Focus and Scope

Tourism encourages in-depth discussion and critique of key questions within the subject. It focuses on research problems in various tourism and recreational environments-ecological, economic, social-cultural and attempt to seek solutions for sound growth and development with conservation. The journal carries regular features such as research probe, post-publisher reviews and book review. It contains both applied and theoretical work that addresses tourism inquiry, method and practice. It welcomes contributions from the broad gamut of subjects that make up the stuff of tourism studies.

This journal is designed to be accessible to both new and experienced researchers and practitioners on a global basis. The aims of the journal are to: encourage the full range of approaches which are available to the study of tourism, bring together researchers from different subject backgrounds for interdisciplinary and post disciplinary debate, develop the theoretical base on which the study of tourism is built, provide a basis for the development of critical approaches to the study of tourism, disseminate new approaches, concepts, frameworks, methods, models and practices which may be developed in the study of tourism and promote new research.

Peer Review Process

Articles are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Ramesh Raj Kunwar
School of Hotel Management
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Associate Editor:
Basant P. Joshi
Director/Head of School
School of Hotel Management
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe
Former Dean of Institute of Engineering Nepal
Chairperson, Board of Directors
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Ram Mahohar Shrestha
Professor of AIT
Bangkok
Thailand

Prof. Dr. Sudarshan Raj Tiwari
Co-Chairperson, Academic Council
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Prem Nath Maskey
Member, Academic Council
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Umesh Shrestha
Vice-Chairperson, Board of Directors
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Pramod Pradan
Member, Board of Directors
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

Bhupa Das Rajbhandari
Executive Director, Management Team
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)
Knowledge Village, Khumaltar
Lalitpur, Nepal

IMI University Centre Switzerland

IMI University Centre Switzerland is a prestigious institution in Switzerland has educational partnership with hotel schools, business schools and other educational institutes around the globe. It is one of the Switzerland’s leading providers of higher education in tourism, hospitality and events management with third rank holder in providing the quality of education in this region.

IMI has the expression of a philosophy which is based on the holistic development of students. It brings many facets of the human lives together in a single brotherhood that is precisely the reason why it has become a magnet for students from very different continents. In July 29, 2010, IMI established partnership with Asian Institutes of Technology and Management (AITM) in Nepal (Former WhiteHouse School of Hotel Management). The new memorandum of understanding (MOA) between IMI University Switzerland, and Asian Institution of Technology and Management (AITM) signed on 25th of February 2013, for another six years to offer higher diploma in international Hotel and Tourism management (HDHM) in Nepal.

AITM School of Hotel Management, Kathmandu

Established in 2006, with the name WhiteHouse School of Hotel Management, AITM Hotel Management is committed to creating Global Hospitality Leaders through empirical coaching research and industrial collaboration for customer delight. AITM School of Hotel Management equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding faculty members is well poised to transform the dream of young school graduates into the realities of becoming tomorrow’s leaders in the global hospitality industry. AITM-SHM does not just train but literally carve out and transform the young learners into the latter’s desired form of future.

We teach the would-be hoteliers to walk their talk by equipping and empowering them with the cutting-edge-skill and knowledge of new trends in hospitality management so that they can positively channelize the every emerging new challenge into innovative experiences and rewarding careers.