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Socio-cultural, economic and physical impacts of tourism in the southern part of Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Show simple item record Gurung, Lal P. 2010-06-21T04:32:09Z 2010-06-21T04:32:09Z 1989
dc.description.abstract My particular interest in preparation of this dissertation is my concern about the deteriorating socio-cultural and physical environment of the Modi Khola valley. The apparent conflict between tourism and the environment is largely due to the difficulties of protecting the environment in the face of economic pressures to promote the growth of tourism. The economic pressures arise because tourism is a means of generating income in depressed areas, like the Modi Khola valley. Being a local person of the valley, I am aware of the needs of the local people. To understand the problems, it is necessary to identify differing priorities between rich western nations which generally see the destruction of the environment as a pressing problem affecting everyone in the world, and poor nations like Nepal, whose priorities are first to raise their living standard. What is lacking here is a proper system of management of both tourists and resources, and a better knowledge based on sound research, to avoid the negative impact of tourists. This dissertation provides an overview of tourism in the Modi Khola valley and its impact on the local communities. It provides recommendations to minimise these impacts. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lincoln College, University of Canterbury en
dc.subject tourism conflict en
dc.subject Modi Khola en
dc.subject socio-cultural environment en
dc.subject physical environment en
dc.subject economic pressure en
dc.subject tourism impacts en
dc.subject Nepal en
dc.subject development en
dc.title Socio-cultural, economic and physical impacts of tourism in the southern part of Annapurna Region, Nepal en
dc.type Dissertation en University of Canterbury en Diploma en Diploma in Parks and Recreation Management en
lu.thesis.supervisor Devlin, P. J.
lu.contributor.unit Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport en
dc.rights.accessRights Digital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan. en
dc.subject.anzsrc 150601 Impacts of Tourism en
dc.subject.anzsrc 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography en

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