Tourism is one of the most dynamic and challenging industries across the globe. Since tourism is a multi-dimensional service industry, it becomes a responsibility of national and local governments, private sectors and voluntary organizations to make it more sustainable and responsible for minimizing negative environmental, social and cultural impacts and generating greater economic benefits for local residents. Moreover, it has become an immediate need to conserve natural and cultural heritage for the maintenance of the world’s diversity.
The present anthology, divided into three sections and comprising 16 chapters, addresses the need of sustainable and responsible tourism. It provides vibrant insights into the latest trends and practices followed in the industry for the sustenance of tourism. The book emphasizes the potential of tourism in upgrading national economy and social well-being of host communities. Besides, it focuses on the areas of important concerns which require critical attention, such as visitor impact management, tourism destination management, community involvement for tourism sustenance and the threat of climatic change on biodiversity and tourist destination.
The book also guides readers towards new horizons of tourism arena related to sustainability and responsible tourism practices. This book will be of great interest to the students of hospitality and tourism management. Besides, it will prove to be of great use to policy makers, stakeholders, tourism educators and researchers.
This book Useful for Management students.
Section I SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
1 Regional Development and Sustainability: Cultural Tourism in the Southern Region of Jalisco by Dr. José G. Vargas-Hernández
2 The Application of Sustainable Tourism Indicators in the Development of Taman Rimba Telok Bahang, Penang, Malaysia by Dr. Jabil Mapjabil and Dr. Azizan Marzuki
3 Rural Tourism Development: Constraints and Potential with a Special Reference to Agri Tourism (A Case Study on Cashew Agri Tourism Destination—Rajendrapattinam Village in Vriddhachalam Taluk of Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu) by Dr. A. Balamurugan, Dr. R. Kannan and Dr. S.K. Nagarajan
4 Changing Expectations of Traditional Pilgrims: An Analysis of Expectations and Motivations of Tourists Visiting Badri-Kedar Tourism Zone by Dr. S.K. Gupta and Mr. Vijay Prakash Bhatt (PhD)
5 A Comparative Analysis of Mwalughanje Elephant Sanctuary and Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya by Ms. Margaret Wachu Gichuhi (PhD)
6 Environmental Practices a Medium Size Hotel—A Case Study Approach by Dr. Sharleen Howison and Ms. Dagmar Cronauer
7 Planning Considerations for Tourism in the Minho-Lima Region (Northwest Portugal) by Dr. Paula Cristina Remoaldo, Dr. José Cadima Ribeiro, Dr. Laurentina Cruz Vareiro and Ms. Mécia Cunha Mota (PhD)
Section II COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BY TOURISM
8 Development of a Standard Measurement Scale to Measure Community Attitude Towards Impacts of Tourism in Malaysia by Dr. Nurhazani Mohd Shariff, Dr. Nor Asyikin Mohd Nor, Ms. Jasmine Zea Raziah Radha Rashid Radha and Ms. Hasni Hasnah Che Ismail
9 Community-based Ecotourism and Sustainable Development Supported by Case Study—Kumaon Himalayas (Lake District of Uttarakhand) by Mr. Bipin Chandra Pant (PhD)
Section III CASE STUDIES AND PRACTICES ON TOURISM TRENDS
10 Tourist’s Use of Public Transport Information: A Case Study in Penang Island by Mr. Ng Kok Meng
11 Rebuilding Destination Functionality: A Strategic Framework Towards Crisis Communication by Dr. Parikshat Singh Manhas and Mr. Zubair Ahmad Dada (PhD)
12 Trust in the Online Hotel Booking Decision by Dr. Pauline Ratnasingam and Dr. Kuldeep Kumar
13 Endogenous Project on Rural Tourism: A Case Study of Kalamkari by Dr. P.S. Reddy
14 Causality between Tourism and Education by Dr. G.S. Premakumara and Mr. Riyaz Ahmad (PhD)
15 Greening the Marikina City: Cycling as an Alternative Transportation by Ms. Joy Shellah B. Era (PhD) and Ms. Evangeline E. Timbang
16 The Study of Relationship between Climate and Annual Tourism Trends Condition; Case of Tabriz, Iran by Ms. Banafsheh M. Farahani (PhD) and Dr. Jafar Mosivand