Entrepreneurship in the Peripheral Regions: A Case of Tourism in the Himalayan Village Manang, Nepal Entrepreneurship in the Peripheral Regions : A Case of Tourism in the Himalayan Village Manang, Nepal
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This study attempts to describe the impact of tourism on the Himalayan village Manang in Western Nepal. The people of Manang have been famous for their international trading since the 1960s and those who experienced success in international trading began to migrate to Kathmandu and buy real estate. Manang is located along the trekking routes of the Annapurna Circuit and has had many trekkers since the 1980s. Since Nepali democracy in 1990, the trading business has become more competitive, so some residents decided to enter the tourism industry in Kathmandu or Manang. Compared with the situation in Kathmandu, in the peripheral region such like Manang they needed to put more effort into providing modern facilities and services to meet the demands of tourists because of its remote location. Some hotel owners introduced eco-friendly and advanced technology to provide modern facilities. However, tourists who prefer to visit peripheral regions regret such development, and start to look for other 'hidden' villages. Although tourism development is beset by these contradictions, the people of Manang have accepted the situation and just appropriated the entrepreneurship that have ever developed their livelihoods including international trade.
国際学研究 (46), 1-18, 2014-10