The Himalayan Times: The tourism-related activities in the protected areas which consist of national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas are now under purview. Although there was no legal framework the government had imposed a ban in July 2012 prohibiting the private sector from operating hotels, resorts and tourism related activities in these protected areas. Continue reading
Nepal’s travel and tourism sector directly generated 487,500 jobs last year representing 3.5 percent of the total employment in the country, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said.
This figure is estimated to grow 4.0 percent to 506,500 in 2015, according to a report published by the WTTC entitled Travel and Tourism Economic Impact 2015.
MUSTANG: A 75-km long alternative route has been constructed here to promote tourism.
The alternative route was opened after the roadway from Beni of Myagdi to Muktinath shadowed the world famous Annapurna trekking route encompassing the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)