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Tourism Industry in India

Dinesh Sharma (Author) Awadhesh Kumar Singh (Author)
Synopsis Tourism has emerged as one of the most important area in the Planning process with multidimensional approach since it covers a large number of economic activities. The tourism industry tends to generates substantial resources and employment. India has large potential for tourism and it is likely to retain the pre-dominant position within South Asia. This has been well recognized in the new tourism policy and action plan which envisage strategic planning, management and development of the tourism sector in India. The recent paradigm shifts in tourism sector also demands for planning, regulations and strategic approach to ensure sustainable tourism development. Nature based tourism has become an effective way to raise the living standards of local communities and conservation of nature. however, it seems that eco-tourism parameters will hardly be met by the managers of protected areas since the juggernaut that has started is not likely to stop, therefore, these challenges have to be met with professional management and strategic planning. This book highlights some of the emerging issues and concerns for the future alongwith analysis of perspectives and dimensions. It contains nine chapters, which focuses on economics of tourism, tourism planning and policies, eco-tourism, tourism impacts, heritage tourism and strategic management of tourism etc. it is expected that the book will be useful to the students and scholars of tourism management, and those who are interested in the topic
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About the author

Awadhesh Kumar Singh

Dr. Awadhesh Kr. Singh (b. 1961) is presently consultant, Institute of Development Studies, and Faculty Member, MMEM Programme, Institute of Management Sciences, Lucknow University, Lucknow. Dr. Singh is associated with a number of academic bodies NGO's, journal, magazines, and research institution. He has a few published books and over six dozens of papers in his credit. Dr. Singh has attended and participated in a number of seminars, workshops, training programmes and conferences. He is well received in academic forums.

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Title Tourism Industry in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185936692
length x+160p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; 22cm.
Subjects Travel & Tourism