Condolences pour in following chopper crash that killed Tourism Minister and six others

Condolences pour in following chopper crash that killed Tourism Minister and six others

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari died in a helicopter crash which killed six others onboard.

Travelling with Minister Adhikari were the pilot of the helicopter Captain Prabhakar KC, tourism entrepreneur Ang Tshiring Sherpa, security personnel Arjun Ghimire, Under-Secretary at the Prime Minister’s office Yubaraj Dahal, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Birendra Shrestha, and CAAN Engineer Dhruba Das Bhochhibhaya

Statements expressing sorrow have been pouring in for the Minister who was known for his grounded and approachable personality, and for the six others who lost their lives.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari expressed shock and sadness on the demise of seven people on board.

Bidya Devi Bhandari President of Nepal@PresidentofNP

आज ताप्लेजुङ हेलिकप्टर दुर्घटनामा परी लोकप्रिय युवानेता मन्त्री रविन्द्र अधिकारी, पर्यटन उद्यमी आङछिरिङ शेर्पा, राष्ट्रसेवकहरु तथा क्याप्टेन प्रभाकर के.सी. सहित सात जनाको दुःखद अवसानले मलाई स्तब्ध बनाएको छ । सम्पूर्ण परिवारजनमा हार्दिक समवेदना व्यक्त गर्दछु !!

प्रदीप ज्ञवाली@PradeepgyawaliK

श्रध्दान्जलीका यी शव्दहरू लेख्नु पर्दा हात काँपिरहेका छन् ।
कसले सोचेको थियो र यो जीवन्त मुस्कान यति अल्पायुको होला भनेर ?
अलविदा रवीन्द्र कमरेड !
हाम्राे सम्झनाको क्यानभासमा तपाईँ सधैभरि बाँचिरहनु हुनेछ ।
यस दुखद दुर्घटनामा परी दिवंगत हुनुहुने सबैमा श्रध्दासुमन ।

Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents (NATTA)

हार्दिक समवेदना
यहि २०७५ फागुन १५ गते बुधबार अपरान्ह करिब १३.३० बजे संस्कृति पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयन मन्त्री माननीय रबिन्द्र अधिकारीज्यू सहित ७ जना सवार रहेको एयर डाइनेस्टीको हेलिकोप्टर तेह्रथुमको चुहानडांडा विमानस्थल निरीक्षण पछि ताप्लेजुङ्गको सिस्नेखोला स्थित दारेढुङ्गाको जंगलमा दूर्घटनाग्रस्त भई मन्त्री अधिकारीज्यू लगायत सबैको निधन भएको खबरले नेपाल एशोसिएशन अफ टूर एण्ड ट्राभल एजेन्ट्स (नाट्टा) लगायत संपूर्ण पर्यटन क्षेत्र अभिभावकविहिन, स्तब्ध र मर्माहत भएको छ । 

पर्यटन प्रवद्र्धन र विकाशमा थोरै समयमा पर्यटन क्षेत्रले अनुभुत गर्न सक्ने परिणाममुखि काम गर्न सफल मन्त्री अधिकारी, सफल एंव वरिष्ठ पर्यटन व्यवसायि आङ्ग छिरिङ्ग शेर्पा र नेपाल सरकारका राष्ट्र सेवक कर्मचारीहरुको अप्रत्याशित निधनबाट पर्यटन क्षेत्र तथा समग्र मुलुकले नै अपूरणीय क्षति व्यहोर्न पुगेको छ । 

यस अत्यंत दुखद घडीमा म स्वयं लगायत नाट्टा कार्यसमिति, पूर्व अध्यक्ष परिषद तथा सम्पूर्ण नाट्टा परिवार मन्त्री अधिकारीज्यूसहित सबैमा हार्दिक श्रद्धान्जली अर्पण गर्दछौं र दिवगंत आत्माको चीर शान्तीको कामना गर्दै शोक सन्तप्त परिवारजनमा गहिरो समवेदना प्रकट गर्दछौं । साथै यो अपूरणीय र अप्रत्याशित क्षतिको पीडा सहन गर्न सक्ने शक्ति मिलोस भनि ईश्वरसंग प्रार्थना गर्दछौं ।

सीएन पाण्डे
अध्यक्ष

Gagan Thapa@thapagk

रविन्द्र दाईको दुर्घटनाको खबरले स्तब्ध भए,मनमा झिनो आशा थियो तर त्यो आशा धेरै समय टिक्न सकेन। मैले आज एक असल साथी गुमाएको छु,देशले एक आशातीत नेता! रविन्द्र दाइ लगायत सवैमा हार्दिक श्रध्दाञ्जली!!

Ambassador Randy Berry@USAmbNepal

We are saddened to hear of the helicopter crash and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of all those who perished on the flight.

French Embassy in Nepal@FranceInNepal

Deeply shocked to hear about the helicopter crash that took the lives of @RabindraADH, Ang Tshering Sherpa and other officials. My sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic crash.
-FXL

Yogesh bhattarai@yogesbhattarai

प्रिय साथी म निशब्द छु ! म स्वीकार गर्दिन् ! तिम्रै आवाजले एकपटक बताइदेउन् यार् ।

Baburam Bhattarai@brb1954

मैले धेरै आशा गरेका एकजना युवानेता रवीन्द्र अधिकारीको अल्पायुमै आकस्मिक निधनले स्तब्ध छु! हेलिकप्टर दुर्घटनामा निधन भएका सबैमा हार्दिक श्रद्धान्जली!

Rabindra Mishra@RabindraMishra

आउँछ, टपक्क टिप्छ, लान्छ, टरेर टर्दैन त्यो। ताप्लेजुङ्गमा भएको हेलिकोप्टर दुर्घटनामा ज्यान गुमाउने मन्त्री तथा मित्र रवीन्द्र अधिकारी लगायत सातैजनाको आत्मालाई शान्ति मिलोस् र परिवारलाई धैर्य धारण गर्ने क्षमता। कसको मृत्यु कहाँ, कसरी लेखिएको हुन्छ, कसलाई के थाहा!

Source: The Himalayan Times

Visit Nepal Year 2020

Visit Nepal Year 2020

Visit Nepal Year 2020

Visit Nepal Year 2020

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has planned the 2020 as Visit Nepal Year with the aim to increase the number of tourists to 20 Lakhs (20 Millions). Tourism vision 2020 Nepal has been set soon after the MOCTCA had planned to celebrate Visit Nepal Year in 2018 which was put off due to the delay in construction of airports (Pokhara and Lumbini), re-construction of heritage sites and roads. So, Visit Nepal Year 2020 will be the best time to celebrate the tourism vision year as the reconstruction of the heritage sites is expected to be completed before 2020.

The Earthquake 2015 hit Nepal badly resulting in death of 2300 people and thousands of victim and homeless. After the Earthquake, the flock of tourists in Nepal decreased. Now, the tourism of Nepal has taken its path to grow and Nepal is receiving good number of tourists in the year 2017 and 2018. The announcement of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 will give a positive message to the world and the campaign will attract more tourists to Nepal.

Recently, Nepal Government has published the official logo for Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign.

14 Chitwan Elephant Festival 2017

14 Chitwan Elephant Festival 2017

14 Chitwan Elephant Festival

14 Chitwan Elephant Festival 2017

An elephant festival has kicked off in Sauraha of Chitwan with a view to boosting up local tourism.

The festival, aimed at prolonging stay of tourists in the town, is organised coinciding with Christmas and the English New Year, according to Regional Hotel Association, Chitwan, the event organizer.

Landmark Forest Park Chitwan

Landmark Forest Park Chitwan

For more details information:
Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: +977-1-4004706 / 07,  Fax: +977-1-4004704
Email: reservation@landmarkforest.com,  Web: www.landmarkforest.com

India stand atop the list of highest number of tourists visiting Nepal, China follows back

The number of tourists arriving Nepal has increased tremendously. The number of tourists that 2016 saw is witnessed by 2017 in its first ten months.

According to the official figures from the Department of Immigration, a total of 1 Lakh 57 Thousand 4 Hundred and 48 tourists have toured Nepal in first 10 months of 2017.

In 2016 the total number of tourists arriving Nepal stood at 7 Lakhs 53 Thousand and 2 and it is toppled by increment of 4 thousand by the data of 2017.

With the pace of increment it is expected that the number of tourists visiting Nepal this year could reach upto One Million. As per the official records of Nepal in 2012 a total of 8 Lakh 3 Thousand tourists toured Nepal which stands the highest number till date.

Amongst the first 10 months the highest number of tourist arrival was seen in the month of October when 1 Lakh 12 Thousand 4 Hundred and 92 tourists came to Nepal and India remained atop the list throughout the months.

As per the data the number of Indian tourists arriving Nepal stood at 1 Lakh 33 Thousand and 29 which is higher than In comparison to the Chinese by 49 Thousand 6 Hundred and 87. The total number of tourists arriving Nepal on the first ten months of 2017 stands at 83 Thousand 3 Hundred and 42 followed by USA.

A total number of 65 Thousand 2 Hundred and 4 American tourists have had arrived Nepal followed by 41 Thousand 1 Hundred and 26 from Sri Lanka and 40 Thousand 3 Hundred and 44 Britons.

Source: Tourismmail

Western Nepals tourist destinations Poon Hill and Ghorepani witness high tourist influx

Western Nepals tourist destinations Poon Hill and Ghorepani witness high tourist influx

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Poon Hill and the Ghorepani lying on the round Annapurna now is flocked with tourists as the place is renowned for sightseeing of the Himalayan ranges and the dawn.

The area which lies at an altitude of 3 Thousand 2 Hundred and 10 meters height is visited by about 5 hundred tourists in a day and the hotels on the entry point of the tourist destination is all packed with the start of the autumn season.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Tourist Police Beat has recorded a total of 14 thousand 2 hundred and 34 foreign nationals’ entry in the last four months of last fiscal year. Though the data about the Nepali nationals are not recorded the entrepreneurs here also has started to feel the influx of the Nepali tourists in the area.

“The increment pace of the Nepali tourists has increased along with the development in travel culture amongst Nepali,” Teksar Buddhuja, one of the entrepreneur in the area said. Currently a total of 22 hotels are in operation in Ghorepani.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

“With the increasing influx the hotels in the area have started the upgrading and the extension of the service,” Ghorepani Hotel Management Sub-Committee Vice Chairman Sushil Pun said.

Surrounded by Rhododendron forest the Poon Hill- Hill station is renowned for sun rise along with the mesmerizing view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Manaslu, Gurja, Churen, Neelgiri and other 16 Himalayas.

Source: Tourismmail

                      

Signs that proves Nepali Tourism Industry is reviving

Signs that proves Nepali Tourism Industry is reviving

I AM IN NEPAL NOW

I AM IN NEPAL NOW

The earthquake of 2015 and the trade embargo by India over the promulgation of the charter alienating the ethnic Madhesis group hit hard the Nepali tourism sector. But after a couple of years the tourism of industry is standing back. Here are the signs that proves Nepali tourism industry is reviving.

Increasing numbers of Hotels:

According to the data of the Tourism Department a total of 5 hundred and 85 tourist hotels are registered amongst which 10 are the five star rated. The Everest Hotel in Kathmandu is out of track after the earthquake in 2015.

Likewise, there are 3 four star, 31 three star, 43 two star, 33 one star and 4 hundred 65 tourist hotels. Along with this 2 hundred 27 homestays also has registered itself in the tourism department.

The flow of Tourists

According to the data from the Immigration Department of Nepal on 2016 a year after the major setback for the Nepali tourism industry about 7 Lakhs 29 Thousand 5 Hundred and 50 tourists came to Nepal. The Hotel Association of Nepal has set the target of increasing capacity of the hotels to hold 1. 8 Million Tourists by 2020. Within the 3 years the hotels in the Nepal are set to add about 4 thousand rooms to meet the target, half of these rooms are set to be added in the hotels of capital Kathmandu. This significantly will employ more people as one tourist can give employment opportunity to 12 people. In addition to it the Government of Nepal is set to announce the upcoming year as Tourism year.

The investment in the Tourism Sector of Nepal

The tourism sector of Nepal till now has investment of about 2 Hundred and 50 Billion rupees and 33 Billion rupees are in pipeline, set to be added. Amongst the tourism sectors the hotel or the hospitality sector of the Nepal is the major aspect to invite the tourists. Undermining the importance of the tourism an injection of 83 Billion Rupees is sure for the tourism sector of Nepal in coming 3 years. Amongst this the Government will be investing 8 Billion rupees and the private sector will share the remaining portion.

Employment by Tourism

Hotel Association Nepal’s President Amar man Shakya claims that the tourism sector of Nepal has created job opportunity to over 5 Lakhs people which is significant hike after the major setbacks in 2015.

Source: Tourismmail