2018), Tourist arrivals grew in May (rep 21/06/2018)

Nepal lands best travel booth award (kp 19/06/2018)

Nepal promotes VNY 2020 in Hong Kong travel fair (rep 19/06/2018)

China ups travelling charges for Kailash Manasarovar (kp 11/06/2018)

1st ever East Tourism Mart a big draw (kp 11/06/2018)

Average length of tourist stay drops to 7-year low, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 10/06/2018)

3rd Himalayan Travel Mart slated for next June (kp 09/06/2018)

Govt brings yet another policy to keep close tab on foreigners (rep 09/06/2018)

Two-year-long service charge row resolved: Tips split six ways, hotel employees will now get 72pc of the 10 percent service charge (kp 08/06/2018), Service charge dispute at hotels ends with new ‘sharing structure’, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 08/06/2018)

PATA ready to help Nepali tourism grow (ht 04/06/2018)

Budget gives Rs 730m for tourism infrastructure: Nine tourism bodies did not receive capital expenditure, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 03/06/2018)

Himalayan Travel Mart throws open its doors (kp 02/06/2018)

More Indians come to Nepal after Modi visit (rep 02/06/2018)

Visit Nepal version 3.0 targets 2 million arrivals, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/05/2018), Tourism fraternity baulk at target of two million annual tourists by 2020: Statistics show foreign tourist inflow surged by less than 250,000 in the last seven years, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 01/07/2018)

Budget fails to excite tourism sector (rep 30/05/2018)

Messy road greets tourists: Authorities ‘unaware’ of the muddy street in Thamel, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/05/2018)

Almost half of foreign tourists in 2017 hailed from five countries (ht 29/05/2018)

Changunarayan witnessing fewer tourists (ht 28/05/2018)

Religious tourism: After Modi visit, Janaki Temple charms Indian tourists, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 24/05/2018)

Nepal loses service trade surplus (ht 24/05/2018)

PATA elects Joshi as Chairman of Destination (kp 23/05/2018)

Investment pouring in Itahari's hospitality sector, by Amar Khadka (rep 21/05/2018)

Tourist arrivals grow 11 percent in April (kp 18/05/2018)

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra likely to see record numbers, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 16/05/2018)

Himalayan Travel Mart slated to open in June (kp 15/05/2018)

It takes two to tango: The private sector leads tourism, but the government plays a key role in promoting it, by Aditya Baral (kp 14/05/2018)

Modi’s visit could boost religious tourism, entrepreneurs say, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/05/2018)

Domestic tourists seek thrill of bungee jumping, by Anish Tiwari (kp 11/05/2018)

For a few dollars more: You cannot sell Nepal if the first and last impression is so bad, by Ted Atkins (nt 11/05/2018)

Wild and deadly, by Yuvaraj Shrestha (nt 11/05/2018)

Riding above the haze: Mountain biking with a mask is better than no exercise at all, by Tyler McMahon (nt 11/05/2018)

Nepal showcases local cuisines to lure tourists (kp 08/05/2018), Delicious destinations: Gastronomy tourism is flourishing globally, and Nepal is attempting to catch up, by Sunil Sharma (kp 09/05/2018)

Nepali cooking show to be live streamed today (kp 07/05/2018)

NRB expands definition of 'tourism' for lending (rep 01/05/2018)

Trekking entrepreneurs propose promoting Dolpo as 'Ambassador Trail' (rep 29/04/2018)

‘Nepal should target tourists from MENA’: MENA could provide a huge boost to arrival numbers and improve the fortunes of Nepal’s tourism industry if NTB organises more tourism promotion events in the Middle east and place higher priority on digital promotion (kp 28/04/2018)

One million rupees paid in compensation for porter’s death during trekking expedition (ht 28/04/2018)

Government readying DPR of a model tourist destination in each province (ht 27/04/2018)

‘Natural Nepal’ promoted in Mid-East (ht 27/04/2018)

Bihawar tourism fair from April 28 (ht 26/04/2018)

GVA growth in hotel, restaurant sector to reach 9.77 percent: CBS (rep 26/04/2018)

Safer Himalayas: Measures must be put in place to ensure the safety of visitors and local guides in the mountains of Nepal, by Anustha Shrestha (kp 24/04/2018)

‘MoCTCA working to bring in 1.5m tourists’ (ht 21/04/2018)

Seven five-star hotels under construction complete EIA, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/04/2018)

Tourist arrivals surge by 14.2 per cent (ht 17/04/2018)

Home stay facilities in Lamjung luring tourists (ht 17/04/2018)

Oli to open Karnali Rara Tourism Year (kp 14/04/2018)

Into the heart of once forbidden realm, by Anita Bhuju (rep 14/04/2018)

China overtakes India as top source country for tourists, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/04/2018)

RKTY visitors to be put up in villages (ht 13/04/2018)

Go take a hike: The Mardi Trek is so wild you don't want to brag about once it is over so it remains that way, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 13/04/2018)

Airport construction triggers hotel boom in Rupandehi, by Amrita Anamol (kp 12/04/2018)

Govt to identify more than 100 tourist destinations (ht 12/04/2018)

Promoting tourism: We must broaden scope, by Pramod Nepal (ht 11/04/2018)

Khaptad tourism body’s funding cut off due to irregularities, by Mohan Shahi (kp 08/04/2018)

Rara Lake visitors to be housed in villages, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 08/04/23018)

‘Tourists go missing as they ignore regulations’, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 08/04/2018)

Khumbu sees more tourists (ht 07/04/2018)

'Rs 17 billion new investment in tourism in 2017', by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 02/04/2018)

Chitwan National Park tourist inflow up 7.5pc: Data shows 95,357 foreign and local tourists visited the wildlife park in the first eight months this year (kp 01/04/2018)

Logo and slogan unveiled for Karnali-Rara Tourism Year, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 01/04/2018), Lack of facilities likely to mar Karnali Rara Tourism Year, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 07/04/2018)

Disabled-friendly trekking route constructed in Kaski (ht 01/04/2018), Asia’s first accessible trail opens in Pokhara: NTB built the trail to  attract a strong segment  of accessible tourists’  population (kp 02/04/2018)

Clipped wings: As tourism grows globally, infrastructure bottleneck could stunt growth of Nepal’s major industry (kp 30/03/2018)

MoCTCA to unveil 100-day action plan today (ht 30/03/2018), TourMin issues100-day plan to revitalise tourism, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/03/2018)

More tourists visiting Chitwan National Park (ht 29/03/2018)

Travel, tourism pumps Rs195b into economy, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/03/2018)

Korea Tours and Trekking Operator Association of Nepal formed to boost tourist arrivals (ht 28/03/2018)

Entrepreneurs in Nepal, India seek joint cooperation for tourism promotion, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/03/2018)

Call to open ancient foot trail of Queen Mayadevi, by Manoj Paudel (kp 24/03/2018)

Hoteliers seek proper infrastructure (ht 23/03/2018)

Government urges entrepreneurs to diversify tourism products, services (ht 22/03/2018)

Target of 1.5 million foreign tourists by 2020 is gettable: Stakeholders, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 22/03/2018)

Chandragiri safe for tourists: Tourism Minister (rep 22/03/2018)

Call to construct tourist bus park near Thamel (kp 20/03/2018)

Planned Buddhist Circuit tour remains on paper, by Manoj Paudel (kp 20/03/2018)

Trekking route explored in Pokhara’s periphery, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 20/03/2018)

Adventure tourism expo on March 23 (kp 19/03/2018)

Nepal’s tourism sector to suffer due to bad publicity from aircraft crash (rep 17/03/2018)

Rara-Karnali Visit Year to be observed to attract tourists (ht 12/03/2018), Province 6 announces Rara-Karnali Visit Year (kp 23/03/2018)

Entrepreneurs worried at low tourist spending, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/03/2018)

Entrepreneurs urge government to separate area for rafting, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 10/03/2018)

Adventure tourism activities in the Annapurna Conservation Area yet to be recognized, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 09/03/2018)

Cultural laws, policies to be amended in spirit of federalism (rep 07/03/2018)

Buddha's home town Kapilvastu awaits pilgrims, visitors, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 06/03/2018)

Water tourism brings cheer to Sindhupalchok, by Anish Tiwari (kp 04/03/2018)

Pokhara to launch first trekking trail for differently-abled people (kp 03/03/2018)

Jungle safari to go live at Banke Nat’l park, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 02/03/2018)

Rs 210 million from tourism royalties lies stagnant in Solukhumbu, by Radha Dhungana (rep 28/02/2018)

Traffic jam: Tourism sector could replace floundering remittance, provided infrastructure matches aspirations (kp 23/02/2018)

Tea tourism: Promoting Nepali product, by Youbaraj Gautam (ht 21/02/2018)

'Tourism contributed Rs 91b to GDP in 2017', by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 21/02/2018)

Lumbini turning into a pit stop: Hoteliers are losing out on customers with tourists returning in haste (ht 20/02/2018)

Tourist arrivals: Inbound flight bookings for April exceed 70 percent (kp 19/02/2018)

18,000 Chinese tourists entered Nepal via Rasuwagadhi in 2017, by Himnath Devkota (kp 19/02/2018)

40k Chinese tourists expected during Chinese New Year (kp 16/02/2018)

Valley hotels net record profits in 2017: Arrivals to Nepal hit a new record in 2017, resulting in hotel occupancy rate at an average of 65 percent (kp 15/02/2018), Tourism receipts up 27 percent to Rs 34 billion (rep 15/02/2018)

Service in Chinese for Chinese tourists at TIA, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 14/02/2018)

Number of group trekkers increasing, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 10/02/2018)

Winter tour packages in Rara Lake flop for lack of snow: Rara Lake has remained deserted for the last two months because of the winter cold, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 05/02/2018)

Record 27k trekkers visit Annapurna via Lamjung, by Aash Gurung (kp 04/02/2018)

Annapurna region welcomed record 158,600 trekkers in 2017 (rep 01/02/2018)

Chitwan National Park witnesses less tourists this fiscal (ht 29/01/2018), Despite bad road, floods, CNP sees surge in visitor numbers, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 30/01/2018)

Jungle safari operators demand regulations (ht 28/01/2018)

Local hotels, traders fleecing tourists in Simbhanjyang (ht 28/01/2018)

Need of tourist policing in all provinces stressed (ht 27/01/2018)

Nepal to host accessible tourism meet in March (kp 22/01/2018)

Tourism income hits Rs29.32b in five months (kp 20/01/2018)

Travel traders design Lumbini tour packages, by Amrita Anmol (kp 18/01/2018)

Water canyoning in Parbat to attract tourists, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 17/01/2018)

Ban on elephant safari will kill business, say operators, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/01/2018)

All proposals for agri-tourism grant disqualified: Vegetables Development Directorate publishing notice for proposals again, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 16/01/2018)

Jeep safari to cement Patihani as tourism spot, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 14/01/2018)

Lumbini saw more than 1.55m tourists in 2017, by Amrita Anmol (kp 13/01/2018)

Re-imagining tourism: Nepal is not land-locked, but land-linked, with untapped potential for Indian, Chinese and domestic Nepali tourism, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 12/01/2018)

Search on for new trekking route to Kahphuche glacial lake (ht 11/01/2018)

Ski competition to be organized in October (rep 11/01/2018)

Three hotels awarded 4-star rating by Tourism Department, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/01/2018)

Minimum requirements relaxed for star hotels outside Valley (kp 02/01/2018)

Tourist arrival breaks the record of 2012, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 02/01/2018), Arrivals hit new high but fall short of 1 million target: The Nepal Tourism Board has claimed that tourist arrivals crossed the  1.05 million mark in 2017, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/01/2018), Nepal welcomed record 940,000 visitors in 2017 (rep 04/01/2018)

2017 a satisfactory year for tourism, say entrepreneurs, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 01/01/2017)

Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’: Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatment, by Pete Pattison (kp 30/12/2017)

Nepal again fails to draw in one million tourists, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/12/2017)

Home-stay in Bhimdattanagar attracting tourists (ht 29/12/2017)

Tourist Information Centre opens in Dhulikhel, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 28/12/2017)

Outbound Nepalis spend more than foreign visitors to Nepal (ht 26/12/2017)

Various trekking routes constructed in Mustang (ht 26/12/2017)

Bhaktapur attracts most tourists among Ktm Valley’s Durbar Squares, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 26/12/2017)

Khumbu rural municipality collects Rs 40 million in tourist entrance fee: 22,000 tourists enter the region in less than three months, by Radha Dhungana (rep 24/12/2017)

Adventure tourism: Nepal’s potentials, by Pravat Adhikari (ht 19/12/2017)

17 applications received for agri tourism grant (rep 19/12/2017)

Buoyed by election results, tourism aims for 5 million arrivals (kp 15/12/2017) [??]

Mayors of three tourism destinations unveil plan for tourism development (rep 14/12/2017)

Tourism growth spurs hotel expansion spree, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/12/2017)

No takers for govt's agro-tourism promotion grant, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 11/12/2017)

Homestay promotional programme launched, by Aas Gurung (kp 06/12/2017)

Hotels in remote areas witness brisk business (ht 06/12/2017)

Homestay service: Chitlang folk earning up to Rs100k a month, by Pratap Bista (kp 05/12/2017)

Way to do it: We need to develop Buddha’s birthplace in such a way that visitors can be engaged intellectually and emotionally, by Rajendra P. Adhikari (rep 04/12/2017)

Lost in my own land, by Swasti Gautam (rep 01/12/2017)

Tiger Palace Resort gets 5-star rating (kp 30/11/2017)

The footfall at the ABC is estimated to hit record high 50,000 tourists  next year. But is it ready, or capable, of entertaining such numbers?, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/11/2017)

Will Nepal be able to meet its goal of drawing million visitors this year? Security concerns related to the upcoming elections could be a dampener, say tourism entrepreneurs, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/11/2017)

Eco and agro tourism gains steam in Ilam, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 25/11/2017)

Strangers in our own land: From the first day of the trek, we felt like unwelcomed guests at a party. Even guides and porters seemed annoyed with Nepali tourists, by Sandeep Poudyal (rep 21/11/2017)

Nepal as a Dharma destination: Tourism can help promote and preserve traditional practices like  shamanism. But to do so, traditions need to keep evolving and expanding to remain accessible to those who come seeking it, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 18/11/2017)

Country-specific tourism marketing plan prepared (kp 18/11/2017)

Nepal on track to hit magic figure of 1 million arrivals, by Sangam Prasain  (kp 16/11/2017), Breaking records: Nepali tourism sector may well be on track to attract 2.5m tourists by 2025 (kp 17/11/2017) [But the airpot is not!]

Local govts defy centre’s order on ‘tourism fee’ (kp 08/11/2017) [It is bad for tourism if the central government is not willing to understand constitution and federal principles!]

Tourism secy hopeful of early resolution of tourist tax collection dispute (rep 30/10/2017)

The mountains are calling, but not you: On being treated as a second-class tourist in your own country, by Shreya Paudel (kp 28/10/2017)

Investments pour into booming resort sector: estimates show that hoteliers have injected more than Rs7 billion into Chitwan’s  hospitality industry, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 27/10/2017)

Bojhini: A new favorite retreat in Changunarayan, by Krishna KC (ht 26/10/2017)

Gyrocopters set to take  tourism to new heights, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 25/10/2017)

Chitlang makes a comeback as tourist destination, by Pratap Bista (kp 24/10/2017)

MoFALD, MoFA consult over resource-sharing, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/10/2017)

Tiger Tops Hotel brings innovation to jungle safari (ht 16/10/2017)

High-way: With the opening of the Besisahar- Chame Sadak, Manang is witnessing an unprecedented boom in tourism, but concerns over safety continue to loom large, by Bhim Ghimire and Aash Gurung (kp 14/10/2017)

Tourism festival begins at Annapurna base camp (ht 13/10/2017)

Shey-Phoksundo may soon become a bus park, rather than a national park: Shey-Phoksundo is used by outsiders and even the government mainly for revenue extraction rather than conservation, by Tsiring Lama (nt 13/10/2017), Stairway to heaven: Make a once-in-lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred landscape of Phoksundo Lake, by Kunda Dixit (nt 13/10/2017)

Selling Nepal on the Net: Digital marketing of Nepal’s tourism is replacing traditional advertising, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 13/10/2017)

ACAP allowing lodges on Annapurna BC trail to add rooms: Trekkers sleeping on floors, corridors in lack of rooms, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 11/10/2017)

Destination Nepal: With proper planning, investment and adequate infrastructure, domestic tourism can work wonders for the country, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 08/10/2017)

Star hotels slash room rates (ht 08/10/2017)

Chinese man fined Rs 25,000 for using drone (kp 07/10/2017)

Domestic tourists visiting Manang make most out of Dashain break (rep 07/10/2017)

CAAN brings new rules for paragliding companies: Asks companies to operate flights only between 10 am and 3:30 pm, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 07/10/2017)

Alternative trail to Tilicho Lake now open for trekkers, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 06/10/2017)

Tourism in Langtang on the upswing, by Balram Ghimire (kp 06/10/2017)

Raze, retrofit or rebuild? Instead of tearing down damaged Rana-era buildings, turn them into heritage hotels to give tourism a boost, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 06/10/2017)

Pokhara brimming with domestic tourists, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 05/10/2017)

Tourist standard hotels record tepid business during Dashain this year (ht 05/10/2017)

Rural municipality starts collecting tourism fee in Everest region, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 05/10/2017)

Call to attract Indian and Chinese tourists to Nepal (ht 26/09/2017)

Baglung benefits from Muktinath tourism, by Prakash Baral (kp 24/09/2017)

Chinese tourism promoted in Nepal (ht 21/09/2017)

Paradigms of tourism: Nepal is not developing as it should to capture its true tourism potential, by Aditya Baral (kp 19/09/2017)

Ban on travel business lifted in Annapurna, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 19/09/2017)

Nepal participates in PATA Travel Mart 2017 (ht 19/09/2017)

Hotels could accommodate 1.6m tourists by 2020 (ht 18/09/2017)

Additional fee for foreigners in Khumbu: Opinion divided on the issue of rural municipality’s fee (ht 17/09/2017), Act locally: The constitution enables the local government to collect local taxes such as property tax, land revenue tax and tourism promotion fee for sustainability (ht 18/09/2017) [This is absolutely correct, but Nepal should avoid double taxation of tourists since the country depends on them! So, pleade stop the taxation on the central lever under the federal structure!], Experts call for constitutional clarity on tourism tax, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 19/09/2017)

Annapurna trek draws tourists in droves (kp 14/09/2017), Annapurna Circuit bustling with a surge in tourists, by Nabin Lamichhane (rep 14/09/2017)

Tourist spending decreases despite increase in arrivals; Cut-throat competition among hotels behind low tourist expenditures: Entrepreneurs, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/09/2017)

‘Visit Nepal Year’ planned for 2020 (ht 11/09/2017)

NTB proposes record Rs1.35b budget for 2017-18 (kp 10/09/2017)

Buddhist pilgrims return to Lumbini after floods: Before the floods, 600 tourists used to enter nepal daily. in september, pilgrims particularly from thailand,south Korea, Vietnam and China visit the birthplace of Buddha, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 09/09/2017)

Community development: Role of tourism, by Reshu Bashyal (ht 05/09/2017)

Sarangkot: A place for thrill in monsoon, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 05/09/2017)

Number of women trek guides on rising trend, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 04/09/2017)

Fulbari Resort closed due to labour dispute, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 02/09/2017)

Exporters may have to sell 20pc goods in local market (kp 02/09/2017)

Tiger Palace casino resort slated to open on September 15: The casino aims to provide expanded gaming opportunities to customers from the growing Indian, Chinese and Bangladeshi markets (kp 31/08/2017)

Hello Doctor service to be launched in Everest region (kp 29/08/2017)

Tourism in Lumbini plunges after floods, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/08/2017)

62 tourists gone missing in five years: Srtatus of 51 still unknown, by Khilak Budhathoki (rep 27/08/2017)

Tourism earnings hit record Rs58.52b last fiscal year (kp 25/08/2017)

Nepalis spent Rs 80 billion on travel last fiscal year (ht 24/08/2017)

Hotel occupancy drops as visitors stay away (ht 24/08/3027)

After flood fury, Sauraha struggles to get back on its feet, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/08/2017)

Visit Nepal Year put off due to rebuilding delays, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/08/2017)

Sauraha hotels preparing to resume operation, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 16/08/2017)

Flood leaves tourists stranded in Sauraha, by Bimal Khatiwada and Shiva Puri (kp 14/08/2017), Normalcy returns to Sauraha: It may take some more time for tourists to return to famous jungle safari destination, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 15/08/2017)

Nepal tourism excited by prospect of boom year (kp 13/08/2017)

Annapurna Trekking Circuit turning risky for tourists due to landslips (ht 12/08/2017)

Govt body says no permit given for Shakya’s Fewa resort, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 11/08/2017)

Jomsom in the off-season: Don’t let the rains deter you from visiting Mustang in the monsoon, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 11/08/2017)

Langtang sees tourist numbers rebound, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 05/08/2017)

Himalayan Travel Mart to be organised every year (ht 03/08/2017)

Tourist inflow via air sees exponential growth: Arrivals this year expected to surpass the previous record of 803,000 set in 2012, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/08/2017)

Tourism potential of Budhinanda region remains unexplored, by Krishna Oli (rep 02/08/2017)

Tourism development to be prioritised at local level: DPM Mahara (ht 01/08/2017)

Nepalmandal campaigners call for developing Kathmandu Valley into a cultural city (rep 01/08/2017)

Elephant-back safaris stopped, by Nabin Poudel (kp 29/07/2017)

Chitwan tourism seeks new route for travel, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/07/2017)

Poor road condition hits Chitwan tourism, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 21/07/2017), Chitwan hotels’ road to recovery literally blocked by landslides, construction, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 21/07/2017)

Hanumandhoka entry fee hiked for tourists (ht 20/07/2017)

Floods, landslips deal blow to tourism in Pokhara (ht 18/07/2017)

Activists launch campaign to transform city into tourist hub (ht 13/07/2017)

Tourist spending jumps 41.9pc: Yet country’s services trade  surplus of the country is  gradually narrowing (kp 12/07/2017)

New monetary policy allowing hotels to exchange foreign currency welcomed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/07/2017)

New hotels worry old players, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/07/2017)

Tourist-standard hotel thrives in Taplejung (kp 09/07/2017)

Tatopani border closure has its toll on Pokhara tourism, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 09/07/2017)

India grants double entry e-visa facility to foreign tourists : With the double-entry benefits, tourists coming India can visit Nepal and can return to India within the stipulated time (kp 09/07/2017)

First meeting of Network of BIMSTEC Tour Operators ends (ht 08/07/2017)

Fortunate karma: Buddhist tourism can be a path to our prosperity because of the presence of the holy site of Lumbini in Nepal, by Atindra Dahal (kp 07/07/2017)

Promotion of Nepal’s tourism in South Asian region sought (ht 05/07/2017)

Tour operators call for good transport services: Travel traders from Pokhara are currently in Patna to conduct the sixth edition of the ‘Go Pokhara’ campaign organised by the Paschimanchal Hotel Association and the NTB in the Indian city, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 04/07/2017)

Arabian guests, new attraction for Pokhara's hospitality industry, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 04/07/2017)

Soaring Indian arrivals boost Pokhara tourism, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/07/2017)

Surkhet's first homestay to welcome guests from October, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 30/06/2017)

Tourism in Everest thrives on animal abuse, by Neeraj Chandra Roy (rep 30/06/2017)

Tourism promotion campaign in neighbouring cities of India (ht 29/06/2017)

Manang brimming with tourists even in off-season, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 29/06/2017)

Chandragiri emerging as a major tourist destination (kp 24/06/2017)

Paraglider numbers jumped twofold to 19k last year (kp 24/06/2017)

KMC Mayor’s 101-point plan: Tourism entrepreneurs not impressed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 24/06/2017)

Govt drafts immigration strategic plan (ht 22/06/2017)

Investment booming in Pokhara hospitality (kp 01/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

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