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Cutting Edge Research in Tourism

S P Bansal (Editor) Prashant Gautam (Editor) Sushma Rewal Chugh (Editor) Sonia Khan (Editor)

Ever since the realization of tourism as an Industry, it has grown manifold in a very short span of time. Several changes and growth have been seen in this sector. This Industry offers an excellent opportunity for economic gains, international understanding and local development. In terms of provision of Infrastructure worldwide, identification of new concepts and diversification within the industry in forms of travel, changing markets, emerging markets, market characteristics, tourism planning and development are necessary. This book has been brought out to provide an understanding of diverse individual viewpoints on several emerging issues in tourism which will be of interest to the members of industry and the academia, and in essence, contribute to the field of tourism as a whole. This book is aimed to acquaint readers with the contemporary issues and challenges, which are affecting tourism industry. These emerging issues and challenges of the modern tourism industry are focused in this book. This book has been divided into four sections. First section of the book is 'Tourism development and Impacts'. This section comprises of studies on 'tourism development and impacts, which are necessary for making tourism a fruitful industry. Second section is focused on 'Sustainable Tourism Development and ecotourism'. This section covers almost all-important aspects related with the sustainable tourism development. This section further describes some quality tourism studies in the field of Sustainable Tourism development and Eco-tourism, whereas third section of this book is on 'Cultural and heritage Tourism'. Fourth section 'Tourism education and Human resource development for Tourism' highlights the importance of formal education in service sector. This section is related with the present status of Human resource Development and briefly describes the key issues related with tourism education in India.

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About the authors

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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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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Sushma Rewal Chugh

Mrs. Sushama Rewal Chugh is Lecturer in the same institute. She obtained MTA from HP University. She has completed her Ph.D. on "Marketing of Tourism". Her area of specialization is 'Tourism Marketing'.

Sonia Khan

Ms. Sonia Khan is Lecturer in the same institute. She has completed her Ph.D. on “Gender Issues in Tourism Decision making”. She has obtained her MTA from HP University, Master in International Leisure Studies (MILS) from Holland. She is Managing Editor of “Tourism development Journal”. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Cutting Edge Research in Tourism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8182471524
length iv+641p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendix; Index; 23cm.