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Resource Planning for Tourism Development

Dileep Makan (Author)
Synopsis Tourism is an ever expanding service oriented industry with high growth potential for national as well as for international community. Today, tourism has become a global as well as national level exhibition and description of places, prosperity, higher standards of living and the fast growing concept of paid holidays. This has evolved through a long process and have primarily been an off-shoot of civilization in technological advances. The origin of the practice of travel, could indeed, be traced back to genesis of man's faculty of walking. However, as a regular and professionally meaningful phenomenon it ows its outset to the onset of the transport revolution. Although a notable change in the nature of tourism was there in 19 century, when mass tourism at the international level can actually be said to have come about. Infact the supply of quality facilities of acceptable standards would by and large determine the level and pace of growth of tourist traffic and vice-versa however, the patterns of tourism produced have associated economic, socio-cultural, environmental and ecological impact resulting in planning and management problems and opportunities. Moreover, the operation of the tourism industry is a network of various interlinked and interacting processes, making it a complex phenomenon circumscribing a whole ganut of issues, problems and challenges to be encountered both in the present and in the times to come. Tourism is mainly prepared for its economic fruits and due to this intrinsic feature, editor has chosen this theme to put the whole issue in this book. The main objective of the present encyclopaedic study of Resource Planning for Tourism is to organize and put together the different aspects of this complex matrix of the multiple interrelated dimensions of the tourism.
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About the author

Dileep Makan

Dileep Makan (b. 1950) has done his Ph.D. from Department of Tourism Development at Charles Sturt University, Florida. He has travelled a lot and has 20 years experience in teaching in tourism at various institutions in India and abroad. He has to his credit numbe rof research papers and review articles published in variuos Journals of repute. He has tried to put his long experience in the form of present encyclopaedia in 3 volumes.

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Bibliographic information

Title Resource Planning for Tourism Development
Author Dileep Makan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189161911
length viii+262p.