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Nepal is in the midst of hotel building spree. But will the touri…

KATHMANDU — Nepal's hotel industry is once again on a building spree. At least a dozen five-star hotels are under construction across the country, fueled by optimism that the Visit Nepal 2020 will draw two million tourists and that growth will continue in the years ahead. According to industry insiders, more than Rs45 billion (P20.2 billion) has... Read more

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Press Release Condemnation from LNBDS (UK) on Destruction of Budd…

It is a matter of serious concern for all of us in the UK to know that some anti-social elements in Nepal destroyed five large statues of the Buddha in Siddhartha Raj Marg, constructed by Tilotama municipality Zone 5 on the road to Lumbini, at midnight on 1 Shrawan 2076 (17 July 2019). Nepal is known in world as the birthplace of the Buddha and Ne... Read more

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Qatar backs Nepal's 2020 initiative to attract tourists

Qatar will support the Visit Nepal 2020 initiative that aims to attract 2mn foreign tourists to the Himalayan country, Qatar's ambassador to Nepal Yousuf bin Mohamed al-Hail has said. "Nepal enjoys a wide range of natural tourist attractions. I support the Visit Nepal 2020 initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviatio... Read more

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Running, at Age 72, from England to Nepal

"In Germany in the forest, I came across a guy lying on the path and it was quite obvious he was dying. He absolutely had nothing and he was crying and unhappy. I didn't know what to do because I was not in touch with anybody, as my phone wasn't working ... I held him, I held him for about an hour, he was beyond help and he just died in my arms."... Read more

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Nepal's new tourism minister faces a slew of challenges, especial…

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Yogesh Bhattarai will need to retool civil aviation while also ensuring that Visit Nepal 2020 takes off without a hitch. Nepal's tourism industry is at a crossroads. Tourist arrivals hit a record 1.17 million in 2018, with nearly 300,000 going trekking. Five new five-star hotels have been built... Read more

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Trio warm up for Nepal charity trek

A TRIO of intrepid women are warming up for the trek of a lifetime to aid Huntly-based charity Himalayan Initiatives. Charity trekkers Debbie Haefner and Jane Lockyer, both from Huntly, and Liz Mackay, from Kemnay, will be cooking up a fundraising pancake tea in the garden at Cluny, on Huntly's Victoria Road, this weekend to boost funds for their ... Read more

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