After the agonizing pain every sectors of Nepal suffered because of devastating 7.9 magnitude quake last year, the country was gradually getting back to normalcy. However, the declaration of constitution in the middle of 2015 triggered Terai agitation and the blockade resulting the scarcity of essential goods. Despite all these adverse consequences, the tourism sector of Nepal begins to witness a series of positive incidents that really tend to drive the the travelers across the world to Nepal, which is an undoubted capital for outdoor adventure.
Here are ten latest News of Nepalese Tourism that show the sign of boosted Tourism industry in Nepal in the nearest future.
Royal Visit to Nepal – The visit of British Prince Harry to Nepal during late March is almost confirmed. The British Royal will land Nepal on 20th March and will visit the quake affected regions during his two days stay in the country. The visit of Prince Harry is believed to breathe life into the tourism industry of Nepal.
Better Air Services – For the construction of a new airport in Pokhara, China agrees to provide a loan of US$ 210m. Moreover, for the construction of SAARC International Regional Airport at Lumbini, China agrees to contribute additional support. The expanded airports assures to better air services in the country subsequently supporting the tourism sector.
Animal friendly wildlife activity – Tiger Tops collaborates with the popular elephant welfare expert from Elephant Aid International, Carol Buckley. The collaboration has designed innovative ways for travelers to allow experience better time with these giant creatures, which would be more fascinating and friendlier.
Rebuilding Heritage Site – The Shikara Style temple of Machhindranath at Bungmati, which was grounded during the devastating quake of April 25 2015, will be rebuilt by the Sri Lankan Government. Local officials at Bungmati said, “Local artists will be deployed for its reconstruction and the work shall start after the beginning of Nepalese New Year 2073.
Joss Stone Live in Kathmandu – The Grammy Winner and the singer known for soul-touching powerful voice, Joss Stone will perform in Kathmandu on February 18. As a part of total world tour, the singer having songs like “You Had Me” & “Fell in Love with Boy” in her bag will set the stage at Hyatt Regency on fire. Tickets for the show that cost NRS 4990, are available at MOKSH(Pulchowk),House of Music(Thamel), Jazz Upstairs (Lazimpat), Hyatt Regency (Bouddha) and the Sound Factory (Bhanimandap).
City of lakes gets recognition – The cluster of nine lakes in Pokhara are declared as Ramsar Sites by the Governement of Nepal during the occasion of World Wetland Day on February 2nd 2016. Now onwards these lakes are subjects to be protected by the GoN while, safeguarding the livelihoods of locals depending on these lakes shall also be GoN’s responsibility. While handing over the certificates, Advisor of Wetland Scretariat of Asia Pacific Region, Mr. Lew Young said, “Now the lakes would get even more value. World would be concerned about them,”. Nine lakes that have now received international recognition as wetland sites are Fewa, Rupa, Begnas, Kamalpokhari, Khaste, Gunde, Neureni, Dipang and Maidi.
Air safety assured – Yeti Airlines & Tara Air, both Kathmandu based Airline Companies have successfully achieved the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s ISSA (IATA Standard Safety Assessment) Programme standard. IFC International conducted the basic safety audit programme of these Airline Companies in which the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal was an observer.
Quake epicenter on the way back to normalcy – Magsaysay Award Winner Mahabir Pun yet again does a miracle of installing internet facilities in Barpak in Gorkha District. The village was the epicenter of devastating quake of April 2015. The logistic support required for the installation was offered by Internet Society, an international organization.
Teaching Adventure – Achieving all necessary permits from the Governement of Nepal, the first paragliding school has been opened in Syangja district. The school shall be operated by Babu Adventures, which has been conducting commericial paragliding flights in Sorek VDC of Syangja for a long time. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) will directly monitor & supervise the school activities.
Nepal tops Guardian’s list – Nepal has been voted one of the top destinations for “ 10 best Long Haul Adventure Holidays” by the Britis daily, Guardian. Other adventure destinations that are in the list include, Belize, Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia, Jordan, Greenland, Venezuela, U.S.A. and Brazil.
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