978-613-9-96925-8

Sustainable Tourism Development in India

A Case Study of Kerala Tourism

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Summary:

The main objectives of this book were to examine the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Kerala tourism. This research has provided a rare opportunity to evaluate the sustainability of tourism development in Kerala. The research findings establish that tourism development in Kerala is sustainable and it ensures economic, socio-cultural, and environmental sustainability of destinations. The factor analysis identified five components or factors, which contributes to economic, social and environmental sustainability of tourist destinations. Factors contributing to the sustainability are resource management, resource exploitation, socio-economic sustainability, socio-cultural sustainability and tourism governance. The research findings can also guide the government agencies, tourism operators, hotels and restaurants, and NGOs while formulating and implementing tourism policies. It may guide other states how to incorporate and implement the principles of sustainable development in their tourism development plans and programs.

Author:

Venugopalan Thottekat

Biographie:

Dr. Venugoplan T. is an Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi. He received his master's degree from University of Calicut, Kerala and Ph.D. from Faculty of Management Studies(FMS), University of Delhi. His area of specialization is Accounting and Finance.

Author:

Dharmendra Kumar

Biographie:

Number of Pages:

196

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-04-02

ISBN:

978-613-9-96925-8

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Kerala, Tourism, qantitative research

Product category:

SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology