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HITT Nepal Fast Food Restaurant Workers Training Materials

on January 22, 2014

The targeted beneficiaries were the informal workers of fast-food restaurants within Kathmandu valley. These workers are youth from rural and remote areas of Nepal in search of job. The majority of them are in this situation after failing to complete their secondary level education and have therefore very few options of further education in colleges or universities. After a close collaboration with the Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN), Fast-food Association of Nepal (FAST-FAN), Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC), Kathmandu and Lalitpur Metropolitan City Offices a curriculum and training materials were developed to support the training delivery and the sustainability of the training scheme. 198 Owners/Managers and Head Cooks of 99 restaurants were trained as in-house trainers through onsite training of trainers, in 2013 (20 Trainings of Trainers in total). In turn, they trained the other 943 staffs within their 99 restaurants (99 Trainings of Beneficiaries in total).

 

HITT Nepal Assistant Cooks Training Materials

on January 22, 2014

The Hospitality sector covered 3 occupations: Waiter, Assistant Cook and Room Attendants. Beneficiaries were trained by training service providers hired by our implementing partner, EFS, with which we developed the training materials. 38 trainers of the training service providers were trained by our Master Trainers, already experienced in the HIT approach and teaching techniques. In total 460 beneficiaries were trained (296 Assistant Cooks, 109 Waiters and 55 Room Attendants). In each occupation specific material (trainer’s Manual and Learner’s Manual) was developed.

HITT Nepal Room Attendants Training Materials

on January 22, 2014

The Hospitality sector covered 3 occupations: Waiter, Assistant Cook and Room Attendants. Beneficiaries were trained by training service providers hired by our implementing partner, EFS, with which we developed the training materials. 38 trainers of the training service providers were trained by our Master Trainers, already experienced in the HIT approach and teaching techniques. In total 460 beneficiaries were trained (296 Assistant Cooks, 109 Waiters and 55 Room Attendants). In each occupation specific material (trainer’s Manual and Learner’s Manual) was developed.

HITT Nepal Mountain Leaders Training Materials

on January 22, 2014

The targeted beneficiaries were the guides of Nepalese trekking companies who hire the majority of their staff on a seasonal basis. After a close collaboration with the private sector, a curriculum and training materials were developed to support the training delivery and the sustainability of the training scheme. 67 senior guides were selected by their own company, according to our criteria, to participate in two Trainings of Trainers organized in 2013. In turn, they trained the guides within their company (22 Trainings of Beneficiaries in total). 17 companies and 2 professional organizations participated in the programme and in total 313 beneficiaries were trained.

Training material for Homestay/Lodge operators

on June 28, 2013

The Homestay & small lodge operator curriculum and training material are one of the several skills building products developed by the EC funded High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs & Income programme (HITT) to support informal workers and potential workers from the tourism sector of Nepal to enhance their productivity and professionalism, and increase their employability and income opportunities.

We are pleased to share with you the training materials developed to train Homestay & small lodge operators. The training material for Homestay & small lodge operator consists of 8 elements:

  • A Trainer’s Manual
  • A Trainer’s Guide
  • 3 Flip Files
  • A CD detailing the content of the Trainer’s Kit
  • Two Learner’s hand-outs.

The content of the Homestay & small lodge operator material is described in details here below.

HITT Inception Analysis NEPAL

on March 27, 2013

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Nepal.

HITT_Inception_Analysis_NEPAL_(English)

Manaslu to Become a “Tea House Trekking Area”

on September 28, 2012

Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, a leading Trekking Company in Nepal is pushing hard to include “Manaslu” in the list of “Tea House Trekking Area”.  Recent move in this is the initiation by Himalaya Academy of Travel & Tourism, a Kathmandu based tourism academy and also the training wing of Explore Himalaya, providing courses on Travel & Tourism for more than Five Years, is currently imparting training on “Homestay & Small Lodge Management” to enterprising locals from Manaslu Trekking Area who run home stays and lodges. The training which commenced from July 19th, 2012 was of 15 days.  A total of 31 participants, including 26 from Manaslu areahave undergone training in the aforementioned subject as per the syllabus and guidelines prescribed by Nepal Tourism Year, 2011. The venue of the training was Kakani, a tourist Destination located 16 km north-west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2002m.  Five other Participants from the local village of Kakani and Khotang district also participated in the training.

SNV Nepal, under its program, “High Impact Tourism Training” provided financial and technical support to conduct the training under European Union’sassistance. Kipling Travel, a travel company from Denmark operating tours in Nepal for the last one decade, was another sponsor of the program.  As a leader to this move, Explore Himalaya provided entire technical and logistical support to this training from it’s planning phase till the end. A group of senior Mountain Guides and Cooks from the company were also involved throughout the training to compliment with their experience and knowledge to participants.

Trainees received both Practical and Theoretical training from experts.  A five-day practical training with placements at different Hotels and Guest Houses in Kathmandu was also included. The objective of the training was to train locals from trekking areas like Manaslu where Tea-Houses or basic accommodation facilities for tourists are non-existent, to run and manage home stays and lodges thus facilitating tourists visiting these areas.

The training program officially concluded today with a closing ceremony held atNTB. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Zimba Zangbu Sherpa(President of Nepal Mountaineering Association)who was also the Chief Guest , President of Explore Himalaya and HATT Mr. Suman Pandey and Mr. Subash Niroula , Officiating CEO of Nepal Tourism Board as guest of Honor, Ms Monica Oliveros, leader of HITT and delegates from Nepal Tourism Board, TAAN, etc.  All participants of the training were awarded “Certificate of Attendance” and“Certificate of Appreciation” from the chief guest of the event.

Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure has extended greatest appreciation toSNV Nepal, HATT, HITT, Kipling Travels (Denmark), Nepal Tourism Board for their support in making this training a grand success.

Value Chain Development for Tourism Destinations

on November 19, 2011

GHTDP-VCD-Guidelines

This ‘Practical Guide for Value Chain Development’ is one of the tools developed within the frame of the GHTDP to support the sustainable and effective development of destinations along the Great Himalaya Trail. This manual has been developed integrating lessons learned and best practices from the Value Chain Program Design implemented in Humla and Dolpa in 2009 within the frame of the GHT Pilot Project and with support of Action for Enterprise (AFE).

The Market for Responsible Tourism

on October 5, 2011

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The purpose of this study is to provide market data and strategies to assist tourism businesses and networks in Nepal and six Latin American countries (Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru) where SNV is involved in initiatives aimed at strengthening responsible tourism. Broadly stated, this report examines the consumer and industry demand and major trends for responsible tourism in key outbound countries (or source markets) in Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and North America (United States and Canada). It assesses the similarities as well as the country specific characteristics of the source countries. It then analyzes six distinct product segments or tourism sectors (Nature-based, Cultural and Community-based, Volunteer and Educational, Backpackers and Youth, Adventure, and High-end) and assesses the responsible tourism components within each of these sectors. Based on these findings, the study delineates a wide range of marketing tools, techniques, and strategies that companies and destinations can use to grow tourism, not simply in numbers but also in the quality of tourists, i.e., by working to attract the responsible tourism components from each of the product segments.