Jobs Loss in Nepal Tourism Industry
How many people have lost their jobs in Nepal Tourism Industry due to Covid-19? As a result of deadly invisible enemy Coronavirus, it needs a dramatic answer to explain the casualties and damage.
That affected the tourism industry in Nepal in a huge amount of loss, to begin with, international and domestic airlines.
The main means and source of tourist arrival in the country, without the regular operation of flight the tourism is doomed.
Where hundreds of employees and staff have lost their job in airline companies alone, from crew members to airport porters.
Consequently, the large figure that has affected Nepal tourism from Covid-19, extends to a large extent from airlines, hotels of all standards.
That also includes a guest house, tourist class lodge, restaurants (international or local standard), with many private or community homestay.
As well as countless shops and stores that have been badly affected as these places entirely depend upon foreign tourism. Hence they sell the items and souvenirs just for tourists, rather than to local consumers.
As a result of Covid-19, millions of Nepalese have been badly affected whose life and living are entirely dependent upon tourism.
That is directly or indirectly through the main flow of income from tourism activities, as well have lost their jobs.
The major flow of tourism in Nepal that has been badly hit by Pandemic is trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering.
Includes sightseeing tours, jungle safari, rafting, and various adventure sports activities from mountain biking, famous Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, etc………….
Tourism Industry the main source of foreign currency in Nepal:
Nepal and the Himalaya, the names that blend perfectly well together as the country is famous for world tallest peaks.
Likewise, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu with 10th highest Mt. Annapurna.
The main flow of tourism is trekking in Nepal to various 8,848 meters mountain climbing, as well as other high altitude treks.
Including short walks around hills of Nepal Himalaya, or just relaxing in Mountain resorts and enjoying views of high Himalayas.
Nepal Himalaya offers a wide range of adventure besides trekking, climbing peaks and mountaineering is another main economy of the country.
The beginning of the 2020 year was perfect, which was also ‘Visit Nepal Year’ then suddenly Pandemic took over the world.
As a result, Tourism in Nepal started to dwindle day by day and eventually came to a complete halt. March to May is regarded as the best time and as well a high season to visit Nepal and around Himalaya.
But tourism could not proceed since the end of March, where all activities around the world remained paralyzed due to Covid-19.
Tourism Industry, the main source of earning foreign currency in the country, where all the tourism sector at present is facing financial crises.
Hence in the brink of closing, as it might take some years to get things back to normal.
The number of people that are attached to tourism exceeds more than million either directly or indirectly. Likewise, in cities and towns of tourist interest, where tour/city guides and souvenir shops sell carpets to trinkets. As a result, all have lost their job as well as flourishing business and income through tourism have stopped.
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Major Tourism Sector the worst hit by the spread of Covid-19 Pandemic:
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 throughout the world, all tourism-related business has come to standstill and is facing a worse situation.
Hundreds of trekking, tour guides have lost their job and regular income through tourism, for most was a professional career.
Besides guides, the porters are also facing the problem, as they make their hard-living carrying trekking or mountaineering equipment.
The lodge and resorts owners on the hills and mountains of Nepal Himalaya are equally in the same worst situation. As they make their living from the income of trekkers, besides farming in a smaller way.
Likewise, hundreds of local or abroad travel and trekking agents that book holidays in Nepal Himalaya are in a near closing situation.
For instance office staff, drivers, as well as other transport companies dependent on tourism have lost their job and regular income.
Lastly with the present situation, if the Pandemic is not controlled or vaccination for Covid-19 does not come in the market.
With more chances of losing jobs of the remaining thousands of people related to tourism, and can create huge financial chaos.
However, at present, we can only hope for the best and pray that all things will get back to normal. And thus everyone in the world can live again happily as always and forever. After a miserable time and crises from the Covid-19.