Tourism across Caribbean struggles following Hurricane Irma impact

Sep 11 The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has released its latest assessment of the impact of Hurricane Irma, reporting widespread disruption across the region. Among the worst hit was the island of Barbuda with its approximately 1,800 residents. The destination was severely impacted by the hurricane which passed directly over the small island, resulting in one

Flights in Tenzing-Hillary Airport disrupted for 8 days

SOLUKHUMBU, August 16: Flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu district have been disrupted for the past eight days, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded. The adverse weather is reasoned for the disruption of the flights operation at the airport. Thick fog has shrouded the airport area for the past eight days following

Four reasons why Shey-Phoksundo is the best place to avoid monsoon

  10,August There are many lakes in Nepal that have captured the imagination of travellers, both domestic and international. Among the lakes, Shey-Phoksundo has a unique place in the hearts of travellers. Many globetrotters added the lake, situated at an altitude of 3,660 m, to their bucket list after the success of Eric Valli’s Caravan. Many

CIAA to probe Phewa Lake encroachment

August 9, 2017 After reports of increasing encroachment in Phewa Lake came out in mainstream media of late, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has launched an investigation into the case, report Nagarik and Republica. The anti-corruption constitutional body recently wrote a letter to the Phewa Lake Conservation and Management Office under Pokhara-Lekhanath Municipality asking

Half of Americans plan to use sharing economy services for summer travel in 2017

7 August RICHMOND, VA. – The popularity of the sharing economy for summer travel booking has tripled within two years, with 50 percent of travelers likely (26 percent very/ 25 percent somewhat) to use services like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb this year compared to 36 percent in 2016 and 17 percent in 2015, according to the third annual Allianz Travel Insurance

Over 400 cadres quit Chand-led CPN

Aug 6, 2017- Over 400 cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal quit the party on Sunday. Organising a press meet at Rafat Sanchar Club in the Capital, some 450 cadres of the party announced they were leaving the party. They blamed the party of taking part in directionless movement. Speaking at the

Nepali Embassy in Switzerland organises destination promotion programme

  Kathmandu, July 5: The Embassy of Nepal in association with the NRNA, Switzerland held a destination promotion programme in Bern last Saturday, under the theme, ‘Mountains: Connecting Cultures and Peoples’. The Guest of honour of the occasion, Mr. Johannes Matyassy, Chief of Asia and the Pacific Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland, inaugurated

Mountain guide missing in Dhaulagiri

One guide has gone missing since Sunday evening while returning after scaling Dhaulagiri Peak. The missing is Angnima Sherpa, 30, of Chaurikharka-3 of Solukhumbu district. Sherpa had gone missing from Dhaulagiri base. According to DSP Basundhara Khadka, a helicopter has been mobilized in course of searching for Khadka. Sherpa had led 14-member mountaineering team from

Govt awards Chinese contractor to develop Budhigandaki Project

The government has decided to award contract to develop Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project to Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) of China. The Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday approved in principle the Energy Ministry’s proposal to let the Chinese company build the 1200 MW storage type project under engineering, procurement, construction and finance model.ek  

Rani Pokhari to be cleaned up

The Rani Pokhari, located in the heart of the capital city, will undergo a cleanup with the completion of the relocation of the fishes found in the pond. On Tuesday, the work of relocating the fishes of the Rani Pokhari to Kamal Pokhari had started and now the pond will be cleaned up, said Kathmandu

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