Tourism in Mountain Region: Retrospect and Prospect
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About the Book :
Tourism holds a place of prominence in economic development. The book aims to guide and support the readers through the complexities of the economic impact of tourism in the 21st century. It covers important principles and concepts that are supported by research and evidence from economics and other behavioural sciences. The degree of reliance of local economy on tourism has a statistically significant impact on the level of the capital outlays, transportation, Police protection, protection from natural disasters, Parks and recreation, financial administration and public expenditure.
The book presents a comprehensive overview of history and global development of tourism, often considered the largest industry in the world today.
The book is an outline on the economic, social and cultural issues of tourism in the Mountain region. It provides a detailed study on the economic impact in different regions of Sikkim for sustainable management and environmental protection.
About Author :
Udai Prakash Sinha (b. 1956) former Vice Chancellor, Central University of Haryana, currently Professor of Economics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. He is national level Professor of Economics, SME for Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India, New Delhi and Consultant—State Planning and Development Department, Bihar State Planning Council, Government of Bihar, Patna. He has completed three UGC major research projects as principal investigator and presently working on UGC sponsored major research project entitled "Ecological Imbalances and Plan Perspective for Rural Bihar". He has been Resource person of academic staff college of many universities and has delivered lectures at various universities nationwide. He has 100 research papers to his credit published in reputed National and International journals. He has authored 14 books, 37 Research scholars have already been awarded Ph.D. degree under his able guidance. Micro-level planning and regional economics are his areas of research and expertise.
Santosh Sharma, is presently Assistant Professor of Economics, Government College, Rhenock (Sikkim). He has contributed more than 15 research papers to the reputed National and International journal of economics and other behavioural sciences. He has also participated and presented papers in the National/International symposium. He is a creative and passionate teacher dedicated to fostering a student oriented classroom environment.