Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sustainable Tourism and Development: Future Potential for Indian Planning Process

Tourism has emerged as a major economic force in the world. During the period between 1995 and 2005, international tourist arrivals in the world grew by about 50 per cent and reached a level of more than 800 million. It is expected that by 2020 this figure would double with large increases in tourism activities in the world’s poorest regions (WTO, 2003). Studies suggest that tourism sector generates about 11 per cent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and creates 5.5 million jobs every year (WTO, 2002). Being highly labour intensive, the sector provides vital employment for people with a wide range of skills as well as for the unskilled. These numbers themselves are adequate enough to suggest that tourism activities have immense potential to play a significant role in the economic Continue reading

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Tourism Sector and Climate Change

By Dripto Mukhopadhyay

Introduction
Undeniable evidences throughout the globe indicate that global climate has changed compared to the pre-industrial era and is expected to continue the trend through 21st century and beyond. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1 documented that global mean temperature Continue reading

Hello world!

Hello Friends

Greetings!! I am a researcher with a passion for developing sustainable tourism practices across destinations. From time to time I will put across my views on various aspects on tourism, especially, sustainable toruism. I also welcome all of you to send your comments on those as well as send your views on different dimensions of this important sector of the economy.

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Dripto Mukhopadhyay