ACE tourism : trekking in Nepal
For years, thousands of trekkers have flocked to Nepal to enjoy the country's combination of spectacular mountain terrain and unique cultural practices. Unfortunately this influx of tourists has caused severe repercussions for the economic, environmental, social, and cultural integrity of the country. Sixty percent of tourism earnings are leaking out of the Nepalese economy. Deforestation, soil erosion, and inadequate sanitary practices are creating permanent changes to the physical environment and ecosystems in the area. Foreigners, who bring with them material wealth and apparent freedom, are influencing the younger members of Nepalese families. Tourism development and pressures are resulting in the erosion of cultural values and long-term damage to cultural traditions. The purpose of this study is to provide a sustainable model for trekking operations in Nepal. The proposed model includes a specific guideline of action for destination decision-makers. This guideline includes the planning process, determination of overall goals and objectives, funding, and logistics. This study gives a macro-overview of the current trekking situation in Nepal and offers and a better alternative for the future.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Business Administration
Business Administration -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Business Administration;Hiking -- Nepal;Tourism -- Nepal
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Cecil, Anne N., "ACE tourism : trekking in Nepal" (2002). HIM 1990-2015. 312.