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Nepal travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Around Kathmandu Valley are Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple with resident monkeys; Boudhanath, a massive Buddhist stupa; Hindu temples and cremation grounds at Pashupatinath; and the medieval city of Bhaktapur.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal with new Kathmandu hotel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 17:35

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues growth in sub-Indian continent with launch of Ramada Encore by Wyndham brand Read More

New India-Nepal Travel Bubble

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 12, 2020 20:30

Continuing its efforts to boost air connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new India-Nepal travel bubble has been added to India's network under air travel bubble agreements. The Himalayan nation ... Read More

Chinese aviation regulator suspends two international flights over COVID-19 cases

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 14, 2020 00:49

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced today a one-week suspension of the Bangladeshi US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Guangzhou flight and the Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Chongqing flight after some airline passengers on ... Read More

Former Nepal Tourism Board CEO is now a hero

editor editor- November 10, 2020 20:07

Deepak Joshi was awarded the tourism hero status today by the World Tourism Network. Today he shared his passion for Nepal, his view on the US election, and has a ... Read More

COVID-19 depression? How Travel to Nepal could help

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2020 15:16

Tourism to Nepal can mean a lot more than climbing Mout Everest in Nepal. One out of three people in the United States experiencing mental issues during the ongoing COVID-19 ... Read More

Nepal celebrates World Tourism Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2020 13:21

The 41st World Tourism Day 2020 is being observed with the slogan "Tourism and Rural Development" emphasizing on the tourism sector's huge potentiality of steering the economic development to bridge ... Read More

Hotels, restaurants, tourism and trekking businesses re-opening in Pokhara

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020 07:46

Pokhara Tourism Council, the umbrella organization of the institutions working for the development, promotion and protection of tourism in Pokhara, welcomes the decision of the Government of Nepal for allowing ... Read More

Nepal will resume international air service on September 1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 22, 2020 18:59

Nepali government spokesperson and Minister for Finance and Communication Yubaraj Khatiwada announced today that the government of Nepal has decided to resume scheduled international flights from September 1 after nearly ... Read More

6.3 Earthquake Shook Nepal and China

editor editor- July 22, 2020 20:50

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal and China when it happened in Western Xizang at 20:07:19 UTC at a depth of 10.0 km. The quake took place in an uninhabited ... Read More

Nepal launches interaction program on drafting guideline for tourism-related provision in monetary policy

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020 19:05

An interaction program was organized by Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation in coordination with Nepal Tourism Board to discuss the drafting of the operational guidelines for the ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board participates in PATA Dream to Travel festival

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 13, 2020 00:44

Nepal Tourism Board NTB has participated in Dream to Travel Festival, launched by The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The festival that will run for four weeks is an online event ... Read More

German Travel Warnings for Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Namibia challenged

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 11, 2020 06:45

In Germany, two tour operators specialists in travel to Africa have filed a legal action at the Berlin Administrative Court for a temporary injunction to have the German Foreign Office's ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to enter Nepal and Bhutan, expands in India

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020 15:46

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts today unveiled plans to open its first hotels in Nepal and Bhutan, while also announcing the recent opening of the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dwarka—the first ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board Government plan to survive COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2020 05:27

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has made three major recommendations to the Government of Nepal for the survival of Nepal’s Tourism Industry during and post COVID 19. These major recommendations highlight: ... Read More

Nepal hosts a global meeting of Toastmasters during the lockdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 2, 2020 20:45

A global meeting of Toastmasters was successfully hosted by Nepal on the 28th of April. There were participants from 12 countries with 173 participants, it truly became an important MICE ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board: Taking forward Indo-Nepal Tourism after COVID-19 crisis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2020 19:31

Dr. Dhananjay Regmi-Chief Executive Officer, Nepal Tourism Board had a virtual meeting on 30th April 2020 with India’s leading Travel Trade Associations’ Presidents to discuss on the possible way forward ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Board rescued 1721 tourists

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2020 06:44

Currently, Nepal only has 6 known cases of Coronavirus. One person recovered and no one died. Nepal was one of the first countries in the region to stop tourism and ... Read More

Coronavirus is catching up with Mount Everest, but only on the Chinese side

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020 19:26

Coronavirus Operators running expeditions on the Chinese north side of Mount Everest were notified today that China has canceled all permits for the spring season due to the coronavirus, according ... Read More

Visit Nepal 2020: No more visa on arrival for Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, S. Korea, China, Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2020 12:48

This year is the Visit Nepal 2020 year. Tourism is a big business in Nepal. Coronavirus is the biggest threat to this business. Just 5 days ago eTurboNews organized the ... Read More

Coronavirus cured in 8 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020 01:25

What travel destinations are safe from Coronavirus?The virus had put a noticeable dent on the travel industry, even though most countries in the world have no cases of the virus. ... Read More

Nepal Awards: Best Stall Award at OTM Mumbai

editor editor- February 7, 2020 00:15

Nepal Tourism Board along with 19 private companies participated at Outbound Tourism Market (OTM) Mumbai from February 3-5 with special focus on Visit Nepal Year 2020. Adding to Nepal Awards, ... Read More

Nepal shows tourism flag in Istanbul

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2020 02:16

The 24th edition of East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT), held at Istanbul Turkey between 30 January 2020 and 2 February 2020 ended with fruitful business networking sessions ... Read More

Nepal Tourism under new CEO leadership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 29, 2020 18:36

The Nepal Tourism Board has a new CEO. Deepak Joshi gave the helm to Mr. Dhananjay Regmi as the new chief executive officer of NTB. The board meeting on January ... Read More

How to survive an avalanche?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020 05:56

If you see an avalanche coming your way think about five immediate things you can do to give yourself the best chance of surviving. When traveling to Nepal and are ... Read More

Who will be the next CEO for Nepal Tourism Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020 22:28

Deepak Raj Joshi, the Current Chief Executive Officer of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) ws unable to make it among the top three candidates to secure his renewed assignment as ... Read More

Nepalese Global Tourism Resilience Centre to be Opened in April 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2020 19:30

The Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says April 2020 is the date earmarked to officially open the Satellite Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre in Nepal. The announcement ... Read More

How Jamaica and Nepal Tourism take a lead in Global Resilience?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2020 22:25

The Global tourism ministerial conclave today in Kathmandu Nepal had Crisis management and Global Resilience on the top of its agenda. Deepak Raj Joshi, the CEO of the Nepal Tourism ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Establish Nepal Tourism Resilience Centre

editor editor- December 27, 2019 20:39

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has announced that the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) will, on January 1, 2020, conclude discussions for a Memorandum of Understanding ... Read More

A good reason why Nepal’s second International Airport is close to Buddha’s birthplace

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2019 08:43

Nepal has been the receiver of new investments in tourism infrastructure such as hotels, which in turn is expected to spur employment generation in a country described as one of ... Read More

Taste of Nepal at Foodtrex London

editor editor- November 12, 2019 01:39

The participation Taste of Nepal at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 at ExCel, London concluded successfully on November 6, 2019. The fair was led by the Nepal Tourism Board ... Read More

Visit Nepal Year 2020: The bigger tourism picture for Nepal Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 30, 2019 07:53

Indians and Chinese tourists should look at Nepal as a destination. Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat has targeted increasing tourist arrivals from neighboring India and China by 100,000 each in ... Read More

Nepal Tourism: Set for 6th NewBiz Conclave & Awards

editor editor- September 27, 2019 01:42

All preparations are completed for the NewBiz Conclave & Awards program being held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Kathmandu’s Soaltee Crowne Plaza. The event this year is coinciding with ... Read More

Desperate mayday by American climber injured on Mount Himlung in Nepal

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2019 08:01

Global Rescue moved into action at 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) after receiving a mayday call conferenced in by friends of American researcher Dr. John All. Climbing on a remote Himalayan ... Read More

Yeti Airlines passenger plane skids off the runway at Kathmandu airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 13, 2019 01:17

Nepalese Yeti Airlines plane with 69 people onboard, skidded off the runway at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Friday morning, according to local authorities. All passengers and crew members ... Read More

Nepal Tourism: Wooing India travelers

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 8, 2019 23:55

Much is happening in Nepal, the Himalayan nation, be it a new brand logo, with an attractive red bindi round ball, new infrastructure and connectivity projects, or focus on experiential ... Read More

Cross border tourism promoted in India

editor editor- June 25, 2019 02:43

Realizing the untapped potential of cross border tourism, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with HAN Chitwan and HAN Siddharthanagar who led a group of 21 travel trade companies of ... Read More

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