Like in Bangladesh, domestic travelers can revive Nepal’s tourism industry

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Travelling is the greatest form of learning. There is a saying that the world is a book, and that those who don’t travel read only one page. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller may not be aware, and that’s the beauty of travelling. Wherever we go, we should go with our heart. We travel becausewe want to, because the annoyance of being confined to one place is being outweighed by the visceral thrill of being some place new. Sometimes, it’s not only about a holiday or a form of relaxation, sipping daiquiris on an unspoilt tropical beach or trekking in the mountains. It’s also about the tedious act itself, just putting some miles between home and wherever you happen to spend the night. It should be fun.

We feel great travelling to different places. We get fulfilment by travelling. There is a saying that if travelling was free, you would never see me again. It hits our old thoughts and chokes down with new ideas and thoughts. We get to learn about different cultures, societies, traditions and places. There are many places to travel, and Nepal is one of them. What doesn’t Nepal have? Nepal is rich in natural resources, diverse cultures and traditions. The Nepal Himalaya is one of the greatest destinations for trekking. The highest mountain Everest lies here. The real thrill of adventure is found here.

Nepal’s bewitching beauty can attract many travellers. Though the earthquake left disastrous effects on Nepal, it’s still safe to visit. Many countries have barred their citizens from travelling to Nepal due to the earthquake, but now it is safe to travel.

Now, in Nepal, slowly domestic tourists are on rise. Those were days, when local tourists were rare but now trend has changed. Domestic tourists can be vital for economic development. We can take example of Bangladesh. According the Economist, in 2000 just 300,000 Bangladeshis went on holiday within their country; in 2017, 7m did. The figures for last year and this are likely to be higher still. Now the business is booming due to domestic tourists.

It further states Most domestic tourists have a hankering for pampering. Down the road from Shanti Bari are the Grand Sultan and the Palace Luxury Resort, marble-clad complexes with swimming pools and games rooms stocked with Playstations. High-end hotels have sprung up elsewhere, too. First come the locals, then come the foreigners, or so the government hopes. 

Like in Bangladesh, Nepal too can boom its tourism industry by domestic tourists. Let’s invite foreign tourists too and let’s promote domestic tourists as well.


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