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Dhunche-Gosaikunda trail reopens after 10 days, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/08/2018)

Gandaki Province to integrate all tourism fees into one, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 13/08/2018)

Forgotten backyard: Nepal’s far western region has tremendous tourism potential that remains untapped, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (kp 12/08/2018)

Tour operators, South Korea sign MoU to promote tourism ties (rep 11/08/2018), Nepal, South Korea seek to boost bilateral tourism: IIn 2017, as many as 34,000 Korean tourists visited Nepal. Currently, Korean Air operates four weekly fights between Nepal and the South Korea (kp 12/08/2018)

Mentally-disturbed tourists a headache for Tourist Police, by Diya Dhakal (rep 11/08/2018)

How Nepal can lure Chinese tourists: Language is the main barrier for Chinese tourists. Hotels in Nepal should train their staffs in basic Chinese language and culture, by Subas Chandra Dahal (rep 09/08/2018)

Trilateralism via tourism: Promote people-to-people ties, by Mani Raj Lamichhane and Biranchi Poudyal (ht 09/08/2018)

Tourists returning to Langtang in hordes, by Balram Ghimire (kp 08/08/2018)

Ambitious Plan for Tourism Sector, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 06/08/2018)

About 7,000 Chinese tourists visit Nepal via Rasuwagadhi till July, by Himnath Devkota (rep 05/08/2018)

Govt to develop 100 new tourist destinations this FY, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 04/08/2018)

Chitlang sizzles in new avatar as homestay spot, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/08/2018)

Call for turning Ratna Mandir into museum, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/08/2018)

Homestay flourishing in Namje village, by Rohit Rai (rep 01/08/2018)

Tourism industry unhappy after Casino Bill dropped: ‘The industry would not attract foreign investment without a separate Casino Act’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/08/2018)

Shakya's hotel found to have encroached upon Fewa Lake, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 01/08/2018)

Hike in vehicle rental cost to make tour packages dearer: Tourist vehicle service providers announce they will be raising rental charges from October 1 (rep 30/07/2018)

1.36m Indian tourists visited Nepal in 2017, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/07/2018)

The Tamu Trek Trail: A new hiking route retracing the heritage of the Gurung people is the new trekking destination this autumn, by Jit Gurung (nt 27/07/2018)

Ministry sets 10 milestone activities to attract Indian, Chinese tourists (rep 22/07/2018)

Nepal-India codeshare deal awaits Cabinet OK: Nepal and India signed a revised ASA in 2010 but it does not permit codesharing; The Nepali delegation led by Tourism Joint SecretarySuresh Acharya had signed the pact without getting the Cabinet’s go-ahead in December 2016 (kp 20/07/2018)

Nepal hosted 520,014 foreign tourists in H1 (kp 18/07/2018)

Dangerous development: Nepal’s tourism has seen its share of tragedies over the past years. Further tragedies will undermine development potential of new trekking destinations such as Manaslu, by Rune Bennike (rep 18/07/2018)

Province 7 awaits tourism promotion, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/07/2018)

Integrated mountain rescue centers remain limited to paper, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 16/07/2018)

Int’l airport spurs star hotel growth in Rupandehi, by Binod Pariyar (rep 15/07/2018)

Boom Time in Central Terai: Bhairawa and Lumbini are poised for more growth with the completion of a new international airport, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 13/07/2018)

NTB makes Visit Nepal 2020 pitch in Kolkata (kp 10/07/2018)

TAAN, NTB purchase rescue materials worth Rs 1 million (rep 09/07/2018)

NTB promotes Nepal in India’s key cities (kp 08/07/2018)

Spotlight on female trekking guides, by Manoj Ghartimagar (rep 08/07/2018)

Clarion call to increase tourists’ stay, spending in Nepal, by Santosh Pokharel (kp 08/07/2018)

Pilgrims’ distress: It’s time to take urgent lessons from the deaths along the Mansarovar route (kp 05/07/2018)

Jeep safaris close down for monsoon (kp 03/07/2018)

Entrepreneurs want more tourism budget for Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 03/07/2018)

Govt begins pilot of agro tourism village: The government has launched the community-based agro tourism village for the first time targeting tourists who like greenery, quiet and calm natural environment (kp 01/07/2018)

Lack of direct air connectivity stifling Sri Lanka-Nepal tourism (rep 30/06/2018)

Branding tourism: Nepal’s tourism needs government’s policy support and a brand to reap its utmost benefit, by Aditya Baral (kp 29/06/2018)

‘Unnecessary rescues’ soar in Nepal on profits from insurance payouts (kp 29/06/2018)

Gosainkunda rolls up its sleeves to boost tourism (kp 29/06/2018)

More Mustang locals into homestay business, by Sushil Babu Thakali (rep 26/06/2018)

Lalitpur adopts ‘audio-visual’ guide system (ht 25/06/2018)

Off-season closes hotels in Manasalu area, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 24/06/2018)

China to help Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign (rep 24/06/2018)

Tourist arrivals in May reach 68,825 (kp 21/06/2018), Tourist arrivals grew in May (rep 21/06/2018)

Nepal lands best travel booth award (kp 19/06/2018)

Nepal promotes VNY 2020 in Hong Kong travel fair (rep 19/06/2018)

China ups travelling charges for Kailash Manasarovar (kp 11/06/2018)

1st ever East Tourism Mart a big draw (kp 11/06/2018)

Average length of tourist stay drops to 7-year low, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 10/06/2018)

3rd Himalayan Travel Mart slated for next June (kp 09/06/2018)

Govt brings yet another policy to keep close tab on foreigners (rep 09/06/2018)

Two-year-long service charge row resolved: Tips split six ways, hotel employees will now get 72pc of the 10 percent service charge (kp 08/06/2018), Service charge dispute at hotels ends with new ‘sharing structure’, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 08/06/2018)

PATA ready to help Nepali tourism grow (ht 04/06/2018)

Budget gives Rs 730m for tourism infrastructure: Nine tourism bodies did not receive capital expenditure, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 03/06/2018)

Himalayan Travel Mart throws open its doors (kp 02/06/2018)

More Indians come to Nepal after Modi visit (rep 02/06/2018)

Visit Nepal version 3.0 targets 2 million arrivals, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/05/2018), Tourism fraternity baulk at target of two million annual tourists by 2020: Statistics show foreign tourist inflow surged by less than 250,000 in the last seven years, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 01/07/2018)

Budget fails to excite tourism sector (rep 30/05/2018)

Messy road greets tourists: Authorities ‘unaware’ of the muddy street in Thamel, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/05/2018)

Almost half of foreign tourists in 2017 hailed from five countries (ht 29/05/2018)

Changunarayan witnessing fewer tourists (ht 28/05/2018)

Religious tourism: After Modi visit, Janaki Temple charms Indian tourists, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 24/05/2018)

Nepal loses service trade surplus (ht 24/05/2018)

PATA elects Joshi as Chairman of Destination (kp 23/05/2018)

Investment pouring in Itahari's hospitality sector, by Amar Khadka (rep 21/05/2018)

Tourist arrivals grow 11 percent in April (kp 18/05/2018)

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra likely to see record numbers, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 16/05/2018)

Himalayan Travel Mart slated to open in June (kp 15/05/2018)

It takes two to tango: The private sector leads tourism, but the government plays a key role in promoting it, by Aditya Baral (kp 14/05/2018)

Modi’s visit could boost religious tourism, entrepreneurs say, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/05/2018)

Domestic tourists seek thrill of bungee jumping, by Anish Tiwari (kp 11/05/2018)

For a few dollars more: You cannot sell Nepal if the first and last impression is so bad, by Ted Atkins (nt 11/05/2018)

Wild and deadly, by Yuvaraj Shrestha (nt 11/05/2018)

Riding above the haze: Mountain biking with a mask is better than no exercise at all, by Tyler McMahon (nt 11/05/2018)

Nepal showcases local cuisines to lure tourists (kp 08/05/2018), Delicious destinations: Gastronomy tourism is flourishing globally, and Nepal is attempting to catch up, by Sunil Sharma (kp 09/05/2018)

Nepali cooking show to be live streamed today (kp 07/05/2018)

NRB expands definition of 'tourism' for lending (rep 01/05/2018)

Trekking entrepreneurs propose promoting Dolpo as 'Ambassador Trail' (rep 29/04/2018)

‘Nepal should target tourists from MENA’: MENA could provide a huge boost to arrival numbers and improve the fortunes of Nepal’s tourism industry if NTB organises more tourism promotion events in the Middle east and place higher priority on digital promotion (kp 28/04/2018)

One million rupees paid in compensation for porter’s death during trekking expedition (ht 28/04/2018)

Government readying DPR of a model tourist destination in each province (ht 27/04/2018)

‘Natural Nepal’ promoted in Mid-East (ht 27/04/2018)

Bihawar tourism fair from April 28 (ht 26/04/2018)

GVA growth in hotel, restaurant sector to reach 9.77 percent: CBS (rep 26/04/2018)

Safer Himalayas: Measures must be put in place to ensure the safety of visitors and local guides in the mountains of Nepal, by Anustha Shrestha (kp 24/04/2018)

‘MoCTCA working to bring in 1.5m tourists’ (ht 21/04/2018)

Seven five-star hotels under construction complete EIA, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/04/2018)

Tourist arrivals surge by 14.2 per cent (ht 17/04/2018)

Home stay facilities in Lamjung luring tourists (ht 17/04/2018)

Oli to open Karnali Rara Tourism Year (kp 14/04/2018)

Into the heart of once forbidden realm, by Anita Bhuju (rep 14/04/2018)

China overtakes India as top source country for tourists, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/04/2018)

RKTY visitors to be put up in villages (ht 13/04/2018)

Go take a hike: The Mardi Trek is so wild you don't want to brag about once it is over so it remains that way, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 13/04/2018)

Airport construction triggers hotel boom in Rupandehi, by Amrita Anamol (kp 12/04/2018)

Govt to identify more than 100 tourist destinations (ht 12/04/2018)

Promoting tourism: We must broaden scope, by Pramod Nepal (ht 11/04/2018)

Khaptad tourism body’s funding cut off due to irregularities, by Mohan Shahi (kp 08/04/2018)

Rara Lake visitors to be housed in villages, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 08/04/23018)

‘Tourists go missing as they ignore regulations’, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 08/04/2018)

Khumbu sees more tourists (ht 07/04/2018)

'Rs 17 billion new investment in tourism in 2017', by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 02/04/2018)

Chitwan National Park tourist inflow up 7.5pc: Data shows 95,357 foreign and local tourists visited the wildlife park in the first eight months this year (kp 01/04/2018)

Logo and slogan unveiled for Karnali-Rara Tourism Year, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 01/04/2018), Lack of facilities likely to mar Karnali Rara Tourism Year, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 07/04/2018)

Disabled-friendly trekking route constructed in Kaski (ht 01/04/2018), Asia’s first accessible trail opens in Pokhara: NTB built the trail to  attract a strong segment  of accessible tourists’  population (kp 02/04/2018)

Clipped wings: As tourism grows globally, infrastructure bottleneck could stunt growth of Nepal’s major industry (kp 30/03/2018)

MoCTCA to unveil 100-day action plan today (ht 30/03/2018), TourMin issues100-day plan to revitalise tourism, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/03/2018)

More tourists visiting Chitwan National Park (ht 29/03/2018)

Travel, tourism pumps Rs195b into economy, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/03/2018)

Korea Tours and Trekking Operator Association of Nepal formed to boost tourist arrivals (ht 28/03/2018)

Entrepreneurs in Nepal, India seek joint cooperation for tourism promotion, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/03/2018)

Call to open ancient foot trail of Queen Mayadevi, by Manoj Paudel (kp 24/03/2018)

Hoteliers seek proper infrastructure (ht 23/03/2018)

Government urges entrepreneurs to diversify tourism products, services (ht 22/03/2018)

Target of 1.5 million foreign tourists by 2020 is gettable: Stakeholders, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 22/03/2018)

Chandragiri safe for tourists: Tourism Minister (rep 22/03/2018)

Call to construct tourist bus park near Thamel (kp 20/03/2018)

Planned Buddhist Circuit tour remains on paper, by Manoj Paudel (kp 20/03/2018)

Trekking route explored in Pokhara’s periphery, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 20/03/2018)

Adventure tourism expo on March 23 (kp 19/03/2018)

Nepal’s tourism sector to suffer due to bad publicity from aircraft crash (rep 17/03/2018)

Rara-Karnali Visit Year to be observed to attract tourists (ht 12/03/2018), Province 6 announces Rara-Karnali Visit Year (kp 23/03/2018)

Entrepreneurs worried at low tourist spending, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/03/2018)

Entrepreneurs urge government to separate area for rafting, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 10/03/2018)

Adventure tourism activities in the Annapurna Conservation Area yet to be recognized, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 09/03/2018)

Cultural laws, policies to be amended in spirit of federalism (rep 07/03/2018)

Buddha's home town Kapilvastu awaits pilgrims, visitors, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 06/03/2018)

Water tourism brings cheer to Sindhupalchok, by Anish Tiwari (kp 04/03/2018)

Pokhara to launch first trekking trail for differently-abled people (kp 03/03/2018)

Jungle safari to go live at Banke Nat’l park, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 02/03/2018)

Rs 210 million from tourism royalties lies stagnant in Solukhumbu, by Radha Dhungana (rep 28/02/2018)

Traffic jam: Tourism sector could replace floundering remittance, provided infrastructure matches aspirations (kp 23/02/2018)

Tea tourism: Promoting Nepali product, by Youbaraj Gautam (ht 21/02/2018)

'Tourism contributed Rs 91b to GDP in 2017', by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 21/02/2018)

Lumbini turning into a pit stop: Hoteliers are losing out on customers with tourists returning in haste (ht 20/02/2018)

Tourist arrivals: Inbound flight bookings for April exceed 70 percent (kp 19/02/2018)

18,000 Chinese tourists entered Nepal via Rasuwagadhi in 2017, by Himnath Devkota (kp 19/02/2018)

40k Chinese tourists expected during Chinese New Year (kp 16/02/2018)

Valley hotels net record profits in 2017: Arrivals to Nepal hit a new record in 2017, resulting in hotel occupancy rate at an average of 65 percent (kp 15/02/2018), Tourism receipts up 27 percent to Rs 34 billion (rep 15/02/2018)

Service in Chinese for Chinese tourists at TIA, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 14/02/2018)

Number of group trekkers increasing, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 10/02/2018)

Winter tour packages in Rara Lake flop for lack of snow: Rara Lake has remained deserted for the last two months because of the winter cold, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 05/02/2018)

Record 27k trekkers visit Annapurna via Lamjung, by Aash Gurung (kp 04/02/2018)

Annapurna region welcomed record 158,600 trekkers in 2017 (rep 01/02/2018)

Chitwan National Park witnesses less tourists this fiscal (ht 29/01/2018), Despite bad road, floods, CNP sees surge in visitor numbers, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 30/01/2018)

Jungle safari operators demand regulations (ht 28/01/2018)

Local hotels, traders fleecing tourists in Simbhanjyang (ht 28/01/2018)

Need of tourist policing in all provinces stressed (ht 27/01/2018)

Nepal to host accessible tourism meet in March (kp 22/01/2018)

Tourism income hits Rs29.32b in five months (kp 20/01/2018)

Travel traders design Lumbini tour packages, by Amrita Anmol (kp 18/01/2018)

Water canyoning in Parbat to attract tourists, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 17/01/2018)

Ban on elephant safari will kill business, say operators, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/01/2018)

All proposals for agri-tourism grant disqualified: Vegetables Development Directorate publishing notice for proposals again, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 16/01/2018)

Jeep safari to cement Patihani as tourism spot, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 14/01/2018)

Lumbini saw more than 1.55m tourists in 2017, by Amrita Anmol (kp 13/01/2018)

Re-imagining tourism: Nepal is not land-locked, but land-linked, with untapped potential for Indian, Chinese and domestic Nepali tourism, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 12/01/2018)

Search on for new trekking route to Kahphuche glacial lake (ht 11/01/2018)

Ski competition to be organized in October (rep 11/01/2018)

Three hotels awarded 4-star rating by Tourism Department, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/01/2018)

Minimum requirements relaxed for star hotels outside Valley (kp 02/01/2018)

Tourist arrival breaks the record of 2012, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 02/01/2018), Arrivals hit new high but fall short of 1 million target: The Nepal Tourism Board has claimed that tourist arrivals crossed the  1.05 million mark in 2017, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/01/2018), Nepal welcomed record 940,000 visitors in 2017 (rep 04/01/2018)

2017 a satisfactory year for tourism, say entrepreneurs, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 01/01/2017)

Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’: Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatment, by Pete Pattison (kp 30/12/2017)

Nepal again fails to draw in one million tourists, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/12/2017)

Home-stay in Bhimdattanagar attracting tourists (ht 29/12/2017)

Tourist Information Centre opens in Dhulikhel, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 28/12/2017)

Outbound Nepalis spend more than foreign visitors to Nepal (ht 26/12/2017)

Various trekking routes constructed in Mustang (ht 26/12/2017)

Bhaktapur attracts most tourists among Ktm Valley’s Durbar Squares, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 26/12/2017)

Khumbu rural municipality collects Rs 40 million in tourist entrance fee: 22,000 tourists enter the region in less than three months, by Radha Dhungana (rep 24/12/2017)

Adventure tourism: Nepal’s potentials, by Pravat Adhikari (ht 19/12/2017)

17 applications received for agri tourism grant (rep 19/12/2017)

Buoyed by election results, tourism aims for 5 million arrivals (kp 15/12/2017) [??]

Mayors of three tourism destinations unveil plan for tourism development (rep 14/12/2017)

Tourism growth spurs hotel expansion spree, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/12/2017)

No takers for govt's agro-tourism promotion grant, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 11/12/2017)

Homestay promotional programme launched, by Aas Gurung (kp 06/12/2017)

Hotels in remote areas witness brisk business (ht 06/12/2017)

Homestay service: Chitlang folk earning up to Rs100k a month, by Pratap Bista (kp 05/12/2017)

Way to do it: We need to develop Buddha’s birthplace in such a way that visitors can be engaged intellectually and emotionally, by Rajendra P. Adhikari (rep 04/12/2017)

Lost in my own land, by Swasti Gautam (rep 01/12/2017)

Tiger Palace Resort gets 5-star rating (kp 30/11/2017)

The footfall at the ABC is estimated to hit record high 50,000 tourists  next year. But is it ready, or capable, of entertaining such numbers?, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/11/2017)

Will Nepal be able to meet its goal of drawing million visitors this year? Security concerns related to the upcoming elections could be a dampener, say tourism entrepreneurs, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/11/2017)

Eco and agro tourism gains steam in Ilam, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 25/11/2017)

Strangers in our own land: From the first day of the trek, we felt like unwelcomed guests at a party. Even guides and porters seemed annoyed with Nepali tourists, by Sandeep Poudyal (rep 21/11/2017)

Nepal as a Dharma destination: Tourism can help promote and preserve traditional practices like  shamanism. But to do so, traditions need to keep evolving and expanding to remain accessible to those who come seeking it, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 18/11/2017)

Country-specific tourism marketing plan prepared (kp 18/11/2017)

Nepal on track to hit magic figure of 1 million arrivals, by Sangam Prasain  (kp 16/11/2017), Breaking records: Nepali tourism sector may well be on track to attract 2.5m tourists by 2025 (kp 17/11/2017) [But the airpot is not!]

Local govts defy centre’s order on ‘tourism fee’ (kp 08/11/2017) [It is bad for tourism if the central government is not willing to understand constitution and federal principles!]

Tourism secy hopeful of early resolution of tourist tax collection dispute (rep 30/10/2017)

The mountains are calling, but not you: On being treated as a second-class tourist in your own country, by Shreya Paudel (kp 28/10/2017)

Investments pour into booming resort sector: estimates show that hoteliers have injected more than Rs7 billion into Chitwan’s  hospitality industry, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 27/10/2017)

Bojhini: A new favorite retreat in Changunarayan, by Krishna KC (ht 26/10/2017)

Gyrocopters set to take  tourism to new heights, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 25/10/2017)

Chitlang makes a comeback as tourist destination, by Pratap Bista (kp 24/10/2017)

MoFALD, MoFA consult over resource-sharing, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/10/2017)

Tiger Tops Hotel brings innovation to jungle safari (ht 16/10/2017)

High-way: With the opening of the Besisahar- Chame Sadak, Manang is witnessing an unprecedented boom in tourism, but concerns over safety continue to loom large, by Bhim Ghimire and Aash Gurung (kp 14/10/2017)

Tourism festival begins at Annapurna base camp (ht 13/10/2017)

Shey-Phoksundo may soon become a bus park, rather than a national park: Shey-Phoksundo is used by outsiders and even the government mainly for revenue extraction rather than conservation, by Tsiring Lama (nt 13/10/2017), Stairway to heaven: Make a once-in-lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred landscape of Phoksundo Lake, by Kunda Dixit (nt 13/10/2017)

Selling Nepal on the Net: Digital marketing of Nepal’s tourism is replacing traditional advertising, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 13/10/2017)

ACAP allowing lodges on Annapurna BC trail to add rooms: Trekkers sleeping on floors, corridors in lack of rooms, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 11/10/2017)

Destination Nepal: With proper planning, investment and adequate infrastructure, domestic tourism can work wonders for the country, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 08/10/2017)

Star hotels slash room rates (ht 08/10/2017)

Chinese man fined Rs 25,000 for using drone (kp 07/10/2017)

Domestic tourists visiting Manang make most out of Dashain break (rep 07/10/2017)

CAAN brings new rules for paragliding companies: Asks companies to operate flights only between 10 am and 3:30 pm, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 07/10/2017)

Alternative trail to Tilicho Lake now open for trekkers, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 06/10/2017)

Tourism in Langtang on the upswing, by Balram Ghimire (kp 06/10/2017)

Raze, retrofit or rebuild? Instead of tearing down damaged Rana-era buildings, turn them into heritage hotels to give tourism a boost, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 06/10/2017)

Pokhara brimming with domestic tourists, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 05/10/2017)

Tourist standard hotels record tepid business during Dashain this year (ht 05/10/2017)

Rural municipality starts collecting tourism fee in Everest region, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 05/10/2017)

Call to attract Indian and Chinese tourists to Nepal (ht 26/09/2017)

Baglung benefits from Muktinath tourism, by Prakash Baral (kp 24/09/2017)

Chinese tourism promoted in Nepal (ht 21/09/2017)

Paradigms of tourism: Nepal is not developing as it should to capture its true tourism potential, by Aditya Baral (kp 19/09/2017)

Ban on travel business lifted in Annapurna, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 19/09/2017)

Nepal participates in PATA Travel Mart 2017 (ht 19/09/2017)

Hotels could accommodate 1.6m tourists by 2020 (ht 18/09/2017)

Additional fee for foreigners in Khumbu: Opinion divided on the issue of rural municipality’s fee (ht 17/09/2017), Act locally: The constitution enables the local government to collect local taxes such as property tax, land revenue tax and tourism promotion fee for sustainability (ht 18/09/2017) [This is absolutely correct, but Nepal should avoid double taxation of tourists since the country depends on them! So, pleade stop the taxation on the central lever under the federal structure!], Experts call for constitutional clarity on tourism tax, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 19/09/2017)

Annapurna trek draws tourists in droves (kp 14/09/2017), Annapurna Circuit bustling with a surge in tourists, by Nabin Lamichhane (rep 14/09/2017)

Tourist spending decreases despite increase in arrivals; Cut-throat competition among hotels behind low tourist expenditures: Entrepreneurs, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/09/2017)

‘Visit Nepal Year’ planned for 2020 (ht 11/09/2017)

NTB proposes record Rs1.35b budget for 2017-18 (kp 10/09/2017)

Buddhist pilgrims return to Lumbini after floods: Before the floods, 600 tourists used to enter nepal daily. in september, pilgrims particularly from thailand,south Korea, Vietnam and China visit the birthplace of Buddha, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 09/09/2017)

Community development: Role of tourism, by Reshu Bashyal (ht 05/09/2017)

Sarangkot: A place for thrill in monsoon, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 05/09/2017)

Number of women trek guides on rising trend, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 04/09/2017)

Fulbari Resort closed due to labour dispute, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 02/09/2017)

Exporters may have to sell 20pc goods in local market (kp 02/09/2017)

Tiger Palace casino resort slated to open on September 15: The casino aims to provide expanded gaming opportunities to customers from the growing Indian, Chinese and Bangladeshi markets (kp 31/08/2017)

Hello Doctor service to be launched in Everest region (kp 29/08/2017)

Tourism in Lumbini plunges after floods, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/08/2017)

62 tourists gone missing in five years: Srtatus of 51 still unknown, by Khilak Budhathoki (rep 27/08/2017)

Tourism earnings hit record Rs58.52b last fiscal year (kp 25/08/2017)

Nepalis spent Rs 80 billion on travel last fiscal year (ht 24/08/2017)

Hotel occupancy drops as visitors stay away (ht 24/08/3027)

After flood fury, Sauraha struggles to get back on its feet, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/08/2017)

Visit Nepal Year put off due to rebuilding delays, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/08/2017)

Sauraha hotels preparing to resume operation, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 16/08/2017)

Flood leaves tourists stranded in Sauraha, by Bimal Khatiwada and Shiva Puri (kp 14/08/2017), Normalcy returns to Sauraha: It may take some more time for tourists to return to famous jungle safari destination, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 15/08/2017)

Nepal tourism excited by prospect of boom year (kp 13/08/2017)

Annapurna Trekking Circuit turning risky for tourists due to landslips (ht 12/08/2017)

Govt body says no permit given for Shakya’s Fewa resort, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 11/08/2017)

Jomsom in the off-season: Don’t let the rains deter you from visiting Mustang in the monsoon, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 11/08/2017)

Langtang sees tourist numbers rebound, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 05/08/2017)

Himalayan Travel Mart to be organised every year (ht 03/08/2017)

Tourist inflow via air sees exponential growth: Arrivals this year expected to surpass the previous record of 803,000 set in 2012, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/08/2017)

Tourism potential of Budhinanda region remains unexplored, by Krishna Oli (rep 02/08/2017)

Tourism development to be prioritised at local level: DPM Mahara (ht 01/08/2017)

Nepalmandal campaigners call for developing Kathmandu Valley into a cultural city (rep 01/08/2017)

Elephant-back safaris stopped, by Nabin Poudel (kp 29/07/2017)

Chitwan tourism seeks new route for travel, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/07/2017)

Poor road condition hits Chitwan tourism, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 21/07/2017), Chitwan hotels’ road to recovery literally blocked by landslides, construction, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 21/07/2017)

Hanumandhoka entry fee hiked for tourists (ht 20/07/2017)

Floods, landslips deal blow to tourism in Pokhara (ht 18/07/2017)

Activists launch campaign to transform city into tourist hub (ht 13/07/2017)

Tourist spending jumps 41.9pc: Yet country’s services trade  surplus of the country is  gradually narrowing (kp 12/07/2017)

New monetary policy allowing hotels to exchange foreign currency welcomed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/07/2017)

New hotels worry old players, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/07/2017)

Tourist-standard hotel thrives in Taplejung (kp 09/07/2017)

Tatopani border closure has its toll on Pokhara tourism, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 09/07/2017)

India grants double entry e-visa facility to foreign tourists : With the double-entry benefits, tourists coming India can visit Nepal and can return to India within the stipulated time (kp 09/07/2017)

First meeting of Network of BIMSTEC Tour Operators ends (ht 08/07/2017)

Fortunate karma: Buddhist tourism can be a path to our prosperity because of the presence of the holy site of Lumbini in Nepal, by Atindra Dahal (kp 07/07/2017)

Promotion of Nepal’s tourism in South Asian region sought (ht 05/07/2017)

Tour operators call for good transport services: Travel traders from Pokhara are currently in Patna to conduct the sixth edition of the ‘Go Pokhara’ campaign organised by the Paschimanchal Hotel Association and the NTB in the Indian city, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 04/07/2017)

Arabian guests, new attraction for Pokhara's hospitality industry, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 04/07/2017)

Soaring Indian arrivals boost Pokhara tourism, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/07/2017)

Surkhet's first homestay to welcome guests from October, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 30/06/2017)

Tourism in Everest thrives on animal abuse, by Neeraj Chandra Roy (rep 30/06/2017)

Tourism promotion campaign in neighbouring cities of India (ht 29/06/2017)

Manang brimming with tourists even in off-season, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 29/06/2017)

Chandragiri emerging as a major tourist destination (kp 24/06/2017)

Paraglider numbers jumped twofold to 19k last year (kp 24/06/2017)

KMC Mayor’s 101-point plan: Tourism entrepreneurs not impressed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 24/06/2017)

Govt drafts immigration strategic plan (ht 22/06/2017)

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA)

Online Visa Appication

Nepal Tourism Year 2011

Nepal Tourism Board

SAARC Tourism

Nepal Sutra, collection of information on tourism aspects

Nepal Information, a web site mainly concerned with tourism information

Nepalinfo, a web site specialized on tourism information

Thamel dot com

Trekking Agents Association Nepal (TAAN)

Tourism related institutions

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