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Ecotourism And Sustainable Development

Satish Chandra Nigam (Author)
Synopsis Ecotourism can be defined as travel to natural areas that both conserve the culture and the environment while sustaining the well-being of the local inhabitants. It is currently the fastest growing sector of the global tourism industry. It offers countries the opportunity to capitalize on their natural attractions and to gain all the economic benefits that tourism has to offer without destroying the resources that they are based upon. Ecotourism is often perceived as an excellent tool for promoting sustainable development in developing countries. In order to succeed, ecotourism must account for social, economic and environmental implications. A much more balanced and integrated principles of sustainable development, is essential to maximize the negative impacts of ecotourism. The book presents an overview of the ecotourism industry and a comprehensive   account of its potential to enhance sustainable development. It will be an important guide for students and researchers of tourism and sustainable development, as well as for anyone interested in becoming an ecotourist.
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About the author

Satish Chandra Nigam

Satish Chandra Nigam, an eminent teacher of tourism management, did his bachelors an masters degree in travel and tourism management. He is having over two decades of professional standing, he specialises in ecotourism, ad is especially interested in the role that ecotourism plays in sustainable development. A Verteran of tourism profession, he conducts seminars for universities, college4s and a wide range of private institutions. He also serves as a consultant to a large number of tour companies and travel agencies. He has authored many outstanding books and learned articles on tourism related issues.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ecotourism And Sustainable Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rajat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8178802600
length viii+283p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.