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Legal Perspectives in Indian Tourism

Ashish Chandra (Author) Mukesh Ranga (Author) Pallavi Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Tourism is emerging as one of the fastest developing industry not only in India but also worldwide. Besides being one of the beggest foreign exchange earner this industry employs millions of people. Every country has its own set of laws to guide, govern and regulate the tourist influx and outflux, and also the industry infrastructure. This book looks wholistically into the legal aspects of the Indian tourism industry, as there are various laws which encompass and are applicable to this industry. Chapter one is Introduction, which discusses Tourism and Genesis of Law. Chapter two is Laws for Tourists dealing with Passport Rules; The Passports Act, 1967; Guidelines for Foreigners Visiting India; The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939; Visa; PIO Card; Rules and Regulation for Tour Operators; Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999; The Conservation of foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974; The customs Act, 1962 and The Customs and Tariff Act, 1975. Chapter three is Industrial Laws which has the topics like Indian Contract Act 1872; The Partnership Act, 1932; The Sale of Goods Act, 1930; The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881; Industrial dispute Act, 1947; Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Payment of Wages Act, 1936; Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; Payment of Gratuity Act; Maternity Benefit Act, 1961; Workman Compensation Act; And Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Fourth Chapter is on Heritage Preservation having topics like: Archaeological Survey of India; The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1904; The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958; antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972. The last chapter is on laws applicable to Sustainable Tourism, which are: The Wild Birds and Animals Protection Act, 1912; The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; The Forest Conservation Act, 1980; and The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
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About the authors

Ashish Chandra

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.

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Mukesh Ranga

Mukesh Ranga (b. 20-11-69) did his M.B.A. from Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.) In 1993. Further, he obtained his M.A. (Economics) degree from Agar University in 1995. He also obtained a L.L.B. degree from Lucknow University. In 2002 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Tourism from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. Presently he is working as Lecturer in Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. So far his eight research papers have been published, besides he has participated in many national and international level seminars.

Pallavi Gupta

Pallavi Gupta obtained her L.L.M. from Rohilkhand University in 2000 and L.L.B. from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra in 1998. She has also obtained her Masters in Economics from Rohilkhand University, Barreilly in 1992. Presently she is associated with BJJR Institute of Law, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. She has participated and presented ten short papers in National Conferences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Legal Perspectives in Indian Tourism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188683248
length x+462p., References; 23cm.
Subjects Travel & Tourism