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Concepts, Issues and Impacts

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  • Dillip Kumar Das - Department of Tourism Management, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal.
  • Soumendra Nath Biswas - Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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September 2019 | 328 pages | SAGE Texts
This textbook provides a thorough understanding of the conceptual framework of tourism. It offers a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and terms used in the tourism industry, various agencies involved, tourism-related laws, demand and supply dimensions and the economic, socio-cultural and environmental effects of tourism activities. 

Tourism: Concepts, Issues and Impacts provides insight into various international and national organizations working in the tourism sector, their functions and roles in managing tourism and its related aspects. By using rich pedagogical features, examples and cases from across the world, this book will prove to be a staple read for all students of hospitality and tourism management.

Key Feature:

• Student-friendly, interactive and relatable content 

• Covers the entire gamut of basic tourism concepts to help beginners build a strong groundwork of the fundamentals 

• Text aided by tables, figures, photographs and boxed examples 

• Chapter-end review exercises and project ideas to help students in gaining practical knowledge 
Tourism: Conceptual Framework
Historical Development of Tourism
Tourism Motivation
Tourism Demand
Tourism Supply
The Tourism Industry
Travel Formalities
Impact of Tourism
Tourist Transportation
Tourism Organizations
Legal Aspects of Tourism


Dillip Kumar Das

Dillip Kumar Das is currently working as an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Tourism Management, The University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, West Bengal. He has been working in The University of Burdwan since 13 June 2005. The author has also worked in Sikkim University, Gangtok, as an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Tourism Management for 1 year (on lien). The author has more than 20 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was awarded PhD in the year 2008 in tourism management by Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on the topic ‘Economic, Socio Cultural and... More About Author

Soumendra Nath Biswas

Soumendra Nath Biswas is working as an Assistant Professor (senior scale) at IITTM (an autonomous organization of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India) since 2007. He is from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. He has also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism Management, Sikkim University (on lien). He was awarded PhD in the year 2010 in tourism management by The University of Burdwan, on the topic ‘Food as a Marketing Tool for the Development of Hospitality and Tourism in India, with Special Reference to West Bengal’. He has obtained MTM and bachelor of hotel management (BHM). He has also qualified UGC-NET (National... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353285876