Rasuwa hotels begin keeping records of tourists

Rasuwa, April 1 : Rasuwa-based hotels have started keeping records of tourists visiting various tourist destinations like Langtang and Gosainkunda. The move aims to provide security to tourists visiting the district, and under it, information like where a tourist is headed, and which way he or she uses will be documented, said Chief of the District Police Office Sharat Kumar Thapa Chhetri. This will help launch an immediate rescue in case of a tourist being stranded, he added. Likewise,...

Kathmandu city to launch free wifi service at heritage sites

Kathmandu, April 1 Kathmandu Metropolitan City says it will launch the free wifi service at various heritage sites of Kathmandu including Hanumandhoka Durba Square, Pashupatinath area, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balaju and Shankhapark. The KMC and internet service provider WorldLink signed an agreement to launch the service today. KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and the company’s director Bijaya Kumar Jalan signed the contract. The company will provide free wifi service on its own expenses within next two months now....

TAAN Concludes Thamel Cleaning and Awareness Campaign

Kathmandu, April 1: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized Thamel cleaning and awareness campaign on 31st March 2018. The Chief Guest Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the campaign. With the slogan, “Clean Environment for Sustainable Tourism”,   TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal welcoming all the participants at the campaign said that Cleaning Thamel area is the starting campaigns initiated by TAAN that will continue in other different tourism destinations and heritage sites including Dhaulagiri Himalaya Region. Speaking on the...

Nepal hosts International Conference on Accessible Adventure 2018

Kathmandu, March 31: Approximately 100 participants from Asia, USA, Europe and Nepal attended the International Conference on Accessible Adventure 2018 on March 29, 2018 in Pokhara, Nepal. Photo: Sharu Bishwakarma The three day conference will bring together international best practice in inclusive tourism for seniors and travellers with disabilities. The conference intends to lead to improved tourism infrastructure, facilities and services and provide new opportunities for people with mobility challenges for employment and experiencing Nepal’s tourism wonders. The discussions...

Department of Industry approves construction of 5 starred hotels within 8 months

Kathmandu, March 28: The Department of Industry has given permission for the construction of 5 starred hotels across the country, to a total investment of Rs. 10 billion and 65 million. The permissions for the construction of these hotels were given within a period of 8 months.   Prabhakar Shumsher Rana is investing Rs. 5 billion and 417 million to construct a 60 bedroom hotel at Kalimati. The hotel will also feature a restaurant capable of accommodating 125 people....

UNESCO to continue its cooperation to Nepal

  Kathmandu, March 29 : The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been playing crucial role towards pushing educational advancement and preserving the cultural heritages during 20 years of its partnership with Nepal. Addressing a reception hosted by UNESCO Representative Christian Manhart here on Wednesday evening to celebrate 20 years of its collaboration, Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel lauded the UN agency role in preserving and exploring cultural heritages of Nepal. He also...

PM to address nation from Rara Lake in New Year

Kathmandu, March 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is to address the nation from Rara Lake on the day of Nepali New Year, Baisakh 1 (14 April). Prime Minister Oli said this while inaugurating the seventh general convention of General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GFONT) here today. The Prime Minster informed that he would turn up to the Rara Lake to inaugurate the ‘Tourism Year-2075’ to be organized by the Karnali Province during when he would address the...

Govt to establish tourism and hotel management institutions in all provinces: Minister Adhikari

Kathmandu,March 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Tuesday stated that the Government was preparing to upgrade the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) into a university. Photo: Shiva Adhikari Speaking at a programme organized on the occasion of 45th anniversary of NATHM here in Kathmandu, Minister Adhikari said that the Ministry was working to establish such institutions in all provinces aimed at producing skilled human resource in the sector. He further stressed on...

Seto Machhindranath drawing devotees

Kathmandu, March 28: A large number of people have gathered in Lagantole of Kathmandu to pay obeisance to Seto Machhindranath. The chariot procession carrying the statute of Machhindranath, revered as rain god, arrived in Lagantole on Tuesday evening. Since then, a large number of people are coming for a darshan of Seto Machhindranath. The chariot procession began from Tindhara pathshala premises on Sunday. And it has reached Lagantole after passing through Ason and Hanumandhoka on Monday. It is traditionally...

Domestic and foreign tourists clean up Sauraha

Ratnanagar, March 28 : Local conservationists were joined by domestic as well as foreign tourists to clean up the protected zone in and around Sauraha of Ratnanagar, Chitwan. Solid waste in the Dhungrekhola area, which falls under the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, was cleaned up on Tuesday. Tourists from various districts in Nepal as well from Germany, England, France and the US join the noble act. Stating that waste management was essential to maintain the nature and...

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