Caring mountains and tourist spots: forward-looking planning is an urgent priority

Caring mountains and tourist spots: forward-looking planning is an urgent priority

The tourism industry is an enormous industry comprising of several sectors such as hospitality, travel, tours, transport, attractions, and entertainments. All these activities are interconnected and linked. Tourism contributes significantly to the economic development of a nation and is one of the biggest sources of foreign currency earning that create jobs on a larger scale. Unlike other sectors of economic activities, tourism creates jobs in remote areas where job opportunities are scarce. Local hotels, restaurants,…

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Aloft Hotel brands  for the global traveller

Aloft Hotel brands  for the global traveller

Mr Vikram Singh is  the General Manager of Aloft Hotel, Chhaya Center in Thamel Kathmandu. The soft opening of the hotel will take place on 17 July 2019. He talked about different  aspects of the newly commissioned hotel and tourism promotion in Nepal.Exercepts Has Aloft Hotel been added as a 5 star hotel? What are your current operational preparations for a positive start? Aloft Kathmandu Thamel, has received 5-star certification. Aloft hotels are part of…

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Nepal’s central bank bans use of unregistered foreign digital payment systems

Nepal’s central bank bans use of unregistered foreign digital payment systems

Nepal’s central bank has banned the foreign digital payment systems as they are not registered in Nepal. By issuing a notice, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) barred the use of these payment systems stating that their use resulted in the country losing foreign income and as well as Nepali government losing taxes from the service transactions inside the country. Use of any QR Code, POS Machine related to foreign payment system or other payment system…

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Travel & Tourism: Driving Women’s Success

Travel & Tourism: Driving Women’s Success

Tourism Timees Reporter The WTTC has published a report that examines women’s employment in Travel & Tourism amongst the G20 and a few additional countries. The major highlights of the report are as below: Increasing female employment plays a role in reducing poverty, sustaining economic growth, and supporting women’s empowerment and independence. Some of the key highlights Travel & Tourism has almost twice as many female employers than other sectors. The sector provides women with…

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Faulty Trekking Permit System to be scrapped

Faulty Trekking Permit System to be scrapped

Upamanyu Raman Trekking is one of the major tourism activities in Nepal.  The topography of the country has provided magnificent avenues for tourists, travelers, and mountaineers. Nepal has attracted thousands of trekkers from around the world. History of the organized and commercial trek in Nepal started in 1960. Every year thousands of adventurist trekkers flock to Nepal. Trekking business has become a leading tourist activity. Travel and trekking agencies are the main service providers whose…

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