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Sustainable Tourism Development: A Himalayan Experience

Prashant Gautam (Author) S.P. Bansal (Author)
Synopsis Ever since the realization of tourism as an industry, it has grown manifod in a very short span of time.  T his industry offers an excellent opportunity for economic gains, international understanding and local development.  In terms of infrastructure for tourism, identification of new concepts, diversification within the industry, emerging markets and trends, tourism planning and development are necessary.  For the development of tourism in a sustainable manner there must be a positive synergistic relationship among tourism, locals, biodiversity and the management.  The present book discusses the topics like defining tourism; tourism development and trends; sustainable among the stakeholders; key issues; relation between tourism, recreation and leisure; and impats of tourism worldwide.  The main objective of this book is to study the sustainable tourism development and the related issues with special references to Himachal pradesh. The book focuses on tourism development and tourism trends in global, Indian and Himachal perspective.  It also takes into account the tourism resources of Himachal Pradesh.  Further to reveal the actual tourism trends in the state, the book tries to find out the profile of national and international tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh.  The book also contains some case studies of sustainable tourism development in Himachal Pradesh, which show how tourism has the potential to provide many benefits, while it also generates many changes that can have positive and negative impacts.  Efforts have been made to give some practical suggestions for the development of tourism on sustainable basis.
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About the authors

Prashant Gautam

Dr. Prashant Kumar Gautam is a lecturer in the Institute of Vocational Studies, Master of Tourism Administration, H.P. University, Shimla.  He is involved in various tourism research activites and management of events.  His area of specialization is Tourism and the Environment.  He is the Managing Editor of Tourism Development Journal.  He is the Managing Editor of Tourism Development Journal.  He is also involved in conducting various courses for the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. 

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S.P. Bansal

Dr. S.P. Bansal is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Institute of Vocational Studies, Master of Tourism Administration, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.  He specializes in the field of tourism.  He has to his credit about 50 published research papers and seven books, out of which thee books are on tourism.  He has completed six major research projects on tourism mainly on thematic areas like Sustainable tourism development, Ecotouirism, and the Impact evaluation of tourism development.  He is the Chief Editor of Tourism Development Journal, an international tourism research journal.  He has guide eight scholars at Doctorate level.  He has represented India and Himachal University in many international tourism gatherings/ conventions/seminars at France, UK, USA and Switzerland.  He is a member of Tourism, Govt. of India; NCERT, etc.  He also holds position of Secretary, All India Tourism Teacher’s Association (AITTA).  Presently he is teaching MTA and MBA students and devoting himself to a continuing I n-depth analysis of Indian tourism Industry.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sustainable Tourism Development: A Himalayan Experience
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173872023
length 263p.
Subjects Travel & Tourism