Some work I was involved in supporting the effort to rebuild tourism, to rebuild economies after the devastation of the April 2015 earthquake (and the subsequent and equally crushing media coverage)
Tourism represents around 4% of direct GDP and has a multiplier effect of 9x, so 36%
It is an economic / livelihoods pathway out of disaster, out of poverty.
It is also hugely valuable for inter-cultural relations, for self-esteem, for knowing we’re not forgotten.
Return to Nepal or visit for the first time, but do go and experience for yourself the land of happy chaos and magic mountains!
#Nepalnow #returntoNepal #shakeitupNepal
On Anil Chitrakar’s efforts – the best storyteller in Nepal!
on a place and people I know well…