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'It's not mass tourism': Using tourism to ameliorate poverty for village women in Nepal

conference contribution
posted on 09.03.2018, 00:00 by Wendy HillmanWendy Hillman, Kylie RadelKylie Radel
The owner of an all-women’s trekking tourism company in Nepal was interviewed regarding women’s empowerment in the tourist sector in Nepal. The research was undertaken in order to identify approaches to ameliorate poverty for women living in rural and remote Nepal. Many impoverished and marginalised Nepali women have been empowered and ‘lifted out of poverty’ through the implementation of training and instruction programs designed to prepare them with skills to participate in the tourist industry in Nepal. The participant narrated stories of women’s moves from a lowly status in their home and village to levels of responsible positions in tourism and, in some cases, of running their own businesses. The research shows that through a grassroots approach to educating and informing women, avenues for self-improvement, self-advancement and growth through the development of local tourism are advancing the women, their villages and the country. But, as Nepal is still an emerging economy, there is a long way to go.

History

Editor

Scerri M; Hui LK

Start Page

1006

End Page

1011

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

08/02/2016

Finish Date

11/02/2016

eISSN

1303-2917

ISBN-13

9780994514103

Location

Sydney, Australia

Publisher

Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)

Place of Publication

Sydney, NSW.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

CAUTHE 2016: Annual Conference, 26th, 2016