“The reality on the ground is that tourism is affected by about 30% only. There are only one or two trekking routes (and not the main ones) that are affect, transport is as per normal, sights around the Kathmandu Valley are affected by about 30% but open to tourists.”
So writes professional photographer Andrea Robinson on her blog at http://imagesbyandrea.com.au. Robinson, who run professional photography tours to Nepal, Bhutan and India, illustrates how the Western media has focused greatly on the death and destruction wrought by the recent spring earthquakes in Nepal and how this has sent an impartial picture of Nepal to potential visitors. “Now this is not helpful to a country that is reliant on tourism as it’s primary source of income,” she writes.
Robinson is an award-winning photographer formerly based in Australia. She is currently based in Kathmandu, where she runs photography and humanitarian projects. To read her in her own words, please visit her blog post over at http://imagesbyandrea.com.au/nepal-is-safe/