Destination Management for Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study of Bungamati and Khokana

Authors

  • Ananda Ghimire Faculty of Management, Kathmandu Model College, TU, Nepal
  • Deep Kumar Baral Faculty of Management, Kathmandu Model College, TU, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/idjina.v1i1.51961

Keywords:

destination, sustainable, tourism, cultural destination, local people, community, triple bottom line

Abstract

Development is a peaceful transformation of all round betterment. Tourism is one of the best means to attain development at the local level. To be sustainable, it must be accepted by the local people. The local people need to be aware of tourism, involve in tourism activities, realize its benefit, and impacts to be sustainable. Nepal, as a destination, includes many destinations within it such as Everest region, Annapurna region, Pokhara, Chitwan, and so on. Kathmandu Valley as a destination contains seven World Heritage Sites, which is a world record by itself. Among several local heritage sites, culturally rich Newar villages of Bungamati and Khokana have all the basic elements to be a tourism destination. The comparative analysis of these two destinations analyze the local perception about tourism, sustainable tourism, impacts and benefits of tourism and identifies the variables and factors needed to be studied to be a sustainable tourism destination.

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Author Biographies

Ananda Ghimire, Faculty of Management, Kathmandu Model College, TU, Nepal

Ananda Ghimire is a faculty of management in different institutions. As a consultant, he is involved with Nature Trails Travel and Trekking. He has been fully devoted to Academic Tourism. To support tourism education, he has written many books as well as dozens of articles on tourism and hotel management in national and international journals.
Email: ananda_ghimire@outlook.com

Deep Kumar Baral, Faculty of Management, Kathmandu Model College, TU, Nepal

Deep Kumar Baral teaches general management at Kathmandu Model College, TU. His areas of interest are general management and marketing studies. He has published textbooks on marketing for secondary level and, especially for class 11 and 12.
Email: deepbaralpappu@gmail.com

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Ghimire, A., & Baral, D. K. (2022). Destination Management for Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study of Bungamati and Khokana. Interdisciplinary Journal of Innovation in Nepalese Academia, 1(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3126/idjina.v1i1.51961

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Part I: Management, Social & Computer Science