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Analysis: dispersing tourism
Protected Areas
Controlled Areas
Airports
1
Foreign (non‐Indian) 
visitors at entry points 
F...
Mountaineering pressure on Everest region
Foreign visitors to protected areas Nepal
Mountain tourism patterns
Historically over 95% of all trekkers visit Annapurna ...
Great Himalayan Trail coverage
Creating production, income & employment  
opportunities for local communities
Tourism Hubs...
Kosciuszko
Kosciuszko NP 
2 million visitors/year
4 ski resorts
$AUS9 million/year revenue
Mount Kosciuszko
• Easy access 7km 
• 2000...
Growing numbers, changing trends
• Increase general visitors
• Generational change
• Decrease in back country skiers and 
...
Commercial investment
• National parks budgets 
diminishing
• changing markets
• Continuing to be relevant
• New diversity...
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Lisa Choegyal: The Great Himalayan Trail & Janet Mackay: Kosciuszko National Park

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Day 3 - Presented to Sustainable Summits 2016
Lisa Choegyal: The Great Himalayan Trail & Janet Mackay: Kosciuszko National Park

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Lisa Choegyal: The Great Himalayan Trail & Janet Mackay: Kosciuszko National Park

  1. 1. Analysis: dispersing tourism Protected Areas Controlled Areas Airports 1 Foreign (non‐Indian)  visitors at entry points  Foreign (non‐Indian) visitors  at main tourist sites The dominance of tourist flows to Kathmandu,  Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini is striking.  Mountain visitors prefer Annapurna & Sagarmatha Relative distribution of foreign (non‐Indian) visitors in 2014   
  2. 2. Mountaineering pressure on Everest region
  3. 3. Foreign visitors to protected areas Nepal Mountain tourism patterns Historically over 95% of all trekkers visit Annapurna Langtang and Everest 2014: 8% to other areas (178,000 to Annapurna, Langtang and Everest, 15,000 elsewhere) Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme was the response Since 2006 marketing,  tourism infrastructure, SME product development & capacity building for poverty  reduction along a new subregional trekking and tourism product
  4. 4. Great Himalayan Trail coverage Creating production, income & employment   opportunities for local communities Tourism Hubs Nepal’s ‘Tourism Triangle’
  5. 5. Kosciuszko
  6. 6. Kosciuszko NP  2 million visitors/year 4 ski resorts $AUS9 million/year revenue Mount Kosciuszko • Easy access 7km  • 2000/day peak summer visitors
  7. 7. Growing numbers, changing trends • Increase general visitors • Generational change • Decrease in back country skiers and  walkers • Increase back country snow‐ boarders • Growing reliance on non winter  tourism • Looking at alternative activities • Aim to grow advocacy amongst  different markets 17km mountain bike trail – 580/day  year 2
  8. 8. Commercial investment • National parks budgets  diminishing • changing markets • Continuing to be relevant • New diversity of sustainable  activities • Revenue and commercial  opportunities in parks

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