1. Research

CRT is engaged in quality research, study and consulting services in all areas within the broad scope of the tourism sector of Nepal. Such studies will be on the periphery of cautious utilization of Nepal's rich arts and cultures, long lived traditions, and the unique nature it is blessed with. We particularly focus on:

  • Tourism development plans
  • Feasibility studies
  • Needs assessments
  • Baseline surveys
  • Endline surveys
  • Evaluation studies
  • Impact studies
  • Exploratory research
  • Case studies, etc

Our research works are basically in the areas of policy and programmes crucial to the sustainable development of Nepal's tourism sector and the prudent management of all the natural and cultural resources associated. The following are some of the broad areas of our research interest.

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Regenerative tourism
  • Indegenous tourism
  • Community tourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Agritourism
  • Responsible tourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Nature based tourism

Our engagement in research are basically of two types:

  1. a) specific research in particular issues as per the sponsors' needs
  2. b) other studies conducted at CRT's own initiative as part of its commitment to sustainable development of Nepal's tourism sector. A list of our research projects is given here.

2. Advocacy

We advocate for the following:

  1. Wise and planned use of all natural, cultural and heritage resources of Nepal for the sustained development of its tourism sector,
  2. Estimation of required human, material and financial resources for the long term, medium term and the short term development of tourism sector at the federal, provincial and local levels
  3. An urgent need to check the unhealthy growth of the tourism sector and the haphazard exploitation of the scarce natural resources, surfacing basically due to the absence of proper planning of the tourism sector
  4. Formulation of authentic and well-spelt tourism sector development plans at each of the local government units in Nepal
  5. Need of clear understanding in the concerned stakeholders at the respective levels of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with the development of tourism sector
  6. All public resource allocations in the tourism sector tied up with the concerned government plans and programmes
  7. Partnership between the three tiers of governments in the development of the tourism sector
  8. Full utilization of the NGO sector strength for the development of tourism
  9. Private sector's increased role in the tourism development related policy formulation
  10. Priority to the development of tourism sector for the overall economic and social development of the country.
  11. Realization of the strength of tourism sector to uplift the economic and social status of the mass population in Nepal.

3. Research Findings Dissemination

CRT produces research insights reports, primary desk research reports, diagnostic surveys and detailed reports on the works it conducts on various aspects of the Nepalese tourism sector. Dissemination of the findings of its innovative work for the greater benefit of Nepal's tourism sector is one of CRT's core concerns. The government policymakers, private sector organizations, researchers, academics, Nepal's development partners and other international organizations will be able to use its research findings and policy prescriptions. Such findings will be disseminated through reports, publications and seminars,

CRT occasionally organizes national and international seminars and conferences on relevant themes to create public and private sector interest in the development of Nepal's tourism sector.

4. Drawing Global Attention to Pertinent Issues

CRT draws global attention to crucial issues on Nepal's tourism sector demanding immediate actions

CRT participates meaningfully in international fora to share all genuine concerns drawn from its research findings,

5. Partnership with International Research Organizations

  1. CRT builds working partnership with international organizations interested in the development of Nepal's tourism sector
  2. It welcomes partnership with research and consulting organizations interested in Nepal's tourism sector
  3. It is capable of and fully prepared to provide strong local partnership in all such endeavors.