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  • Chinese tourists to Ireland expected to more than double by 2025

    BEIJING, May 9 :  The number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland could reach 175,000 in 2025, more than double that in 2017, according to Tourism Ireland. About 70,000 Chinese visitors went to Ireland last year, up about 15 percent year on year, according to Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland. “China is one of Ireland’s fastest growing tourism source markets, and the growth rate is likely to double in the near future,” he added. Gibbons made the remarks...

    Air pollution increases crime in cities – here’s how

    The impact of air pollution on human health is well-documented. We know that exposure to high levels of air pollutants raises the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But there is growing evidence to suggest that air pollution does not just affect our health – it affects our behaviour too. Lead was removed from petrol in the USA in the 1970s in response to concerns that vehicle emissions could be contributing to behavioural...

    Air France shares in tailspin after CEO quits

    PARIS, May 8 (AFP) – Air France shares went into a tailspin on the Paris stock exchange on Monday after the resignation of the strike-hit company’s CEO. Air France-KLM boss Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his resignation Friday after staff at the carrier’s French operations rejected a pay deal aimed at ending months of walkouts.Janaillac, who had been in the post for under two years and staked his future at the company on staff accepting the deal, deplored their decision as...

    Tourists increase in Kaligandaki River for rafting

    Kathmandu, May 07: Kaligandaki River is emerging as the preferred destination for rafting among the national and international tourists. The number of tourists is increasing in Kaligandaki due to rafting business, said Tek Bahadur Magar. After the end of winter season, there is increase in arrival of tourists from mid-March. As the Kaligandaki River is preferred for family trips, it is also known as Family River. Due to less flow of water in the river it is preferred by...

    High alert in Mustang for Modi’s visit

    Thini, Mustang, May 7 : High security alert has been exercised in Mustang, targeting the upcoming visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Security check has been tightened in the border points with Tibet Autonomous Region of China including Nechung of the district and in Ghansa of Myagdi. Meanwhile, the personal details of the guests staying at various hotels and lodges in Mustang are being documented. Security agencies are holding daily meeting to expedite necessary security-related preparations, Deputy Superintendent...

    Chinese company studying possibility of Kerung-Kathmandu railway

    Kathmandu,May 6:China Railway First Survey Design Institute Group will conduct feasibility study for Keyrung-Kathmandu railway. The company has been selected after an agreement between officials of the two countries in Beijing last week to conduct feasibility study for the railway line, according to Communication Officer at the Department of Railways Prakash Bhakta Upadhyay. “The company will come soon for study. The Chinese side will bear all the expenses for this study. The company will submit the report by August,”...

    Minister vows to resume Jiri airport’s operation

    Charikot, May 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, on Wednesday said he would take steps as part an effort to bring the Jiri airport back into operation. Minister Adhikari made the remark while on a visit to Jiri, a tourist hotspot on Dolakha. The Minister also inaugurated a school building constructed by a non – governmental organization in Kharidhunga of Dolakha. Minister Adhikari noted that Jiri remained ‘ a really beautiful and attractive tourist destination’...

    A committee formed to seek alternative airport near Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,May 2:The government has formed a 6-member committee to choose suitable place for the construction of an alternative airport near Kathmandu Valley. Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister  Ravindra Adhikari has formed a 6-member committee under the coordination of Engineer Kamal Kumar KC from the ministerial decision. Other members are Dhruvadas Bhochhiibhoya, director of the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority and Baburam Poudel, Deputy Directorate Suburban Upadhyay and Sitaram Bhandari and Nal Vikram Thapa in the member secretary of the Authority. Before...

    Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Super Wi-Fi’ High Speed Broadband On Its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 Fleet

    Qatar Airways is the first carrier from the MENA region to provide advanced high-speed Wi-Fi to its passengers across the globe DOHA, Qatar May 02:–Qatar Airways passengers can now experience ‘Super Wi-Fi’ high-speed broadband connectivity using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation technology. The broadband service is being progressively rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways’ young fleet. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the MENA region to have invested in the technology to provide this...

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