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  • Tourism is growing despite terror fears

    Sept.24,Worldwide, people’s desire to travel remains unabated, despite terror attacks and political unrest. However, the geopolitical crises around the globe are influencing destination choices. Following attacks in Turkey and Egypt, the world’s most popular destination, Spain, has now been affected. Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the target chosen by the attackers, is a popular tourist attraction. While North Africa and Turkey in particular have experienced a dramatic decline in bookings due to terror attacks, the effects on the tourism industry...

    Dashain shopping spree: What’s in the market?

    Sept.22,Warm rays of the sun infiltrate through intermittent cloudscapes and kite-flying breezes come into the first chills of winter as most of Nepal’s Hindus prepare for Dashain, the country’s longest and most auspicious festival, which is connected with history, mythology and culture. This 15-day festival takes place in the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar and Goddess Durga gets revered in our households for the entire 15 days of waxing moon. Besides, families relentlessly open up their hearts, and...

    Government to decide on Kathmandu-Terai Fast Track’s DPR soon

    Kathmandu, Sept 20 (RSS): The government has said that it was giving its final decision on detailed project report (DPR) of Kathamndu- Terai/ Madhesh Fast Track, the development project of national pride, soon. It may be noted Prime Minister recently instructed the Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Defence Minister, Chief Secretary, Army Chief and other authorities concerned to finalise the project’s DPR as soon as possible so as to pave the way for the project implementation. In a meeting...

    Resort in operation on way to Rani Mahal

    Palpa, Sept 20 (RSS): Here’s good news for visitors to the Rani Mahal, a popular tourist spot in the district. A resort has come into operation at Gaighat, Bagnaskali rural municipality-8, four kilometres ahead of the Rani Mahal. The Rani Mahal is a historic palace monument close to the Kali Gandaki river here. It is also known as Nepal’s ‘Taj Mahal’. The Dew Camping Resort has opened at Gaighat which is expected to benefit the tourists visiting the Rani...

    Energy Minister off to China to discuss hydropower issues

    Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS):Energy Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi today left for China on a four-day official visit aims to hold bilateral and multilateral discussions about issues of Chinese investment in Nepal’s hydropower sector. According to the Minister’s Secretariat, he is scheduled to hold talks with the Chinese side on the issues of Chinese contractors’ failing to complete Nepal-based hydropower projects on time. Likewise, discussions with the authorities concerned about the matter of instantly commencing the construction of West Seti...

    KAYAK reveals the next 10 destinations to visit before the masses

    Sept.19,Singapore – Repeatedly travelling to your all-time favorite destinations is like never stepping out of your comfort zone. Instead of fighting your way through the crowds of tourists in the ‘most-instagrammable’ places, how about switching your attention to some less-talked-about destinations before everybody else catches on? KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has analysed data from millions of searches to gain insights into its users’ interests and where they are heading. With its release of the KAYAK ‘Better-Now-Than-Later’...

    The 13th International Travel Expo – Ho Chi Minh City 2017

    Sept.18,The 13th International Travel Expo – Ho Chi Minh City 2017 (ITE – HCMC 2017) organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, VINEXAD Trade Fair and Informa Exhibitions and supported by Ministry of Tourism Kingdom of Cambodia, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Lao PDR, Ministry of Hotels & Tourism of Myanmar and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Kingdom of Thailand. With the theme “Your gateway to tourism in Asia“, the 13th ITEHCMC 2017 is one...

    Business Traveler Awards 2017 names Bangkok Best Leisure Destination in Asia Pacific

    Sept 18,Bangkok – The Business Traveler Awards 2017 named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure Destination in the Asia Pacific’ for the second straight year, marking a record sixth time Thailand’s capital city has received this prestigious international accolade. Ms. Sarima Chindamat, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office, was on hand to receive the award from the magazine’s representative, Mr. Willian Tang Tat Chi, a Hong Kong-born veteran fashion designer, at a ceremonial luncheon that took place on 8 September in Hong...

    Buddha Air begins flights to Bharatpur and Bhairahawa from Pokhara

    Pokhara, Sept 15: Buddha Air has started its direct flights to Bharatpur and Bhairahawa from Pokhara from today. The private airline company’s first flight to Bharatpur took off at 10 this morning from Pokhara while another aircraft flew to Bhairahawa at 11:22 am, according to Buddha Air’s Station Manager, Gautam Baral. The aircraft would take around 15 minutes to reach Bharatpur while it takes around 17 minutes for Bhairahawa, shared Station Manager Baral. The one-way ticket for Bharatpur from...

    2017 Shanghai Tourism Festival Floats Parade brings excitement to the city

    SEP 14,SHANGHAI – The annual autumn Shanghai Tourism Festivalis being held in Shanghai this September. The Floats Parade moved along bustling Huaihai Road on the evening of September 10. World Style, Silk Road Friendship Along the 2.2-kilometer parade route, 25 floats in a wide range of unusual and interesting shapes drifted by at a leisurely pace. The huge tire at the front from Shanghai Phoenix Import & Export was one of the most eye-catching, standing in for the company’s ongoing...

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