Overview for Tourism in India: An Overview (In 2 Volumes)
Tourism has long been a neglected sector for the government of India. Earlier, it was considered to be an elitist activity and the socialist dispensation of the official establishment coaxed it to put on the back burner. The advent of globalisation and the market forces brought India on the world tourism map. Both the hospitality and the travel industries revamped its utility and there appears to be a phenomenal growth in infrastructure and services for the world traveler. This book also points out the conspicuous absence of the domestic traveler for long. This book raises all possible issues in India tourism and suggests ways and mean how Indian philosophy of Vasudhev Kutumbkam (World is a Family). The salient feature of the book are the travelogues that will expose the Indian reader to a global world-view that provides him the pleasure of travel while sitting at home.
Rabindra Seth (Author)
Rabindra Seth is the Ralph nadir of Indian tourism. He has been raising the policy concerns of travel and tourism for more than three decades. He held important Institute of India and Directorate of Public Relations in the Ministry of and through his untiring zeal he has contributed immensely in creating an awareness among policy planners in public and private sectors. He co-authored a major treatise on Indian tourism and regularly contributes in natural dailies and periodical through his columns. He is widely travelled and has provided global perspective for the benefit of Indian tourist. He is a quintessential PR person and can be described as ajatshatru (no oneâ€™s enemy).
Om Gupta (Editor)
Om Gupta has been a media professional since 1969. Most of this duration, he has been a student of international affairs. He has studied for M.Phil and Ph.D at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He has studied Spanish language at the Ministry of Defence school in New Delhi and taught the same language to MBA students at Rai University, where he was Dean, Media and Communication in 2004-05. He has co-eidted two prestigious volumes G-15: Potential and Possibilities, Pan Media, New Delhi, sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), India and Latin America in the Emerging World Order (B.R. Publishers, 2000, bulk-purchased by External Publicity Division of the MEA). He contributed a regular column Demarch in Mid-day, New Delhi from 1992-97 (It forms a large part of this book). He was the founder editor of a monthly journal Indo-Latin American File from 1992-2002. it was circulated in Latin America through our missions in that region. He organized 16 seminars in India International Centre from 1993 to 2000 on Indo-Latin American Affairs. He was invited by President Shanker Dayal Sharma and Prime Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao in 1995 to Latin America, Africa and Europe on high level state visits as an observer of Latin American Affairs. He is on the regular invite list of Rashtrapati Bhawan for State banquets and at Homes on Republic and Independence Days. He has been invited to speak on Latin American affairs by Banaras Hindu University, School of Foreign Languages, Ministry of Defence, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan. Om Gupta, at presently is the Dean, Jagannath Institute of Communication and Design, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.