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  • Sunil Shakya elected president of PATA Nepal chapter

    Kathmandu, Dec 15 : The 41st general meeting of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal chapter has elected its new working committee with Sunil Shakya as president. Similarly, Suman Pandey has been elected the immediate-past president, Nepal Tourism Board CEO Deepak Raj Joshi the first vice-president, Nepal Airlines Corporation’s Corporate Director Janak Raj Kalakheti the vice-president, Bibhuti Chandra Thakur the general secretary and Shiva Prasad Dhakal the treasurer of the new working committee. They were all elected unopposed....

    Qatar Airways to launch direct flights between Kathmandu and St Petersburg

    Kathmandu, December 12 Qatar Airways says it will launch direct flights between Kathmandu and St Petersburg, the second biggest city of Russia, from next week. The announcement was made at a function organised in Kathmandu recently in the presence of Russian Ambassador to Nepal Аndrey Sergeyevich Budnikand and Qatar Airways Nepal Country Manager Jay Prakash Nair. Speaking at the function, Ambassador Budnikand hoped that Russian mountaineers, trekkers and sports enthusiast could come to Nepal in a big way making the...

    Japanese team in town to plant Sakura

    Kathmandu, Dec 5 : A Japanese team of older persons has arrived here in connection with planting Sakura, the Japanese national flower. The Sakura is taken as a symbol of peace. The Japanese are planting their national flower in 35 cities in 23 countries to spread the message of peace, brotherhood and prosperity in the world. As many as 200 Sakura plants, each one and half feet tall, are to be planted at the National Martyrs Memorial Park at...

    Preferred Hotels & Resorts 25 new additions includes 8 in Asia

    Nov24:Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 25 new member hotels and resorts across eight countries between August and October 2017. From beachfronts in Hawaii to culture and traditions of Rajasthan, India – travellers can now enjoy #ThePreferredLife in even more destinations while staying at distinctive independent properties around the world. Executive vice president of Preferred Hotels & Resorts  in Asia Pacific, David Spooner (pictured) said, “As we move towards our 50th Anniversary celebrations next year, we are...

    COP-23: Climate change poses extra threats to people and ecosystem

    Bonn (Germany), Nov 17 (RSS): Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has said climate change has been continuously posing additional threats to people and ecosystems in the country though Nepal emits negligible amount of global greenhouse gases. Addressing the High Level Segment of UNFCCC’s COP 23 taking place in Bonn of Germany on Thursday, Minister Chaudhary noted that Nepal has expressed its strong commitment and put initiatives to addressing the accelerated threats of climate change despite limited resources...

    Agreement for collaboration in conservation of Himalayan region

    Bonn, Germany, Nov 16 : The countries of the Hindukush Himalaya region and supporting organizations have agreed to work in collaboration to mitigate the risk the increasing snow melting taking place in the region due to climate change impact is posing to the inhabitants and the biodiversity of the region. The representatives from different organizations and the countries of the region reached this consent in the high level side event the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) hosted...

    Nepal condemns missile attack in Riyadh airport

    Kathmandu, Nov 9 : Nepal has strongly deplored the missile attack carried out Wednesday on the Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia, calling it a ‘senseless action’ perpetrated by whomsoever. “Nepal denounces violence and terrorism in all its forms and manifestation”, reads a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here today.

    Air New Zealand showcases digital human for customer service

    Oct 23:Sophie the digital human was available for guests at the North American launch of Air New Zealand’s new global marketing campaign A Better Way to Fly. Her emotional intelligence and responsiveness allowed her to answer questions about New Zealand as a tourist destination and the airline’s products and services. The Soul Machines technology behind Sophie uses neural networks and brain models to create a cloud-based Human Computing Engine. Sophie underwent specific ‘training’ prior to the LA launch including...

    Setouchi Tourism Authority’s clever UK strategy

    Oct 13,Created as a new tourism body in 2016 — one year on from Prince William’s successful state visit and meeting with Prince Naruhito — Setouchi Tourism Authority, is the largest Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) in Japan and the first to oversee multiple prefectures. The appointment of Black Diamond is the first time the DMO has launched in the UK. Encompassing the Seto Inland Sea Region of Japan, the area west of Kyoto includes seven prefectures (Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima,...

    300 Nepalis to participate in 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

    Kathmandu, Oct 11 (RSS): A total of 300 Nepali youths have been selected to participate in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students to be held from 14 to 22 October in Sochi city of Russia. Around 20,000 youths from 150 countries are attending the festival, according to the Russian Embassy in Nepal. Half of the Nepali participants have left for Russia today, and others will fly tomorrow, informed Ramesh Silwal, who leads the participants’ team. The participants...

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