If you cannot view this Newsletter properly, Please click here.
 
07
April
2014
Weekly Official e-Newsletter of Nepal Tourism Board

In this Issue :

printable version
Talk program on Spiritual Tourism held
5th Bandipur Fair to be held from 12th to 16th of April
Nepal envoy promotes Himalayan attractions
Tourist arrival of March 2014
Pokhara Fewa Lake festival from April 11
HAN elects new executive committee

Talk program on Spiritual Tourism held

Nepal Tourism Board, in collaboration with Sambahak, organized a talk program titled “Spiritual Tourism in Nepal: Exploring Opportunity and Linkages” which was attended by the chief guest for the program His Excellency Ranjit Rae, the Ambassador of India to Nepal and various distinguished stakeholders of the tourism and spiritual field. The main agenda of the program was to explore the untapped potential of spiritual tourism in Nepal. Experts in tourism and spirituality shared their opinions and ideas with the attentive audience. Among the speakers were HE Ambassador of India Mr. Ranjit Rae, Mr. Subash Nirola, Acting CEO, Nepal Tourism Board, Ms. Sangita Nirola, Creator, Sambahak, Mr. Abhi Subedi Veteran Writer, Guru CR Bhandari, Principal, Ved Vedang, Gurukul, Jhapa, Dr. Bharat Rawat, Medical Director, Norvic Hospital, Dr. Govinda Tandon, Member Secretary, Pashupati Bikas Kosh, Mr. Yadav Kharel, Veteran Film Director, and Mr. Abhilash Acharya, Life and Leadership Coach, Sambahak. “Anubhuti” a spiritual CD of Sambahak by Ms. Sangita Nirola was released in the function BY His Excellency and dignitaries present there while a religious track “Lingastakam” was played in the background.

www.facebook.com/nepaltourismboard. Go to top

5th Bandipur Fair to be held from 12th to 16th of April

With an objective to promote Bandipur and its vicinity as one of Nepal’s major tourist destination, 5th Bandipur Fair is being organized by a collaboration of local authorities of Bandipur and promoted by Nepal Tourism Board. The fair aims to publicize Bandipur as a major domestic and international tourist attraction, establish Bandipur as one of the focal places for health facilities and education sector and encourage local art and culture of Bandipur. The major attractions of the fair are various local cultural activities, exhibition of ancient utensils and artillery, cultural shows, local food stalls, exhibition of agricultural produce, tourism promotion exhibition with a parade of various ethnic people, paragliding from Gurungche hill and amusement park, interschool Volleyball tournament, farmer’s market, felicitating personalities that have contributed in the development of Bandipur, homestay packages, attendance of national literary personalities, tour of Bandipur’s religious, cultural and historical places and live telecast of it all by television channels and FM stations. It is scheduled to be held from 12th to 16th of April, 2014 and will be open to public from 9am to 7pm.

www.facebook.com/nepaltourismboard. Go to top

Nepal envoy promotes Himalayan attractions

The Embassy of Nepal felicitated Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd at a function held in Riyadh recently and took the opportunity to promote tourism in the Himalayan Kingdom. Prince Bandar, who scaled Mt. Everest on May 19, 2012, praised the natural beauty of Nepal and thanked the people of Nepal for making his mountaineering experience successful. He screened a video of his climbing Mt. Everest and explained how he succeeded in climbing the highest mountain in the world within a short span of time.

Ambassador of Nepal Udaya Raj Pandey presented a letter of honor and memento to the prince and applauded his achievement. He highlighted the excellent relations between the two countries and stressed the importance of people to people contact. “Apart from high level visits, I am very hopeful that the visits of the people from both sides regardless of their purpose, such as recreation, education etc. will ultimately strengthen relations between the two nations,” he said. Deputy Chief of Mission Harishchandra Ghimire welcomed the guests and highlighted the tourism attractions of Nepal.

Second Secretary Kul Bahadur Magar emphasized the shared responsibilities of all to preserve and promote the Himalayan ranges, including its highest peaks.

www.facebook.com/nepaltourismboard. Go to top

Tourist arrival of March 2014

According to the Immigration Office Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) the total number of 55,809 international visitors arrived in Nepal in the month of March 2014.

The arrivals from South Asian region have shown overall positive growth of 1.5%. The arrivals from Bangladesh were up by 30.3 % while arrivals from India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka declined by 2.7%, 15.1%, and 5.8% respectively.

Arrivals from Asia (other than South Asia region) have also recorded positive growth of 0.6%. Visitor arrivals from Japan and Malaysia have recorded positive growth of 12.5% and 58.1% respectively compared to the figures in March 2013.  However, arrivals from Peoples Republic of China, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand have registered negative growths of 3.8%, 8%, 7.2%, and 35.8% respectively.

As far as long haul markets are concerned, Europe registered overall negative growth of 27.1% compared to the same month last year with total visitor arrivals of 15,502 .  Arrivals from Russia and Czech Republic were up by 18% and 33.3% respectively. However, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and U.K posted negative growths at this month of the year.

www.facebook.com/nepaltourismboard. Go to top

Pokhara Fewa Lake festival from April 11

Tourism, Culture and Food Festival is going to be held at the banks of Fewa Lake, Basundhara Park from 11 to 15 April, 2014.

This is the 11th festival on the occasion of Nepali New Year that is being organized by Western Regional Hotel Association.

At a press meet organized in the capital today, Chairman of the Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Sharma, said  15 percent discount will be given  in lodging to internal tourists and discount will be decided for  food and  travel also.

One can enjoy songs, cultural program, helicopter view, among others in the festival, said Festival Convener Bharat Raj Parajuli.

www.facebook.com/nepaltourismboard. Go to top

HAN elects new executive committee

The 43th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) held on Friday elected a 21-member executive committee under the leadership of BK Shrestha for the next two years. Amarman Shakya and Sirjana Rana have been elected the first and second vice president respectively.

Similarly, Binayak Shah and Ghanendra Bahadur Shrestha are the new general secretary and treasurer respectively. Executive members in the committee include immediate past President Shyam Sundar Lal Kashapati, MA Lari, Dinesh Bist, Pravin Bahadur Pandey, Binod Shankar Shrestha, Dinesh Tuladhar, Vishal Kumar, Sunil Shakya, Abhishek Shrestha, Rakesh Das Shrestha, Ram Kumar Puri, Dorje Lama Gurung, Lakshman Aryal, Biplav Poudel, Ghanashyam Shrestha and Rajan Shrestha.

Earlier, the AGM was inaugurated by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhim Acharya. Inagurating the AGM, Acharya said that tourism is the back-bone of Nepali economy and high potentials to create employment and increase foreign exchange earnings.

Likewise, Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudel highlighted stressed that the government should take initiatives to promote the tourism industry.

www.facebook.com/nepaltourismboard. Go to top
Photo of the week
Spiritual Tourism: Exploring Opportunity and Linkages
 

Upcoming Events


Nepali New Year 2071

Date: 14th Aoril, 2014
Venue: All Over In Nepal

 

 

 

Photo Feature

Beauty Of Nepal















Subscribe/Unsubscribe
Editor: Sarad Pradhan
Asst. Editor: Sudhan Subedi
www.ntbblog.org
Media Center | Nepal Tourism Board
Tourist Service Center, P.O. Box : 11018
Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, Nepal
Hotline : + 977.1.4225709 Tel : + 977.1.4256909 (Ext. 181/182) Fax : + 977.1.4254298
Email : ,
Url : www.welcomenepal.com
Designed & Maintained by : Moksha Design Studio
forward to friends Arcrive
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has sought to ensure that the contents of this newsletter are accurate at the time of transmission. NTB does not accept responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or inconvenience arising in connection with the contents of this newsletter. Nepal Tourism Board wishes to thank all stakeholders for their wonderful support and assistance for promoting Nepal as a happening destination. We request all tourism industry stakeholders to send us news and articles at mediacenter@ntb.org.np , ssubedi@ntb.org.np or ntbmediacenter@gmail.com to include them in the weekly E-newsletters.
 
Subscribe/Unsubscribe