The detailed study report on tourism titled “Review and Overview of Economic Contribution of Tourism Sector in Nepal” focuses increasing the economic contribution of Tourism in the economy.
As a sector that plays a vital role in sustenance and advancement of Nepalese economy and is widely recognized as one of the sectors with high growth potential and comparative advantage, tourism was one of the key five sectors in NEGA, 2012.
“The impact analysis of the tourism sector has revealed that the tourism sector positively helps a country in terms of (i) employment generation, (ii) infrastructural development, (iii) cultural preservation, (iv) environmental protection, (v) foreign exchange earnings, and (vi) expansion of healthcare and education centers, among others. However, if the country cannot manage the sector effectively, it can also lead to adverse situations including environmental and cultural degradation, higher dependency of the economy leading to unsustainability, less opportunities for local people and goods due to branded goods and services, high costs for preserving beauty and protecting the wildlife, illicit trade including drug peddling and trafficking of endangered species” – An excerpt
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