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Exploring Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Issues and Strategies

R.K. Gupta (Editor) Prashant Gautam (Editor) Arun Singh Thakur (Editor)

This compendium of 25 papers attempts to explore the possibilities of development of tourism and hospitality industry in India. Integrating geological concerns over tourism development, it addresses issues concerning eco-friendliness of cultural fairs, rural tourism, innovative approaches for sustainable tourism development, and green tourism.

Taking a close look at the promotional strategies in tourism, it analyses the role of green tourism in sustainable growth. It also deals with the community-based tourism, guest attitude towards green hotel practices, factors affecting inbound tourism, effect of foreign direct investment on tourism and hospitality industry, and socio-economic benefits of tourism in the country.

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About the authors

R.K. Gupta

Shri R.K. Gupta, is a disciple of one of the greatest saints of the Naqshbandi Order Thakur Ram Singh Ji, an officer in the Police Department of the erstwhile Jaipur State, who earned his livelihood by the sweat of his brow and reared his family. During his lifetime itself he had become a legendary figures because of his honesty and sincerity, and devotion to his Master Mahatma Ram Chandra ji Maharaj of Fatehgarh, UP. Born in 1950, the author had the fortune to visit his Master at the young age of 15 years, when his father, Dr. Chandra Gupta, took him to the pious feet of Thakur Ram Singh Ji. A man of few words, Thakur Ram singh ji left a deep impression and sowed the seed of Love in the heart of the author, in the first sight itself. The author spend his formative years from 1966 to 1970 under the gracious auspices of Thakur Ram Singh Ji and thereafter under Dr. Chandra Gupta, his father, who also was a great Sufi Master.

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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Title Exploring Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Issues and Strategies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.04.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380318523
length 360p., Illustrations; 23cm.