Himalayan Travel Mart to kick off from June 1

Pacific Asia Travel Associ-ation (Pata) Nepal Chapter has said it will hold the Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 in Kathmandu from June 1. The four-day event aims at redefining adventure tourism and establishing Nepal as gateway to the Himalaya. It will bring together foreign buyers and tourism professionals from various tourist generating countries. Prior to the

Chinese delegation visits Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR: A visiting Chinese delegation including Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Zhang Mao, today visited the historic town of Bhaktapur. The five-member delegation had arrived here to pay a visit to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Pottery Square, the Nyatpol (five-storey) Temple and other sites here, enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage list.

Rebuilding Ranipokhari: Unesco urges authorities to follow norms

Unesco has expressed serious concerns about inappropriate rebuilding of historic structures, in particular Ranipokhari in Kathmandu. “In a letter to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the Department of Archaeology (DoA) last week, Unesco had expressed its concerns about the inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari,” the UN’s cultural agency said in a statement. “Such practice raises

Has Oscar Munoz Been Successful at Improving United Airlines?

Oscar Munoz has had a rough first year at the helm of United Airlines, but some of his moves have brought about positive change for the once-ailing legacy carrier. Is it safe to say that United is now on the right track to regaining its former glory? A difficult start Munoz’s predecessor, Jeff Smisek, had

China assures Nepal of ‘high level visit’ this year

China has assured the visiting Nepali delegation of a ‘high level visit’ this year by a top Chinese leader, without divulging the name. The assurance came on the sidelines of the ongoing foreign-secretary level talks for reviewing developments in bilateral relations. A four-member delegation led by Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi is in Beijing to

Bhaktapur ends tragic year on optimistic note

Apr, 2016- When Bhaktapur opened up for tourists after last April’s earthquake on June 12, only 20 tourists visited the ancient city in the first month, recalls Damodar Suwal, the local tourist information officer. It was a difficult period for the residents who, still shaken by one of the worst calamities in the country’s history, were

UK Prince Harry in Nepal to ‘shine a spotlight’ on Nepalis’ resilience

British Prince Harry, who arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday on his first tour of Nepal, has said he hopes to “shine a spotlight” on resilience of Nepali people recovering from last year’s devastating earthquakes. Quakes in April and May last year killed nearly 9,000 people, injured more than 20,000 and rendered hundreds of thousands of

Britain’s Prince Harry to visit Nepal, tour quake-hit areas

  When Britain’s Prince Harry visits Nepal this weekend, ordinary people hope his tour of earthquake-hit areas will draw attention to the country’s struggle to recover from last year’s disaster. Rebuilding is slow, and tens of thousands remain homeless. “Hopefully when a big prince comes to these alleys and the world’s media will see how

KMC to reconstruct Yamaleshwor Temple of Ranipokhari

Kathmandu Metropolitan City is all set to start the renovation of Yamaleshwor Temple located in the middle of Ranipokhari in Kathmandu. The KMC officials said they have planned to complete the renovation by the next year’s Bhai Tika festival. The temple, which remains off limits for public for most part of the year is only

First batch of Chinese tourists get free visas

Nepal has formally implemented the on-arrival visa fee-free policy for Chinese tourists.The first batch of the Chinese mainland tourists received the free on-arrival travel visa at the Consulate General of Nepal in Lhasa in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, on January 1.The new policy is only applicable to tourist visas.On December 25, the government had