According to official figures, the total number of hotels in Nepal are 669 (all categories) with a total capacity of 26,063 beds. If one million tourists had visited Nepal in 2011 as expected during Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY 2011), it would have meant that the country would have had a shortfall of 822 beds daily. Continue reading
A homestay is a cultural exchange in which a person visiting or temporarily staying in another country lives with a family in the host country. There are home stays for short periods (one night or a weekend) and for longer periods.
Nepal Tourism Year 2011 is expected to attract one million foreign tourists. With 669 hotels including all categories and a combined capacity of 26,063 beds, this would mean a shortfall of 822 beds daily. The concept of homestay program is considered to be the best alternative to hotel accommodation in the hospitality industry. It is a unique opportunity based mostly in villages and away from urban towns. Continue reading