A Glimpse of the Tourism Sector in Nepal
Tourism is one of the possible economic sectors in Nepal because tourists from different parts of the world arrive annually in the country for various purposes like taking pasture and entertainment, mountain-trekking, business, seminars and study, etc. In this context, the study analyzes the situation of tourism in Nepal in terms of arrival number, stay duration, and arrival purpose. This study aims to analyze a glimpse of the tourism sector in Nepal during the last forty years. The general objectives were to analyze the major types of tourism practices in Nepal, focusing on the number of tourists arriving in Nepal who present the record monthly arrivals, highlighting tourists’ visit purposes, sex composition and nationality. Both qualitative and quantitative data collected from secondary sources were analyzed through a mixed method as the methodological tool. Qualitative data are described in the paragraph and quantitative data are presented in the table. Findings and conclusions of the study are made on the basis of data interpretation and analysis. It is found that the tourism development is not so fruitful in Nepal because the coverage of GDP portion and total arrival numbers are not so high, whereas Nepal is known as the famous ecological and cultural zone in the world for visiting. The statistics show an overall glimpse of tourism in Nepal and provide guidelines for the future plans of the tourism sector.
Keywords: glimpse, tourism, Nepal, travel, tourist.
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