Though Nepal is culturally, naturally and geographically rich, here are some problems and challenges to promote the tourism industries. Some of the problems and challenges to promote and develop the tourism are as follows:
(i) Lack of infrastructural development:
Nepal is beautiful country with various natural sceneries, historical and religious sites, arts & architecture and social cultures. Nepal can be the best tourism spot with the help of its unique features. But due to lack of infrastructural development it is unable to utilize its features. If we are able to provide all the infrastructural facilities we can attract a large number of tourists in our country.(ii) Lack of conservation of cultural and religious sites:
Nepal is country rich in cultural and religious sites which helps to attract large number of tourists. But due to lack of conservation activities such sites are being deteriorated which hampers tourism development.(iii) Inadequate means of entertainment:
The means of entertainment for tourists are not sufficient and properly managed. As mainly tourists visit Nepal to pass their leisure time by hoping to get more entertainment. But means of entertainment are not properly managed for tourists. So, it is a major problem of tourism industries.(iv) Lack of tourists goods:
The goods which are used by tourists are not produced in Nepal. The tourists goods are imported from different countries which are very expensive. If the required goods are manufactured in our country many tourists will visit Nepal.(v) Lack of proper tourism centers:
We do not have proper tourism centers to provide them necessary informations. Tourists does not want visit places without any information. So, tourism centers should be established in order to increase number of tourists.(vi) Lack of publicity:
Nepal is the beautiful country with various natural, cultural and historical sites. But without its publicity it has got no importance. Nepal is unknown to many peoples in the world which affects tourism development.
(vii) Lack of facilities and safety for tourists:
We are unable to provide better facilities and security to the tourists which is defecting tourism development in our country. They should be free from fear and provided with better facilities which helps to increase number of tourists.(viii) Internal conflict:
There is a high chance of internal conflicts in Nepal such as strike, Banda, political movements etc. which damages the reputation of tourism development in Nepal among the tourist community.
|I am forty years old and from Germany. I completed well - organized trek to Dolpa. It is almost restricted for tourist. I felt hardship while walking. But wonderful scenery and pleasant villages lessened the hardship.|
|Hi! I am Tom. I have just spent three week time in Thailand I am a students. I want to have a cheap trip of sunrise and sea beach.|
|I like the history of Buddhism. Therefore arranged a guide and a porter. I spent very interesting days visiting the Buddhist monasteries in Nepal.|
"Necessity of development of the Tourism sector"
The tourist who come to Nepal want to go to fully managed trekking of Dolpa. But this region is restricted for the tourists. Even so they feel through the foot trip and sightseeing of other places. Tourist also aim to view sun rising and visit the coastal areas. Nepal can be a famous place for viewing sunrise. Many tourists who want to study the history of Buddhism also come to Nepal.
Five problems created by extinction of tourism are:
The five major problems regarding the tourists industry of Nepal are:
Unplanned tourism can bring many problems. Some of them are the following:
There could be problems because of increasing tourists. The following are four possibilities to solve these problems
Tourism is one of the main income sources of Nepal. Six percent of national income is derived from tourism industry in Nepal. Tourism is an important foreign currency earning source of Nepal. Nepal needs foreign currency to import many important items. In 1999-2000 alone Nepal earned 12073.9 million rupees. So, it should be well developed. But since few years ago the tourism industry is in poor condition. It is because of the following reasons.
The three problems that tourists bring into are as follows:
Tourism has been one of our important parts of our body because our life or livelihood depends on it. 6% income sources are supported by it. Mountains, rivers, our diverse culture, different geographical features hotels, lodges, friendliness etc. have attracted a greater number of tourists of Nepal. Although it is getting developed, some problems are still prevailing in the sector of tourism. They are:
Tourism is the most potential sector from which Nepal can be tagged as a developed country. A full swing beauty ranging from east to west has given magnificent ideal place to allure people of any part of the world.
World heritage sites are valued as international pride and wealth. To have them in larger or greater number is a pride and glory for a country. National or international tourists make crowd to visit them. But nowadays many such sites are affected by pollution. It disturbs the quality, dignity and popularity of such sites. For having such problem the governmental policy, tourists and local people are triangularly responsible in my view.
The government should from the beginning make budget allocation, manage security, make further plans to enhance it advanced.
Similarly, the local people close to it should show their initiative to protect it by mobilization of volunteers, coordination with the governmental authorities, stopping any types polluting factors.
The tourists on the other hand should equally be responsible because their behavior and act shows the civilization. They should stop any anti-social activities.
Tourism is considered as a very fragile industry. Even a small situation can lead this industry to the zero level. Nepal definitely possesses great potential for the development of tourism. But its development or progress is not at all the development. The main reasons behind these facts are:
Which is not the possibilities of tourism in Nepal?
Diverse in landscapes and topography
Highest peak in the world
None of above
Rich in bio-diversity