HAN Circular

February 20, 2018


The HAN Member Hotels,

Sub: Opportunity to Advertise on SMART Display Screen at the HAN Airport Counter

In the light of new technologies and a boost to your business at the first point of contact at the Airport itself, we are pleased to inform you that the proposed LCD Screens at the HAN Airport counter are installed and ready to display the Advertisement for promoting and marketing of your property at the TIA HAN Counter.

The cost of Advertisement for the Smart Ad to promote your property through electronic display board at Tribhuvan International Airport HAN Tourist Information Counter for a 10 Second spot will be as follows:

  • ·5* Hotel:  20,000/-( Twenty Thousand rupees)
  • ·4*/Boutique/ Resorts: 15,000/-(Fifteen Thousand rupees)
  • ·3* Hotel: 12,000/-(Twelve Thousand rupees)
  • ·2*/1*/Tourist Standard hotel:  10,000/-(Ten Thousand rupees)

This tariff will be effective from 1st March, 2018 and is valid for a period of one year from the date of payment.

The contents of the 10 second spot will be at the discretion of the Hotel/ Property but should only include images of your property whether single or chain.

Kindly make the payment at the HAN Secretariat and handover the soft copy of the 10 second spot of your property in a pen drive to Mr. Rajib Amatya, HAN staff at TIA.

Hotel Association Nepal

One Day International Culinary Training by Dr. Rick Stefan

hef Dr. Rick Stefan appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Nepali cuisine by NTB

Hotel Association Nepal in association with Chefs Association Nepal, Restaurant & Bar Association of Nepal and World Association of Chefs Societies and with the support of Nepal Tourism Board and Department of Food Technology & Quality Control has successfully organized one-day workshop on "International Culinary Training"  today at Hotel Annapurna Kathmandu. The training program has received huge response from Nepali chefs. More than 200 chefs have actively participated in the training program where internationally renowned celebrity chef Dr. Rick Stefan imparted his knowledge on Culinary Arts. The program was also graced by the Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Prasad Devkota.

Dr. Rick Stefan the Director of Kitchens SAT, Singapore, Director of the Chefs Consortium and celebrity chef was the resource person of the program. He was born in Australia and now lives in Singapore. Dr. Stefan has reached the pinnacle of profession after working in major international hotel chains, top end clubs, owning his own restaurant for 12 years. He is the Director of Kitchen at one of the world’s largest airline caterer and also the director of Chefs Consortium.

 Dr. Stefan is a mentor to a large brigade of chefs in Asia and Australia and has been instrumental in the salubrious growth of culinary profession in Asia. He shared his wealth of knowledge on latest global culinary trends, and commercial kitchens though live demos on plating, garnishing, presentation and other practical methods to the participants from hotel & restaurants in Kathmandu

The objective of the training was to highlight the Experience Nepal-Cuisine and Culture Campaign and support to globalize the Nepalese cuisine. Since food is directly related to lifestyles, cultures, festivals, geography, nature and climate of a country and its people, the campaign claims that international tourists can explore our true cultures and traditions through our authentic cuisines. Hotel Association Nepal believes that the participants of the workshop have learned a great deal from Dr. Stefan and will apply their knowledge and expertise in promotion of Nepali cuisines internationally.

To honor his phenomenal contribution towards culinary arts, later in the evening, Dr. Rick Stephen was appointed as The Goodwill Ambassador of the Experience Nepal - Culture and Cuisines and Campaign to Globalize Nepali Cuisines by the CEO, Mr. D.R Joshi of Nepal Tourism Board. All the stakeholders in this Campaign are confident that Dr. Stefan will play a strong role in helping us promote the Campaign globally.

HAN organized Service Excellence Training for Tourist Standard Hotels

Hotel Association Nepal organized two days training on Service Excellence on February 5-6, 2018 at Airport Hotel, Kathmandu. The training was organized with the objective of educating the employees of HAN member hotels on Guest Satisfaction and Best Practices. The training was had 24 participants from various Member Hotels. Training program was conducted by Mr. Sanjeev Thapa. The Training was organized by Mr. Sajan Sakya, Treasurer HAN. The Secretary General Mr. Binayak Shah distributed certificates to the participants' ceremony. It has been proposed to hold similar Trainings targeting Tourist Standard Hotels outside of Kathmandu Valley over the next few months.

Campaign to Globalize Nepalese Cuisine: Cooking Demonstration for Recipe booklet and Info-graphic on 02 Feb at Patan Museum Cafe

The Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) in cooperation with the Nepal Tourism Board and the Chefs Association Nepal has taken the lead to putting The Experience Nepal - Cuisine and Culture Campaign and the Campaign to globalize Nepalese Cuisine on the table literally. The Twenty Signature dishes and four sauces depicting the best of Nepals cuisine, chosen by a panel of experts was prepared and showcased at the Patan Museum Cafe by the Chefs team for filming and photographing for the purpose of making the recipe booklets and infographic DVDs for distribution to Nepalese Restaurants and diaspora abroad, potential visitors and Agents for cooking guidelines and promotional purposes. The filming of the process is supported by NTB as a part of the ongoing campaign

The infographic videos will feature the dishes with preparation demos interspersed with footage of Nepal’s cultural and natural attractions. This will not only serve as a cooking guideline to the restaurants aboard but also as destination promotional Dvd . The recipe booklet will serve the same purpose. The menu will cater to all palates: Non-Veg, Veg and Vegan. To meet international standards, the prepared dishes will be sent for nutritional certification and calorie breakdown to the National food lab.

Taking forward the ongoing effort to globalize Nepalese cuisine led by Nepal’s veteran tourism pioneer Karna Shakya, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has launched the global ‘Experience Nepal’ to promote Nepali Cuisine and Culture in the international arena in 2018. The Experience Nepal C ad C and the Globalization of Nepalese Campaign plans to promote authentic Nepali cuisine abroad in cooperation with the ever growing number of Nepalese restaurants and Nepalese Diplomatic Missions established in foreign countries by serving authentic Nepalese food.

Mr. Binayak Shah, HAN Spokesman and GoNCC Coordinator said “ We aim to make Nepalese Cuisine with its immense varieties, natural origins and unique flavors the next new tourism product of Nepal”.  Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, NTB’s Hon PRR for Ireland is the Chief Coordinator abroad for the ‘Experience Nepal’ campaign. Shakya said, “The campaign plans to establish Nepalese restaurants in various countries as promotion hubs of Nepal by serving authentic Nepalese food in their menu. Mr. Sakya has been actively promoting the Campaign via social media and promotional programs abroad.