Research Projects

CRT has following Research projects :

COMPLETED PROJECTS

The establishment of CRT was followed immediately by the worldwide spread of Covid 19 pandemic. The long nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions have obviously limited our work. However, the following study projects have already been completed so far.

  1. FEASIBILITY STUDY OF RAFTING AS AN ADVENTURE TOURISM ACTIVITY IN THE MELUNG STRETCH OF THE TAMAKOSHI RIVER (2021) This study was sponsored by the Melung Rural Municipality Office in Dolakha district of Nepal as part of their efforts to explore adventure tourism development opportunities at the local level.
  2. IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON THE TOURISM INDUSTRY OF NEPAL(2020) This study was conducted by CRT as its Corporate Social Responsibility. The findings were disseminated to wider audience including the Minister, Secretary and other senior officials in the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil aviation of the federal government of Nepal, and all major private sector umbrella organizations within the tourism industry. Click here for the PDF version of the report.

PROJECTS IN PIPELINE

The following projects are in pipeline. They will be commenced upon receiving financial support from any concerned agency/ies.

  1. Situation analysis of the domestic employment opportunities to the Nepalese hospitality management graduates
  2. Sustainable Development Goals and Nepal's tourism
  3. Enhancing sustainable tourism activities in and around Nepal's world heritage sites
  4. Public-Private partnership in tourism in Nepal
  5. An assessment of the achievements of two decades of Nepal Tourism Board
  6. A survey on the current status of arrivals and growth potentialities of Buddhist religious tourists in Nepal.
  7. A survey on the current status of arrivals and growth potentialities of Non-Indian Hindu religious tourists in Nepal.
  8. A reconnainse study on the existing services, facilities and safety measures to international tourists in Nepal's selected trekking routes.
  9. A brief study on the arrivals, stay, spending and market growth potentials of the Western European tourists in Nepal.

ONGOING PROJECTS

CRT has already commenced studies on the following projects. They are at various stages of implementation:

  • Feasibility study of Religious and Cultural Tourism in Tokha Municipality area in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Rapid appraisal of tourism development component in the periodic plans of selected municipalities in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal.
  • Analysis of the homestay operation in Kathmandu valley and its effects on the overall tourism industry of Nepal.
  • A brief study on the arrivals, stay, spending and market growth potentials of Indian tourists in Nepal.
  • A brief study on the arrivals, stay, spending and market growth potentials of Chinese tourists in Nepal.

OTHER ISSUES for RESEARCH

Apart from them, CRT has identified some 60 other research topics on several prominent issues. Such topics are broadly categorized under the following headings:

  1. Income related issues
  2. Service quality related issues
  3. Infrastructure related issues
  4. Provincial /local governments' capabilities related issues
  5. Tourism sector's backward and forward linkage with other economic sectors
  6. Tourism and Women's development
  7. Awareness issues at various levels of stakeholders
  8. Human resource development issues
  9. Product Diversification in tourism