Indian Tourism: Policy, Issues and Alternatives
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About the Book :
This volume attempts to address issue pertaining to various aspects of Indian tourism viz., issues, initiatives, perspectives, perspectives of tourism, strategies to revamp tourism, linkage between tourism and human rights, unemployment issues in tourism sector, application of web technology in tourism advancement, aspects of responsible tourism, potentials to stimulate tourism destinations, living aspects of eco-tourism communities, rural empowerment through ecotourism, marketing of ecotourism, approach to destination satisfaction, issues related to tea tourism, dental tourism, connection between tourism and pharma sectors, management of archaeological sites and promotion of heritage tourism etc. All the papers are contributed by senior academics and practitioners of hospitality sector. In their submission they have try to explore the existing problems faced by the tourism sector in its totality and presented solid suggestions to revamp and revitalize tourism sector in India.
About Author :
M. R. Biju, currently working as Dean, School of Social Sciences, Dean, School of Legal Studies and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragode. He is the Chairperson of the PG Board of Studies and also serving as Member of the Court of the University. Dr. Biju is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Political Science (IJOPS) is a prolific writer on socio-political and developmental issues. He has published over twenty-nine (29) books, one hundred and sixty (160) research papers, seventeen  book chapters, and reviewed over nine hundred books for South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies. His teaching and research experience, spanning more than 25 years, includes several achievements such as completion of three major research projects funded by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India and University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the UGC in 2004. He has also successfully guided doctoral students of the University of Kerala.
Dr. M.R. Biju is one of the widely cited writers in the field of Social Sciences with 161 citations and H-index of 6 and i10 index of 3. As per UGC Regulations of 2010, 2013 and 2016 Dr. Biju possess a total API Score of 3914 with API Cap of 3739 as on 1.1.2017.
M.R.B. Anantha Padmanabha currently serving as Deputy Editor of South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies. He has co-authored two books and published a few research papers. He has also presented papers in national seminars and conferences. He is pursuing masters in Politics and International Relations at the Central University of Pondicherry.