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Kulwant Singh Pathania (Author) Arun Kumar (Author)

Ecotourism is a relatively new concept, and it is still often misunderstood or misused. Some people have abused the term to attract conservation conscious travellers to what are simply nature tourism programmes which may cause negative environmental and social impacts. While the term was first used in the 1980s, the broadly accepted definition and one which continues to be valid, "nutshell" definition was established by The International Ecotourism Society in 1990.

Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well being of local people.

The Nature Conservancy has adopted the concept of ecotourism as the type of tourism that it recommends its partners use in most protected area managements. For the Nature Conservancy, ecotourism represents an excellent means for benefiting both local people and the protected area in question. Ecotourism has brought the promise of achieving conservation goals, improving the well-being of local communities and generating new business, promising a rare win-win situation.

Keeping in view all the factors, the present book wholeheartedly analyses the basic concepts and core elements of this complex phenomena otherwise known as ecotourism, in a simple language, making it ectremely useful for tourists, research scholars and the teachers working in this field.

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About the authors

Kulwant Singh Pathania

Dr. Kulwant Singh Pathania, a Doctorate in Commerce, is an academician, serving as Deputy Director with the Academic Staff College, Shimla. Dr. Pathania is teaching for the last 20 years and has four books to his credit and a number of papers in renowned journals. Fusion of theoretical concepts with the anticipated difficulties for practical solution adding colour and flavour to any topic without diluting the intended product. According to Dr. Pathania, eco-tourism has become the infashion reminding one of the bureaucratic scholars who made rural development as rural tourism.

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar has been watching the Indian poll scene for thirty years as a professional journalist. Since 1989, he has organized the election coverage of the Press Trust of India, the country's premier news agency – on five occasions for the Lok Sabha, besides numerous polls to the state assemblies. This is the fifth in the series of election books by the author. His works include, The Tenth Round: The story off the 1991 elections, The Battle for the Heartland, on the 1993 assembly elections, The Turning Point telling the 1996 poll story and On Coalition Course after the 1998 voting exercise. A Master in Political Science, with international relations, in 1980 he became the first Indian correspondent to serve in Pakistan after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. From one closed society, he went to another – China before returning back to India in 1988. Born in Delhi in 1946, Arun Kumar worked for a Delhi magazine and a newspaper in Ahmedabad before joining PTI in s1969. He now works as a Public Affairs Adviser.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ecotourism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition Reserved. ed.
Publisher Regal Publications
Language: English
isbn 8189915401, 9788189915407
length v+290p., 23cm.
Subjects Travel & Tourism