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Open to All: A Survey on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Nepal's Hotels


Cover page of report with Nepalese woman wearing floral dress and red facemask in wheelchairPhoto: Cover page of Report by International Finance Corporation (IFC).

In early 2021, IFC collaborated with the Society of Economic Journalists — Nepal and the National Federation of the Disabled — Nepal to carry out a survey to explore the preparedness of 90 Nepalese hotels in catering to people with disabilities. The survey addressed a number of questions, including:

  • What do business owners and staff think about accessibility?
  • What infrastructural features or initiatives are already in place?
  • What are the key barriers?

This report shares the findings of the study and recommends actions for the government, the tourism industry, and donor agencies.

It shows that a move towards universal accessibility and accessible tourism will only be possible with combined efforts from the government, the private sector, and donor agencies.

Download the report from the IFC website.

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): IFC, Society of Economic Journalists—Nepal (SEJON) and National Federation of the Disabled— Nepal (NFDN)
Language(s): EN


Publisher: International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
Date published on the web: 28/08/2021


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