Nepal Tourism and Development Review https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR <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> School of Arts Kathmandu University en-US Nepal Tourism and Development Review 2091-2234 Editorial Vol.2(1) https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7377 <p>DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7377">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7377</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012</p> The Editor Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7377 Home-stay: Assessment in Lwang Ghalel https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7382 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7382">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7382</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 105-140</p> Mandira Thapaliya Ganga Sagar Rai Abhash Shrestha Binaya Parajuli Ojeswee Pande Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 105 140 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7382 Impact of Tourism in the Local Economy of Bhaktapur https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7383 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7383">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7383</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 141-147</p> Bijay Kumar Shahi Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 141 147 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7383 Impact of Tourism in the Local Economy of Sauraha https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7384 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7384">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7384</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 148-154</p> Prabin Dongol Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 148 154 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7384 Tourism and Its Impact on the Local Economy of Nagarkot https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7385 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7385">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7385</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 155-159</p> Sumita Rai Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 155 159 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7385 Impact of Tourism on Local Employment and Incomes in Three Selected Destinations: Case Studies of Sauraha, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7378 <p>DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7378">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7378</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 1-31</p> Kamal Banskota Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 1 31 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7378 Roles and Challenges of Women in Tourism Sector of Western Nepal: A Micro- Ethnographic Study https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7379 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7379">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7379</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 32-59</p> Sony KC Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 32 59 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7379 Linkage between Tourism and Climate Change: A Study of the Perceptions of Stakeholders along the Annapurna Trekking Trail https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7380 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7380">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7380</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 60-86</p> Shraddha Rayamajhi Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 60 86 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7380 Conflict in World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley: A Case Study on the Conservation of Private Houses in Three Durbar Squares https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7381 <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="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7381">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7381</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 87-104</p> Monalisa Maharjan Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 87 104 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7381 Nepal's investment climate: Leveraging the private sector job creation and growth. https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NTDR/article/view/7386 <p>DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7386">http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7386</a></p> <p>Nepal Tourism and Development Review Vol.2(1) 2012 160-167</p> Mahesh Banskota Copyright (c) 2013-01-13 2013-01-13 2 1 160 167 10.3126/ntdr.v2i1.7386