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Socio-economic and Cultural Impact of Homestay Tourism in Local Community in Nepal: A Case Study of Siruari Village Syanja Nepal

Authors: Ram Chandra Bhandari, Laxman Thapa, Amrit Thapa

Country: Nepal View / Download Full Text PDF File


Abstract: The main aim of this study is to explore the socio-economic and cultural impact of homestay tourism in the local community of Sirubari village in Nepal. To accomplish the desired objective, the study has two fundamental objectives - to study the tourists' inflow trend during the study period of the current five years, and the socio-economic and cultural impact of homestay tourism on homestay households and non-homestay households in the village. To meet the objectives, the study has used descriptive and analytical research design using both qualitative and quantitative data from primary and secondary data sources determining samples from the population. The study selected samples using random sampling among the homestay operators and convenient sampling among the non-homestay households. For the primary data collection, the study has used both structured questionnaires and open interviews with the respondents. For the data analysis, the study used SPSS. The study concluded that the trend of tourists' arrival was increasing until 2019-20 AD. However, due to the influence of the global pandemic COVID-19, the trend of tourists' arrival appeared to be reduced remarkably, as it has been reduced by 58.95% in the year 2020-21. Likewise, homestay tourism in Sirubari noticed to be a pioneer to the socio-economic and cultural empowerment in the local community, as the homestay households increased to twenty-three from seventeen during these recent five years as compare to the period earlier to this study that there were only 17 homestay households until 2016-15 AD. Finally, the study observed that most of the key factors socio-economic and cultural assistance of local community is highly appreciated.

Keywords: Accommodation, Homestay, Nepal


Paper Id: 1361

Published On: 2022-01-27

Published In: Volume 10, Issue 1, January-February 2022

Cite This: Socio-economic and Cultural Impact of Homestay Tourism in Local Community in Nepal: A Case Study of Siruari Village Syanja Nepal - Ram Chandra Bhandari, Laxman Thapa, Amrit Thapa - IJIRMPS Volume 10, Issue 1, January-February 2022.

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