Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 5(7), pp. 467 - 475
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050701
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A Survey on Present Tourism in Nepal and Its Ripple Effects on Other Industries

Takumi Arai *, Masayuki Goto
School of Create Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan


Tourism is one of the most important industries in Nepal. Based on trends, various positive impacts are realized through tourism development. The local people can also receive benefits from infrastructure development and sanitation improvement. On the other hand, there are various benefits that only people working in the tourism industry can receive. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the difference of the benefits in order to expand the ripple effects on other industries, for the further promotion of tourism development. In this research, the consciousness and opinions of local people in Nepal are investigated through a field survey, using a questionnaire. To identify the difference of consciousness across the spectrum of business activities in Nepal, the survey targeted Nepalese respondents having a variety of occupations, including those directly and indirectly connected to the tourism sector. Through the results of the field survey, the differences of the effects and the benefits by occupation are identified, and the problems of the differences and the ripple effect from tourism development on other industries are also pointed out. In conclusion, we propose the way forward for people working in various industries to receive benefits from tourism development in Nepal.

Nepal, Economic Development, Tourism Industry, Sustainability, Tourism Development, Field Survey, Ripple Effects

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[1] Takumi Arai , Masayuki Goto , "A Survey on Present Tourism in Nepal and Its Ripple Effects on Other Industries," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 467 - 475, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050701.

(b). APA Format:
Takumi Arai , Masayuki Goto (2017). A Survey on Present Tourism in Nepal and Its Ripple Effects on Other Industries. Environment and Ecology Research, 5(7), 467 - 475. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050701.