Nepal Tourism and Development Review 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Hem Raj Kafle Open Journal Systems <p>As far as we are aware, this journal is no longer being published.</p><p>A collaboration between Kathmandu University, School of Arts and Nepal Tourism Board. Full text articles available.</p> Impact of Tourism on Local Employment and Incomes in Three Selected Destinations: Case Studies of Sauraha, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Kamal Banskota <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 1-31</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Roles and Challenges of Women in Tourism Sector of Western Nepal: A Micro- Ethnographic Study 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Sony KC <p>This paper examines the association of women and men in tourism, with particular focus on women’s choices in picking roles, and challenges they encounter based on the roles they perform. This is a qualitative research paper based on the perceptions and expectations of women. It utilizes a month’s field data from a few villages of Western Nepal. The information is extracted from key informant interviews, participant observations, focus group discussions along with existing literatures and policy document reviews. Findings reveal that roles are determined by factors such as education, family background, physical condition, language, and the ability to set one’s own criteria. The gender-based roles are determined by demands of tourists and the demand for the nature of work. Unbearable workloads as referred to were undone dishes, laundry, children’s demand and pressure from in-laws. Challenges such as lack of secure job, bullying by close relatives and the ultimate failure in balancing family and work were mentioned. Families were determined as the crucial role players in shaping the lives of these women who perceived that a little support from family members made their roles easier.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 32-59</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Linkage between Tourism and Climate Change: A Study of the Perceptions of Stakeholders along the Annapurna Trekking Trail 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Shraddha Rayamajhi <p>This paper explores the relationship between tourism and climate change. It takes the perceptions of the stakeholders in the tourism sector, mainly the lodge-owners, guides and tourists in the Annapurna Trekking Trail.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 60-86</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Conflict in World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley: A Case Study on the Conservation of Private Houses in Three Durbar Squares 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Monalisa Maharjan <p>Conflict between heritage management authorities and the local residents has been critical to sustainable management of the World Heritage Sites (WHS) in Kathmandu Valley. This paper attempts to find out the reasons of such conflict by analyzing the facets of prevalent non-compliance of rules and regulations in Kathmandu Valley’s three World Heritage Sites: Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. This is a qualitative analysis of perceptions, understanding and interests of the local people and the heritage management authorities. The paper also reviews the existing national and international policy provisions on conservation of WHS and makes special notes about the conservation of private houses in the WHS.</p> <p>Cases were selected using snow-ball sampling technique. Structured interviews were conducted with key informants including concerned government officials and the local residents. The findings include such reasons of non-compliance of WHS regulations as overlapping and unclear roles of multiple institutions involved in the management of the WHS, lack of public participation in decision making, inadequate economic incentives to locals, ineffective implementation of compliance mechanisms.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 87-104</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Nepal's investment climate: Leveraging the private sector job creation and growth. 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Mahesh Banskota <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 160-167</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Editorial Vol.2(1) 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 The Editor <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Home-stay: Assessment in Lwang Ghalel 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Mandira Thapaliya Ganga Sagar Rai Abhash Shrestha Binaya Parajuli Ojeswee Pande <p>Home-stay tourism is a community-based programme introduced by the Government of Nepal, where tourists can have interaction and direct experience of the day-to-day life of the community. The concept of home-stay addresses the theme of eco-tourism in Nepal. The programme’s preliminary positive impact on women, local economy, environment, children and the community shows the effectiveness of the home-stay approach. This approach preserves the rural lifestyle, culture and identity. A growing number of locals are operating the home-stay programme, offering tourists a window into their local culture in areas without hotels.</p> <p>This paper briefly outlines the findings of a field research on the different aspects of home-stay tourism in Wards 2 and 3 of Lwang Ghalel Village Development Committee in Kaski district<strong>1</strong>. The study includes aspects which both help promote as well as adversely affect the operation of home-stay in the study area.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 105-140</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Impact of Tourism in the Local Economy of Bhaktapur 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Bijay Kumar Shahi <p>This paper outlines the major aspects of tourism in Bhaktapur. The focus is to describe how tourism influences the economy of Bhaktapur.</p> <p>Bhaktapur is one of the famous tourist destinations in Nepal. As it is just 11.2 km away from Kathmandu, it is recognized by travels and tours operators as a half-day sightseeing package. Many tourists also prefer staying in Bhaktapur as it is comparatively cleaner and more peaceful than Kathmandu. The fact that Bhaktapur lies on the way to various other famous tourist hot-spots such as Nagarkot and Dhulikhel has also helped to increase tourism in Bhaktapur. Major attractions of Bhaktapur famous among tourists include Taumadhi Square, Durbar Square, Pottery Square, and Dattatreya Square. Besides, there are various other places which, if promoted, can become famous among tourists.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 141-147</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Impact of Tourism in the Local Economy of Sauraha 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Prabin Dongol <p>This study explores the aspects of Chitwan as a tourist destination. The discussion is based on a field work in Chitwan National Park (CNP), Sauraha.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 148-154</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Tourism and Its Impact on the Local Economy of Nagarkot 2013-01-13T04:50:43+00:00 Sumita Rai <p>Nagarkot is a popular holiday destination 32 km north-east from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is situated at the altitude of 7, 200 feet. The place is known specifically for its dawn time, for a beautiful view of sunrise over the Eastern Himalayas. The best time to visit Nagarkot would be between October and March. Monsoon clouds obstruct wonderful views between June and September. Nagarkot is very much a resort village, where people come to escape the sweltering heat of the city and stay overnight. Very few visitors stay longer.</p> <p>This article, using field-notes, briefly describes the status of tourism at Nagarkot. The study takes the case of four major aspects of tourism industry – accommodations, restaurants, tourists and outlets – to examine the impact of tourism in the local economy.</p> <p>DOI: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 155-159</p> 2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c)