Social sanctions of leisure and tourism constraints in Nepal

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This study deals with the role of social sanctions in exploring the leisure-tourism engagement in Nepal. It then examines how people respond to societal norms and partake in leisure tourism vacations. The study applies the qualitative method and data is collected through in-depth interviews of purposely selected samples of 18 individuals in Kathmandu. The findings identify that the Nepali conception of leisure is subject to a degree of negative social sanctions, which people negotiate through their religious values and obligations. The paper establishes the centrality of social sanctions on leisure in understanding the incentives for tourism in a non-western society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-316
Number of pages17
JournalTourist Studies
Issue number2
Early online date2 Sept 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Sept 2020


  • Nepal
  • leisure
  • social sanctions
  • constraints
  • non-Western


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