CABI Regional Tourism Series Series

Tourism Planning and Development in South Asia

April 2021
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  • Published
    30th April 2021
  • ISBN 9781789246698
  • Language English
  • Pages 152 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Tourism has huge significance as a global economic and social phenomenon, and given the growing reliance on the industry by service dependent economies around the world, the lack of focus on tourism planning and development in the South Asian area is surprising. Current issues including social, environmental and cultural aspects underpinned by security challenges have defined the tourism development narratives in many South Asian countries over the last decades leading to fluid demand and supply patterns. Appetite and reliance for tourism growth is seen regardless of trepidation and numerous challenges. Despite a rich and steady history of tourism demand driven by pull destinations, most South Asian countries have not invested or benefited from global tourism growth trends.

This book discusses tourism planning and development in the various South Asian countries and identifies the key impacts and current challenges. The country-focused chapters demonstrate a wide-range of experiences and challenges, while revealing successful and unsuccessful stories. Written by scholars with extensive research experience on tourism in these countries, the book provides thorough analyses of the nature and focus on tourism development in South Asia. It is a source of much needed documentation and provides details of great value to researchers, policy makers and other tourism stakeholders.

1: A Case Study on Impacts of Community Participation in Tourism Planning And Destination Management in Kerala, India.
2: Planning Agritourism Development in Sri Lanka: Farmers’ Incentives and Barriers
3: History of Tourism Planning and Development in Nepal: Achievements and Challenges to Sustainable Future of Tourism
4: Tourism in Afghanistan
5: Planning for Sustainable Tourism Development in Bhutan
6: Tourism Policy Planning in Bangladesh: Perspective and Propositions
7: Tourism Development And Its Impact On Economic Growth In Pakistan
8: The Role of International Tourism in the Maldives

Dimitrios Stylidis

Dimitrios Stylidis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Tourism Marketing at the University of Crete, Greece. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Research Cluster Leader at Middlesex University London, and a Postdoc Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Dimitrios holds an MSc and PhD in tourism from the University of Surrey, U.K. His research interests include place image and marketing, tourist destination image and behavior, tourism impacts and sustainable development. His work has been published in several journals including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, and Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Boopen Seetanah

Boopen Seetanah is Professor in International Economics and Finance at the University of Mauritius and the WTO Chair Programme Co-Chair. He is also the director of research at the International Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality (ICSTH) at the University of Mauritius. Boopen’s research interest is in international tourism and trade, international finance and applied economics. He is/has been a consultant for a number of international organizations such as the World Bank, UNEP, COMESA, RMCE, UNDP and ADB among others.

Tourism development; tourism planning; tourism policy; tourism in India; tourism in Sri Lanka; tourism in Pakistan; tourism in Bangladesh; tourism in Nepal; tourism in Maldives; tourism in Afghanistan; tourism in Bhutan; tourism in South Asia