Analysis of Tourist Arrival in Nepal

Authors

  • Laxmi Kanta Sharma CEDA, TU, Kirtipur, Nepal
  • Ambika Ghimire Central Department of Environmental Science, TU, Kirtipur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/cognition.v2i1.55573

Keywords:

Tourism trend, average length of stay, average expenditure per day per tourists

Abstract

The present paper is prepared based on review of literature and secondary data with an objective to analyze the trend of tourist arrivals in Nepal in last eighteen years. Attempt has been made to capture different aspects of tourist arrivals in Nepal. Rate of tourist arrival in Nepal has been found increasing since 2016 with decreasing rate of average expenditure per visitor. Nepal has been formally open for international tourists since 1951 and mountain tourism is the pioneer of all. The overall average length of stay of tourists in Nepal is about 11.77 days for last 18 years. Nepal is popular destination for youths and adults. The fraction of tourist arrival from five countries are; India (16.57%), China (13.1%), USA (7.83%), Sri lanka (5.94%) and United Kingdom (5.41%). The percentage of male tourist visiting Nepal has been found ever larger than female and major purpose of tourists travelling to Nepal is for the Holiday Pleasure.

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Author Biography

Laxmi Kanta Sharma, CEDA, TU, Kirtipur, Nepal

Associate Professor of Economics

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Published

2019-10-30

How to Cite

Sharma, L. K., & Ghimire, A. (2019). Analysis of Tourist Arrival in Nepal. Cognition, 2(1), 66–79. https://doi.org/10.3126/cognition.v2i1.55573

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