Mohan Prasad Khanal (top), director of the Corporate and Marketing Division of the Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) has been appointed acting general manager of the national flag carrier. He replaces KB Poudel. Khanal brings with him 25 years of experience working in the state-owned airline that may come handy in its possible new avatar as a public limited company.
Meanwhile, Tek Bahadur Dangi (below) has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and succeeds Pradeep Raj Pandey. Dangi joined NTB when it was established in January 1999 as director for tourism and marketing promotion. NTB selected Dangi after an intensive selection process.
Meanwhile, Royal Nepal Airlines has introduced an on-board lottery scheme to entice more Indian tourists to visit Nepal. Passengers on flights to and from India can win free flights and holidays in Nepal. On a recent flight from Bangalore, however, a Nepali passenger on seat 11-A was the lucky winner. Indian tourists registered a 40 percent increase in February compared to last February, as Nepal's tourism industry continues to rebound.