Tourism in Nepal: A Historical Perspective and Present Trend of Development

Hari Prasad Shrestha, Prami Shrestha

Abstract

Tourism is the movement or travel of people from one place to another; whether it is within their own country or to other countries, for pleasure, business, pilgrimage and other purpose. The evolution of tourism dates back to ancient times. In Nepal, tourism, despite having a long history was, developed since 1950s only. The recent trend of tourists' arrival in Nepal seems satisfactory. However, from the perspective of tourism based resources and its availability in the country seems rather pessimistic. To promote tourism sector and its contribution to socio-economic sector of the country, we need to utilize available resources properly and beneficially. For this, there is need of dynamic and tourism friendly policy and joint effort of the government and the private sector as well.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/hjsa.v5i0.7039

Himalayan Journal of Sociology & Anthropology-Vol. V (2012) 54-75

Keywords

Tourism; Nepal
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