A Home away from home – Home Stay

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