Nepal’s Raaika Tours and Treks wins prestigious ‘Int’l Hospitality and Travel Awards 2019’
by Mausam on November 18, 2019 at 3:33 pm
The event was organised by the Tourism Development Corporation of India, Hospitality India and GTC event in the Indian capital city. The post Nepal’s Raaika Tours and Treks wins prestigious ‘Int’l Hospitality and Travel Awards 2019’ appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Timbung Lake attracting more tourists
by Mausam on November 1, 2019 at 2:29 pm
A majority of domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists including from India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh come to visit the Lake, especially from May to October. The post Timbung Lake attracting more tourists appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Visit Nepal Year 2020 event kicks off in Seoul
by Mausam on October 17, 2019 at 11:56 am
Issuing a press release today, KTTOAN said, the event was organised by Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat in co-operation with Nepal Embassy in Korea, Nepal Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The post Visit Nepal Year 2020 event kicks off in Seoul appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Making the climb to the summit of majestic Mt Fuji
by Kriti Joshi on September 5, 2019 at 10:04 am
People come from all over Japan to climb to the summit of Mount Fuji to see the sunrise. Buses from Tokyo's Shinjuku district conveniently drop climbers off at a station located at the 2,300-metre. The post Making the climb to the summit of majestic Mt Fuji appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city – MasterCard
by Mausam on September 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm
Bangkok was named the most-visited city for the fourth consecutive year, with about 22.8 million visitors reported in the annual rankings by MasterCard Inc. The post Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city – MasterCard appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Thailand extends visa fee waivers to boost tourism as growth slows
by Mausam on August 20, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The fee of 2,000 baht ($65) is to be waived unil next year for travellers from 18 countries, including China and India. The post Thailand extends visa fee waivers to boost tourism as growth slows appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites
by Kriti Joshi on August 13, 2019 at 7:39 am
Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on grey stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. The post Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) sets new world record of highest parachute landing
by Mausam on May 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) has set a new world record of highest parachute landing at the West Col of Barunste in the Nepali Himalaya on Sunday. The post Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) sets new world record of highest parachute landing appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Lonely Planet’s top destination suffers a blow after blasts
by Nishant Pokhrel on May 16, 2019 at 6:12 am
Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note. The post Lonely Planet’s top destination suffers a blow after blasts appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek
by Kriti Joshi on May 8, 2019 at 7:04 am
Whenever I told someone I was planning to climb to Mount Everest Base Camp this spring, I received the same shocked and wide-eyed response: "Be careful!" While that's good advice for any adventure, it was difficult to convince friends and family that this trip would not at all be the same thing as actually climbing Mount Everest. The post What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Fifteen statues and sculptures around the world that it's said will bring good fortune if touched
on December 12, 2019 at 5:26 pm
From a president's nose and a street sweeper's hat to boars' noses and the ears of a famous terrier. And in Paris this (left) bust of Dalida, the famous singer, who is said to bring luck if you rub her breasts.
Airline food of 2019 ranked and it's Air Canada and Alaska on top and Southwest bottom
on December 12, 2019 at 4:59 pm
Each year Dr Charles Platkin, executive director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, analyses the snacks and meals on offer from 11 US and Canadian carriers.
Influencers are increasingly visiting dangerous places as extreme travel firm sees bookings rise 30%
on December 12, 2019 at 4:20 pm
UK-based Lupine Travel, which specialises in extreme excursions, offers trips to destinations such as Afghanistan and Syria as well as North Korea. Many of its customers are influencers.
Jimi Hendrix is NOT to blame for Britain's plague of 170,000 parakeets
on December 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Striking ring-necked parakeets, the tropical green birds which now terrorise London neighbourhoods, have been sighted for decades and likely due to repeated releases, scientists say.
Venomous spider that rots FLESH with a single bite found in Mexico
on December 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm
The spider has been found living in household furniture in central Mexico and has been given the proper name Loxosceles tenochtitlan.
British Airways reveals new menu on flights from London Gatwick and it includes caviar
on December 12, 2019 at 10:27 am
The new food has a focus on provenance and BA says the provider, Newrest, has been 'working closely with suppliers in the south of England to source the best quality ingredients'.
Easyjet will resume flights to Tunisia for the first time since the 2015 Sousse massacre
on December 11, 2019 at 9:23 pm
The airline will operate two flights a week from London Gatwick to the beach resort of Enfidha, starting on May 2, 2020. UK airlines stopped flying to Tunisia in 2015 following Foreign Office advice.
More than 4,000 bus-sized craters created by TRASH are found on the seafloor near California
on December 11, 2019 at 6:48 pm
Scientists made a startling discovery off the coast of California while surveying North America's largest poskcmark. They found another 15,000 smaller craters and 30% were created by garbage.