Overview for Tourism, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (In 6 Volumes)
The Encyclopaedia has been well-weaved into six volumes having deep bearing on several phases of tourism. It is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the economies of may countries. It is indeed interesting to note that several studies connected with tourism and aviation suggested that the focus of travel and tourism is gradually but deliberately shifting from Europe and North America to East/South Asia and the Pacific. Volume 1lays emphasis on concept and definition of tourism. It is made up to various sectors or sub-industries such as transportation, accommodation, attractions, amenities, catering, entertainment, eating and drinking establishments. Volume 2 deals with traditional marketing methods. Volume 3 is an assessment of tourism. Which has shown a remarkable growth both as an activity as well as an industry. Volume 4 has bearing on new directives in hospitability. In fact tourism and hospitality industries specify a challenge. Volume 5 deals with biodiversity and tourism. Volume 6 specifies tourism and sustainability which implies meeting current uses and demands of tourism. These volumes would be useful for promoters of tourism: teachers and students in India and abroad.
Ashish Chandra (Author)
Dr. Ashish Chandra born, in a modest family which is known as much for its academic aptitude, as for the close association with freedom struggle of the country. Bachelor in Tourism from prestigious Delhi University, this committed and diligently hardworking young professional earned Gold Medal for standing first class first in his MIBM examinations. Ashish, besides being co-editor to a Tourism Journal already has eight books to his credit. it has been his genius and deep academic devotion that immediately after getting through his Master' Ashish was able to start his dream career as lecturer in tourism at the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. He has opted the problems, "Growth and Development of Tourism in India-A Critical Assessment". A Man with Crystal clear vision on short and long-term career goals and strong self-confidence in his persona, Mr. Chandra firmly believes in the quotable quote "nothing is impossible" provided one has undeterred determination to achieve.
O.P. Kandari (Author)
Prof. O.P. Kandari, credited to produce one of the pioneering Doctoral works on Tourism in the country, has been keenly engaged in research writing, guiding Ph.D. studies and organizing seminar and conferences on the applied perspectives of the discipline, apart from being closely associated with inception of innovative and advanced Tourism and Hotel Management Courses including India's first Master Degree Programme in Tourism at Kurukshetra University and Master in Hotel Management at the Bundelkhand University where he has also introduced M.Phil in Tourism alongside three other professional ventures, i.e., Master in Travel and Tourism Management, Bachelor in Tourism Administration and Bachelor in HOtel Management. Professor Kandari is presently also the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Bundelkhand University and the Director of Bundelkhand University International Centre.