The government has brought a new aviation policy after nearly one and a half-decade. The policy is in line with the global dimension of aviation technology in the changing scenario. The National Aviation Policy takes into consideration the safety and security of the aviation sector as well as maximum use of modern technology and equipment. It also has provisions for the sustainability of the aviation industry.
The government has urged the stakeholders to adopt high alertness on the possible risk to the tourism sector from the coronavirus that has spread in some places of the neighboring country China. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, during a discussion today with the stakeholders, urged adoption of high alertness although the situation did not warrant much concern. The discussion was held at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
No sooner Ramesh Prasad Aryal arrived at the arrival lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) last Thursday and had a cursory glance around, he said he instantly felt very much 'at home'. "How/why," asked a fellow passenger and Aryal replied, "The huge statue of Buddha and one-horned rhino outside installed there reflects Nepal's culture and natural heritage!"
Efforts are underway to ensure a direct flight between Nepal and Australia, it has been said. A bilateral agreement to this was signed on October 2.
Inflow of Chinese tourists has immoderately increased in Bandipur –a tourism site in Western Nepal which is popularly known as the queen of Himalayas.
Nepali ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya called for tourism and investment promotion in Nepal and further strengthening of India-Nepal economic relations.
As the VNY 2020 draws closer, Banke district is facing a shortage of funds for the Visit Year promotion campaign. No discussion has taken place so far anywhere in the district to make the VNY 2020 successful.
A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai at his office and suggested some policy reforms to promote trekking and tourism business in Nepal.
The Embassy of Israel and Bodhisattvas in Action (BIA) jointly organized a “Sharing Session and Interaction Program” today, 24 Sept 2019 at BIA, wherein the joint team of Israeli and Nepali differently abled trekkers interacted with each other, shared stories, struggles and achievements. The Israeli trekkers also visited the organization and observed the beautiful local arts and handicrafts, made by the differently able people at BIA.
Hundreds of foreign tourists have stranded at Lukla in Solukhumbu district owing to unfavorable weather condition for the past three days. Imanath Adhikari, Chief, Civil Aviation Authority Lukla, informed that as many as 300 tourists, who were returning to Kathmandu from the tourism area, have been stuck at Lukla. Tribhuvan International Airport.
Canadian city buses have started promoting key tourism destinations and hotspots of Nepal. The campaign was initiated under the leadership of honorary representative of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Canada, Nar Bahadur Tondon in collaboration with different organizations working in Nepal and Canada. lion to initiate the campaign.
Yeti Airlines set the ambitious target of flying out 100 tons of recyclable waste from the Everest region in 2018 as part of its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly relating to biodiversity conservation (SDG 15) and climate change (SDG13). The company plans to airlift a further 30 tons of recyclable waste to Kathmandu in September 2019.
OYO Hotels & Homes, India & South Asia's largest chain of hotels, homes and spaces, announced the launch of OYO Lite, a lighter version of the consumer app in Nepal. The app is also available globally. The new Lite app incorporates all the functionalities of the OYO app and has been designed to work in low connectivity areas or low networks to enhance the user experience.