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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development

Ravi Shankar Kumar Singh (Editor)

There are a number of definitions of word "Ecotourism". People believe that Ecotourism is an approach that creates a variety of quality tourism products and services that are environmentally, ecologically sustainable, economically viable, socially and psychologically acceptable. They further believe that Ecotourism must promote sustainable development by establishing a durable productive base that allows local inhabitants and ecotourist service providers to enjoy rising standards of living.

Ecotourism is generally used when describing any manner of recreation or vacationing in a natural setting. Many critics and analysts of ecotourism have written about whether or not the activities involved are helping or actually harming rainforests and other popular sites of respite. Environmental changes are seen to be caused simply by the building of hotels and accommodations, airports and roads in environmentally sensitive areas (wetlands, indigenous agricultural areas, and wildlife habitat). The problems associated with a booming tourism industry have taken many small areas in different countries by storm. Towns have experienced many problems due to the poor planning in sewage system size, dumping of sewage effluent into the ocean, all of which have lead to serious health problems for native people and tourists alike.

It is yet to be seen what the governments, policy planners, and tourism managers do to save the ecological assets of their countries.

This book contains many papers contributed by eminent experts from all the world over, addresses to the various problems of development of Ecotourism and the Sustainable Development in various parts of the world.

It is hoped that this book will be found useful to every person associated with the tourism and the tourism administration.

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About the author

Ravi Shankar Kumar Singh

Ravishankar Kumar Singh (b. 1964, Calcutta) is B.Ed., Ph.D. Currently teaching at Mount Olive College, Kohima, Nagaland. He has the experience of teaching at degree and post-graduation level and research in various fields of economic. He has been recipient of Merit Scholarship. His areas of specialization are Econometrics and Monetary Economics. He is associated with Indian Economic Association (Mumbai). He has presented several papers in national and international level conference. So far he has published two books and various papers.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 818868306x, 9788188683062
length x+164p., Figures; Tables; Appendix; References; 23cm
Subjects Travel & Tourism