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Assignment on Sustainable Tourism Development in Nepal

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SUSTAINABLETOURISMDEVELOPMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1PART- 1...........................................................................................................................................15.1 Topic destination..............................................................................................................13.1 Sustainability in tourism development.............................................................................13.2 Factors hinder sustainable tourism development.............................................................22.1 Features of tourism development.....................................................................................2PART-2............................................................................................................................................31.1 Stakeholders planning for tourism development..............................................................34.1 Methods of solving conflicts of interest...........................................................................32.2 Significance of interactive planning systems and processes............................................43.3 Stages of sustainability planning......................................................................................4PART- 3...........................................................................................................................................42.3 Different measures available to measure tourist impact...................................................44.2 Implications of demand and supply..................................................................................54.3 Enclave tourism................................................................................................................71.2 Public/ private tourism partnerships.................................................................................75.2 Plan for Recommendation................................................................................................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
ILLUSTRATION INDEXIllustration 1: Equilibrium situation for demand and supply...........................................................5Illustration 2: Increase in Demand and Decrease in Supply Graph.................................................6Illustration 3: Decrease in demand and decrease in Supply Graph.................................................6
INTRODUCTIONSustainable tourism is considered as a concept of visiting a place as a tourist to makepositive impact on environment as well as on the economy (Barth, 2008). By considering theabove element, present report has been prepared on a tourist destination to Nepal because thenumber of tourists in the mentioned country is increasing significantly from last half of thedecade. The present report emphasises on concept of sustainability in tourism development alongwith different stages of planning for sustainability.PART- 15.1 Topic destinationFor sustainable development, tourism is considered as the largest industry in Nepal as ithelps in increasing country's foreign exchange and revenue. Further, the mentioned country isalso a hotspot destination for mountaineers, rock climbers and also for those who seeksadventures. Nepal also constitutes eight out of ten topmost mountains in the world. Moreover,Buddhist as well as Hindu heritage, along with mild and cool weather, attracts tourists towardsthe destination.Tourist destination in Nepal is visualized as a way to decrease the poverty in the countryand also to achieve the greater social equality. However, the drastic impact came in 2015 whenthe tourism was badly affected by the series of earthquakes (Knight, 2008). Further, from thestatistics of 2012, it was found that there was a slow growth rate which stood at 9.8%. NepalTourism Board (NTB) states that for the year 2012, 5.98 lakhs tourist have visited to the countryand for the next year NTB has declared Nepal Tourism Year where Board took an initiative toattract one million travellers from around the globe.3.1 Sustainability in tourism developmentSustainable tourism development guidelines and management practices are generallyapplicable to all types of tourists and destinations. For achieving sustainability, mentionedcountry requires active participation from the tourists in order to protect the nature and also theenvironment. Moreover, country must also emphasis on:Making the best use of the environmental resources that seeks a major component in thetourism development.1
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