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  • Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes
    May 20 2019 | 11:32 am

    Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes

    Baghdad: Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends. A one-room home made of elaborately woven palm reeds floats on the river surface. Near it, a soft plume of smoke curls up from […]

  • Nepal, Cambodia to boost tourism cooperation, trade
    May 16 2019 | 11:25 am

    Nepal, Cambodia to boost tourism cooperation, trade

    Kathmandu: Cambodia and Nepal vowed to work together to boost bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and tourism, said a joint statement released on Wednesday.

  • Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri festival
    Mar 04 2019 | 02:10 pm

    Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri festival

    Kathmandu: Hindus in Nepal celebrated their biggest festival Maha Shivaratri on Monday by offering prayers to Lord Shiva, who is regarded as the God of immense power and destruction.

  • 700 pilgrims, tourists rescued following snowfall in Kalinchowk
    Feb 18 2019 | 03:14 pm

    700 pilgrims, tourists rescued following snowfall in Kalinchowk

    Dolakha: Some 700 tourists stranded after a snowfall at Kalinchowk of Dolakha district have been rescued by the police persons. 

  • Tourist arrivals rise by 25pc in Jan
    Feb 12 2019 | 09:52 pm

    Tourist arrivals rise by 25pc in Jan

    KATHMANDU, Nepal saw tremendous growth in foreign tourist arrivals in January 2019 with a total arrivals grew by 25.4 percent to 91,793.  As Nepal aiming to attract two million tourists in 2020 when the country will be organizing Visit Nepal Year-2020, it is very encouraging indication. In 2018 the Himalayan country received over 1.1 million […]

  • ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan
    Jan 16 2019 | 01:33 pm

    ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

    Kabul: Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts. Despite the country’s decaying security nearly 2,000 Afghans — the vast majority of them men — have signed up to host guests on […]

  • First ever Buddhist Int’l Travel Mart kicks off in Lumbini
    Jan 11 2019 | 11:24 am

    First ever Buddhist Int’l Travel Mart kicks off in Lumbini

    Lumbini: The first Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM 2019) kicked off on Friday in Nepal’s Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha.

  • Elephant Festival kicks off in Nepal’s tourism hub Chitwan
    Dec 27 2018 | 04:33 pm

    Elephant Festival kicks off in Nepal’s tourism hub Chitwan

    Chitwan: The 15th edition of Elephant Festival kicked off in Nepal’s popular tourism destination Chitwan on Wednesday with the participation of around 100 elephants.

  • Trekking route construction begins in Beni
    Dec 17 2018 | 01:30 pm

    Trekking route construction begins in Beni

    Beni: The construction of a trekking route from Myagdi district headquarters, Benibazaar, to tourism site, Lovely Hill, has begun.

  • Nepal witnesses tourism boom; records 1 million foreign tourists in a year for the first time
    Dec 14 2018 | 01:59 pm

    Nepal witnesses tourism boom; records 1 million foreign tourists in a year for the first time

    Kathmandu: Nepal tourism sector saw an unprecedented achievement in 2018 as the Himalayan country witnessed arrival of foreign tourists by more than 1 million in a year for the first time in history, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said on Thursday.

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