Save the Date | Workshop "Desirable tourism futures in Khumbu & Mustang"


Date: 13th February 2020 // 1st Falgun 2076 (10am-04pm)
Venue: Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu

The workshop will reflect on past and present challenges, opportunities as well as emerging issues on tourism development in mountain regions.

We welcome honourable guests such as Dr. Dhananjay Regmi (CEO Nepal Tourism Board) and Prof. Sanjay Nepal (University of Waterloo), a well-known tourism specialist.

The morning starts with a panel discussion including Nepal Tourism Board, Mr. Tripple P. Gurung (entrepreneur), Ms. Laxmi Gurung (entrepreneur, Mustang), and Mr. Laxman Adhikari (political representative, Khumbu – tbc) and Mr. Ashish Shrestha (HoneyGuide) on general issues of mountain tourism.

The afternoon will focus on interactive discussion sessions in small groups touching on topics such as: Tourism Development: New products, changing trends and patterns; Natural Hazards: Impacts on accessibility, settlements, attractions.

The intended aims of the workshop are:

  • raising awareness of present and future problems for the tourism industry in both regions;
  • identifying challenges and opportunities, problems and solutions;
  • reflecting a desirable (tourism) future and practical steps towards it;
  • sharing of knowledge, best practice and experiences between participants of both regions.

We invite local tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders from Solukhumbu and Mustang region to discuss key trends, challenges and opportunities for tourism development.

The workshop will take place in Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu and includes lunch and coffee breaks. Participation is free but registration is needed; the number of places is limited! Workshop is mainly in Nepali.


Workshop programme:

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The workshop is funded by the Austrian Academy of Science and the OEAD.


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