World Tourism Day 2018

World Tourism Day 2018
World Tourism Day 2018

World Tourism Day 2018

Today is World Tourism Day 2018  (In Nepali : विश्व पर्यटन दिवस २०१८ ) So, on this very special day I would like to wish you all a very Happy World Tourism Day 2018 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.

“Tourism and the Digital Transformation” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD).

World Tourism Day 2018

World Tourism Day 2018

“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 country too. 

Visit Nepal Year 2020

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Kailash helicopters imports new helicopter

Kailash helicopters imports new helicopter

Kailash Helicopter Service

Kailash Helicopter Services started by youth entrepreneurs, have imported a new helicopter.

The company imported a helicopter from French aircraft manufacturer Airbus, of the model S 350 B3 Series. The 300 million company intends to import another helicopter in the near future.

Kailash Helicopter Service

The helicopter came in from Singapore on Saturday. The process to obtain AOC flight permission for the helicopter has already started, informed the Managing Director, Pratap Jung Pandey.

Kailash Helicopter Service

Kailash Helicopter Services is operated by youth entrepreneurs including Captain Aashish Sherchan, Pratap Jung Pandey, Shree Ram K.C., Ishwari Paudel, Sunil Shrestha, Rajesh Kumar Pandit, C.N. Pandey, Shree Hari Kuike, etc. The group also has investments in the tourism and banking sectors. The company will use the helicopter for chartered flights, rescues, mountain flights, etc.

Visit: www.kailashheli.com

Source: Tourismmail

Lumbini Peace Marathon to take place on March 1

Lumbini Peace Marathon to take place on March 1
Lumbini Peace Marathon

Lumbini Peace Marathon

The Lumbini Peace Marathon is going to be held on March 1 in Lumbini. Organizers claim that 250 people from indigenous and foreign background are participating in the competition.

Players from Nepal, India, China, Australia, Korea, and Britain will participate in the competition. President of Lumbini Peace Marathon Mr. Vikram Pandey informed that the Lumbini Peace Marathon competition has been organized on Falgun Purnima because this is the day when Lord Gautam Buddha returned to his birthplace after getting enlightened.

There are three categories including full marathon (42-198km), and half marathon of 21 km and 7 km. The winner of full marathon will be awarded a medal and 100 thousand cash prize and given an award named as ‘Lumbini Ashok Peace Puraskar’. Similarly, the first runner-up and second runner-up will be awarded with 45,000 and 70,000 respectively. The prize for the second place is named as ‘Kapilvastu Huyen San Puraskar’ and the third place prize is named as ‘Mayadevi Garden Ulthan Puraskar’. Similarly, the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of half Marathon will be awarded with the cash prize of Rs 50 thousand, 35 thousand and 25 thousand respectively.

The marathon will start from Kudan to Gotehawa, Kapilvastu,banganga, Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Arorkot, Dohani and will finally end in Lumbini.

Source: Tourismmail

Three women mountaineers to scale Mount Everest

Three women mountaineers to scale Mount Everest
Women Climbers

An expedition team of three women climbers – led by Lakpa Yangjee Sherpa, along with Yangdi Sherpa and Pashang Lhamu Sherpa – to climb Mount Everest this spring.

Three women mountaineers are set to scale the world’s highest peak Mount Everest this spring with the aim of promoting tourism and increasing women’s participation in the tourism and mountaineering sector of the country.A press conference organised by Tourism Journalist Association on Friday shared that an expedition team of three women climbers – led by Lakpa Yangjee Sherpa, along with Yangdi Sherpa and Pashang Lhamu Sherpa – is climbing the highest summit with the slogan of ‘Mountaineering for Women’s Self-reliance’.

On the occasion, Lakpa Yangjee said they would start ascending the Everest from April 7 and have targeted to reach the summit on May 18 if the weather conditions are supportive.

Mount Everest Climbing

Mount Everest Climbing

She shared that another important reason behind carrying out this expedition is to provide financial support to Dalit, single, and oppressed women who have returned home from foreign employment, along with attracting them toward tourism sector for income generation that would ultimately make them self-reliant.

Everest Hardware is providing necessary logistic support to the women mountaineering team who is climbing the highest peak through Ascent Himalayan Trek and Expedition Company.

The mountaineers hailing from Solukhumbu have been working in the field of mountaineering and tourism for a considerable amount of time.

Source: Thehimalayantimes

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

In conjunction with the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) is organizing Nepal China Sales Mission 2017 in four different cities of China: Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Beijing from 07th June through 17th June 2017.

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NATTA’s Promotion in China Ends

Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents (NATTA) has finally blown the bugle of Nepal Promotion in China in Beijing on 14th June afternoon at Hotel Sun World in the gracious presence of chief guest HE Ambassador of Nepal for PR China Leelamani Poudyal, special guest General Secretary of China Chamber of Tourism Xu Lejiang, and high level officials and about sixty-five Chinese tour operators and media representatives and local tourism dignitaries. The program began with welcome address by Nepal’s Ambassador and audio-visual presentations on Nepal’s tourism attractions which seem to have lured the Chinese tour operators a lot. Nepal Tourism Board also presented a short narrative on Nepal Tourism and that was followed by show of Documentaries on Nepal’s cultural and natural heritages. Then the floor was declared open for queries from the Chinese operators and media, the queries from the Chinese side reflected their great interest in planning visit to Nepal with friends and families in the near future. President NATTA Madhu Sudan Acharya answered all the queries raised and gave his concluding remarks. The B2B session that followed was quite lively and all the Nepalese travel trade entrepreneurs were attended personally by the Chinese operators. They collected various information as to how the potential travelers to Nepal could make their trip relatively   easier and comfortable.

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

Speaking on the occasion Ambassador Poudyal stressed on the fact that Nepal and China were closely connected geographically as well as culturally. He further said, Nepal-China relationships are based on the five principles of peaceful co-existence. Nepal has great expectations for a socio-economic transformation from China’s initiation of OBOR already signed by Nepal, he added. He also hinted on the importance of Lumbini for Chinese Buddhists as it is the Birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha. Ambassador Poudyal gave eight reasons why Chinese citizens should travel to Nepal.

Xu Lejiang, general secretary of China Chamber of Tourism committed to support Nepal in its efforts to gain more of Chinese tourists in Nepal. He also said that soon CCT and NATTA will be jointly introducing strategies to promote Nepal in China.

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NATTA President Acharya underscored the importance of tourism not only as a business but also as a bridge to bring the people of both the countries to a close proximity. Acharya referred to the challenges confronted by tourism industry of Nepal in the recent past and the measures adopted to eliminate those challenges by way of raising the image of the country as a most coveted destination among the people of the region and globally as well. He also pointed out about the second International airport in offing and the addition of new aircrafts for Nepal Airlines which will be operating to China. Tourism to-day is looked at as an industry of national priority, he added.

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NEPAL CHINA SALES MISSION 2017

NATTA had earlier launched China Sales Mission-2017 in Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou on 8th, 9th and 12th June. NATTA has been promoting Nepal in China on regular basis with the support of NTB for the last several years.

Source: NATTA

World Environment Day 2017 – Connecting People to Nature

World Environment Day 2017 – Connecting People to Nature

World Environment Day – which is observed on 5 June every year across the globe – is the largest annual event for positive environmental action.

The government has decided to mark World Environment Day by organizing a 10-day awareness campaign from May 27 to June 5.

United Nations Environment Programme has set ‘Connecting People to Nature’ the theme for World Environment Day 2017, imploring human beings to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the earth that people share.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

According to the Ministry of Population and Environment, Nature Walk will be organised on May 27 morning from Panimuhan of Shivapuri with participation of students, bureaucrats, various organisations and development partners. The participants will pick garbage across the nature walk route.

Similarly, the ministry has requested I/NGOs, schools, universities and academic institutions to keep their premises neat and clean by organising sanitation activities on June 2. A cycle rally will be organised and Bagmati river cleanup activities will begin in collaboration with Bagmati Cleaning Campaign from on June 3.

Likewise, a talk show with the slogan ‘Connecting People to Nature’ has been fixed for June 4 in Patan Campus. On the last and main day on June 5, the Ministry of Population and Environment will organise a programme at City Hall following a rally.

World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action which takes place on June 5. According to UNEP, this year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the center of celebrations around the planet.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

“World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organised many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests.” it said. “This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.”

UNEP explains connecting to nature can involve all physical senses: why not take off shoes and get feet (and hands) dirty; don’t just look at the beautiful lake, jump in. Take a hike at night and rely on ears and nose to experience nature. One can also connect with nature in the city, where major parks can be a green lung and a hub of biodiversity. Why not do bit to green the urban environment, by greening street or a derelict site, or planting a window box? One could put a spade in the soil or lift a paving slab and see what creatures live beneath.

“In the age of asphalt and smart phones and among the distractions of modern life, connections with nature can be fleeting. But with your help, World Environment Day can make clearer than ever that we need harmony between humanity and nature so that both are able to thrive.” UNEP said.

Source: The Himalayan Times