XcelTrip launches campaign to support domestic tourism

Ramro Pokhara, Ghumau Pokhara

an online travel aggregator has launched ‘Ramro Pokhara, Ghumau Pokhara’, a campaign focusing on Pokhara to support domestic tourism of Nepal. Organizing a press conference in Kathmandu on Sunday, the company said that, the main objective of the campaign is to support domestic tourism and promote the destination within Nepal through various digital platforms at a time when the country is suffering from the impact of coronavirus. During this campaign, the partner hotels of XcelTrip will offer special packages and promotional offers. Speaking at the event, Gyanendra Khadka, CEO and founder of XcelTrip, said, “Users of eSewa will receive special discount code voucher of Rs. 500 while booking hotels through eSewa.” Payment can be made through debit/credit cards issued by … Continue Reading……..

Govt suspends Visit Nepal Year 2020 promotion campaign in foreign countries for time being owing to coronavirus outbreak

Nepal government has decided to suspend the Visit Nepal Year 2020 promotion campaign in foreign countries for the time being owing to coronavirus outbreak in various parts of the world. Speaking at a rally organized in the promotion of Nepali tourism in Kathmandu, Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai informed that the government is now focusing on the promotion of domestic tourism. He said that all the planned promotion of VNY 2020 at international level have been suspended for the time being. “We have decided to postpone the VNY 2020 campaign in the international arena until the spread of coronavirus is contained,” he added. He also maintained that the viral outbreak has invited fresh challenges for the … Continue Reading……..

Nepal Sales Mission 2020

In its journey of Nine cities Sales Mission, Nepal Tourism Board showcased its offerings in Jaipur, Indore, Surat and Pune We Interviewed” MANI RAJ LAMICHHANE, Director, Nepal Tourism Board SHRADHA SHRESTHA, Manager- Brand & Corporate Marketing, Nepal Tourism Board ARCHANA K C RANA, Manager – Digital Marketing (PR & Publicity), Nepal Tourism Board C N PANDEY, President, Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents (NATTA) PRACHANDA MANANDHAR, Managing Director, Explore Vacations DHARMANAND LEKHAK, Manager – Sales & Marketing, Heritage Tours & Travels KISHOR GHIMIRE, Chairman, Paletee’s Holiday SURYA PATHAK, Managing Director, Soham Journeys GOVIND TANDON, Sales & Marketing, Whitestone Holiday Nepal SANTOSH KHAWALE, Founder & Director, Surabhi Travels & Chairman – Western India, Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETTA) SUNIL UTTAM, … Continue Reading……..

Government inviting tourism ministers of 40 countries in VNY 2020 opening

Government inviting tourism ministers of 40 countries in VNY 2020 opening

The government is inviting tourism ministers of 40 countries to participate in the inauguration of Visit Nepal Year, 2020. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, said that tourism ministers of 40 countries have been invited to participate in the inauguration of the campaign. Minister Bhattarai shared this information at the ‘VNY 2020 Preparation Meet’ organised by Province 3 government’s Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment in Lalitpur. “Extensive preparations are being made for VNY 2020 and the Visit Year Secretariat has corresponded with the state governments within the country and all the diplomatic missions abroad regarding the campaign. We have sent out the invitations to the tourism ministers,” he said on the occasion. Stating that renowned … Continue Reading……..

Bada Dashain festival begins

Bada Dashain festival begins

“Navaratri Parba” or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced from sunday. The first day of Bada Dashain festival is called “Ghatasthapana” that falls on Aswin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of Asoj. On the day of Ghatasthapana, all Nepalis worship Diyo (an oil-fed lamp), Kalas (auspicious jar) and lord Ganesh in accordance with Vedic rituals and sow maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination of the auspicious Jamara (barley shoots). The auspicious hour for observing Ghatasthapana is 07:15 am today, according to Nepal Calendar Determination Committee. Prayers are also offered to Durga … Continue Reading……..

World Tourism Day 2019

World Tourism Day 2019

Today is World Tourism Day 2019  (In Nepali : विश्व पर्यटन दिवस  2019) So, on this very special day I would like to wish you all a very Happy World Tourism Day 2019 from  Nepal, country of Earth’s highest mountain. World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development. “Atithi Dewo Bhawa”, in Sanskrit, literally means Guest is God. This adage expresses Nepali cultural character since the time immemorial. This reflects age-long cultural characteristics of the Nepali civilization that derived its linguistic, religious and socio-cultural features from Sanskrit. Here are some major Tourist Places, Religious Sites, and Tourism Activities in Nepal. Please share the tourist activities, places etc. of your … Continue Reading……..