Nepal urged to promote ‘Accessible Tourism’

Ecuador-Accessible-Tourism-Huasquila-Lodge-raftingKathmandu – Tourism experts have urged Nepal to tap its immense potential by promoting “accessible tourism”–the fastest growing business opportunity in the tourism industry to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.

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‘Five Year’ tourism master plan prepared

MustangMUSTANG: Mustang District Development Committee has come up with five-year tourism master plan.

The master plan has motivated to increase inflow of domestic and foreign tourists to Mustang by two-fold. Program Officer at District Development Committee Kedar Singh Thapa informed that collaboration with Annapurna Conservation Project (ACAP), tourism entrepreneurs and tourism agencies as well as efforts through diplomatic channels are imperative to that end.

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Air Arabia adds Nepal to Ras Al Khaimah destination list

Air_ArabiaAir Arabia has announced Kathmandu as the latest destination to be served from the recently launched Ras Al Khaimah hub. Starting February 22, 2015; the low-cost carrier will fly twice weekly to Kathmandu, the 10th destination which travellers can now access from the Northern Emirates.

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Nepal’s vulture numbers show encouraging rise

VultureKATHMANDU, Nepal – The number of white-rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis), a vulture species that is on the verge of extinction, has increased in recent years.

An annual survey that studies the vulture´s natural habitat along with counting the birds across the Terai lowlands showed that the number of white-rumped vultures hit 68 this year, which is 25 more than over the previous year.

As per the report by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) published this week, there were only 43 white-rumped vultures in the year 2011-12.

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Nepal stands as one of ‘The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine’s Day’

2015-01-26-iStock_000016124834_Large-thumbKathmandu – The Huffington Post,  an American online news aggregator and blog has listed Nepal among top ten romantic places to spend on Valentine’s Day. On 26th January, The Huffington Post issued the names of countries under the title ‘The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine’s Day’. On this list, Argentina tops the first position where Nepal stands at fourth and The Seychelles, a small island in the Indian Ocean, remains last but certainly not the least. Just under the Nepal, Norway claims the fifth and South Africa stays at seventh.
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75-km alternative route constructed to promote tourism

 A 75-km long alternative route has been constructed here to promote tourism. 
The alternative route was opened after the roadway from Beni of Myagdi to Muktinath shadowed the world famous Annapurna trekking route encompassing the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
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Jiri to be developed as ‘Green Tourism’ city


Picture of 'Green Jiri' by Nirmal

Picture of ‘Green Jiri’ by Nirmal

Kathmandu:  Widely popular as Switzerland of Nepal, and also as the gateway to Mt. Everest, Jiri Valley will now be developed into a green tourism city.
With an aim of preserving nature and greenery in Jiri, the first town council meeting of Jiri Municipality decided to develop it as one of the major small-city attractions of Nepal. Continue reading