Published on : Friday, October 9, 2015
The tourism industry on Nepal has already been hit by a series of natural disasters. The country is facing the worst kind of setback and just when it was trying to bring things together to revive its possibilities of building its tourism sector , the recent incidents of violence had again dampened its chances of making the most from the tourism season, which would have started from September.
The US has already warned its citizens against travelling to Nepal. A lot of travellers from the US travel to Nepal to pursue adventure tourism in the Himalayas. After the earthquakes the situation was already a bit complex and travellers were apprehensive. But after much persuasion and global support the tourism industry was trying to get back on its feet. A country that largely depends on tourism for its revenue is already grappling to get its industry ready, however civil disturbance are acting as an unfavourable factor for the country to get back its tourism.
Climatic factors since June to September, with heavy monsoons had left the tourism industry in a lull, but the trekking season starts from September. Owing to the earthquakes many roads are already closed for trekking but with prevailing disturbances there are few chances for the industry to make use of this opportunity.
The State Department has also confirmed that sporadic demonstrations and civil unrest in the Tarai region of Nepal which may affect tourist Travel in the Southern region which consists of the Chitwan National Park and Lumbini. There are chances that the peaceful demonstrations can turn violent and curfews in some areas will naturally disrupt tourists from moving freely.