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HAN to draw govt attention toward misuse of hotel brands

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has decided to draw the attention of the government toward growing misuse of reputed hotel brands by small hotels and restaurants especially on highways.

The executive meeting of HAN held in Pokhara on Friday concluded that government intervention was necessary to control such malpractices.

“HAN will request the tourism ministry to conduct effective monitoring of such hotels, lodges and restaurants and bring them into tax net,” HAN said in a statement issued on Monday.

Likewise, it has also decided to request the government to bar monasteries in Lumbini area from accommodating foreign tourists. “Such activities by monasteries have affected business of hotels operating in Lumbini,” the statement added.

The meeting also decided to organize massive promotional campaigns in India and China to bring more tourists from the close neighbors. Hoteliers have also urged the government to find solution to the problems seen in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) at the earliest.

Source: myrepublica.com

35‚245 tourists visit Khumbu area in last fiscal

SOLUKHUMBU: The number of tourists visiting the Khumbu area of Solukhumbu district has slightly gone down.

A total of 35,245 tourists visited the Khumbu area in the fiscal year 2070-71 BS while it was 36,650 in the fiscal year 2069-70 BS.

As per the statistics provide by the Sagarmath National Park, Namche, the highest number of tourists from the third world countries visiting the areas was from Australia during the period.

Similarly, the highest number of Indian tourists from SAARC countries visited the area during the last fiscal year. Tourists from Maldives, Pakistan, Shree Lanka and Bangladesh also visited the area, said Assistant Conservation Officer Laxman Poudel.

Source: The Himalayan Times
Date: 13 August, 2014

A couch as a home, and a cultural exchange

AUG 08 –

In April 2014, a Filipino man named Jose undertook a solo trek around Nagarkot, eventually crossing into an obscure village, where he stayed with a local Nepali woman, who trekked with him uphill and downhill in the area. Although they had never previously met, Jose knew he could trust the woman from the references found on her son Prakash Dangal’s profile on CouchSurfing.org.

CouchSurfing International, Inc., headquartered in California, was founded in 2004 and has 9 million users in 120,000 cities across the globe. The site connects users seeking meaningful travel experiences. The premise is predicated on the “idea that people anywhere would want to share their homes with strangers (or, as we like to call them), friends you haven’t met yet.” Participation can range from hosting a traveller in one’s home or meeting up with one for coffee, to simply chatting with a few at a local meeting.

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Chinese arrivals will hit 250k-mark soon: Envoy

KATHMANDU, AUG 02 – Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai on Friday said the number of Chinese tourists to Nepal would reach 250,000 within the next couple of years.

According to the Tourism Ministry, the number of Chinese visitors doubled to 89,509 in 2013, up from 46,360 in 2010. Arrivals from China in 2012 amounted to 71,861.

Speaking at a talk programme organised by Nepal China Society on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China, Wu said Chinese tourists would reach a quarter-million-mark in a few years, with increased flights between two countries and land connectivity with Rusuwa and cross Himalayan roads.

The rapid growth in Chinese arrivals is illustrated by the recently revised air services agreement (ASA). The new ASA permits Chinese carriers to operate 56 flights a week with any type of aircraft. Earlier, Chinese airlines were allowed to operate 14 flights every week.

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Tourist flow to Upper Mustang rises

BAGLUNG, Aug 3: The number of foreign tourists visiting Upper Mustang area in Mustang district increased to 3,729 in fiscal year 2013/14.
In the previous year, 3,266 foreign tourists had visited the controlled trekking area.

Breathtaking views, natural attraction and unique culture of local people are the major attractions of Upper Mustang. Trekkers have to pay a permit fee of US$ 500 to get the permit. The permit, which is issued by the Department of Immigration (DoI), is valid for 10 days. They need to pay additional $10 for each extra day.

With the rise in the number of trekkers, revenue collection via permit fee also increased in the review year. The government mobilized total revenue of Rs 185 million in permit fee from Upper Mustang. In the previous fiscal year, the government had collected Rs 156.7 million from permit fee.

Officials say the number of trekkers in Upper Mustang increased this year as Lonely Planet — the largest selling travel guidebook — had included Upper Mustang in the list of ‘Top 10 Best Regions to Travel in 2013’

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Recent tourist boom fuels airport binge in Asia

SINGAPORE: Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading their wings, leading to a boom in the Asia-Pacific region’s tourism sector.

Airlines have responded by setting up several new budget carriers and flying new routes — but many airports are unable to cope, forcing governments to either expand or simply build new airports.

“Through the next 10 years, we see more than 350 new airports in the Asia-Pacific and the investment cost will be well over $100 billion,” said Chris De Lavigne, a global vice president at business consultancy Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.

“China is building over 100 airports, India is building over 60 airports and Indonesia will also have to follow suit with investments in its infrastructure,” said De Lavigne, who closely tracks Asia’s aviation industry.

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