Mountain Tourism and Ecological Impacts: Himalayan Region and Beyond

Mountain Tourism and Ecological Impacts: Himalayan Region and Beyond

Release Date: March, 2024|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 280
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0823-3
ISBN13: 9798369308233|EISBN13: 9798369308240
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Description:

The Himalayas, with their grandeur and cultural richness, magnetize global travelers searching for an escape from the ordinary. However, behind this allure lies an ecological responsibility and sustainability imperative. Many involved with the tourism industry in mountainous regions have been confronting the stark realities of tourism's impact on these delicate ecosystems. There is an urgency to address the challenges posed by climate change, all while safeguarding the indigenous traditions that define the Himalayas.

Mountain Tourism and Ecological Impacts: Himalayan Region and Beyond unravels the intricate connections between tourism development and its far-reaching implications. This comprehensive exploration delves deep into the heart of the Himalayan region and beyond, shedding light on the diverse dimensions of mountain tourism and its profound impact on local environments, communities, and cultural heritage.

This book reveals the tapestry of tourism experiences found in the peaks and vistas of the Himalayas. It delves into eco-tourist's delicate dance with fragile ecosystems, the coexistence of travelers and wildlife, the exhilaration of adventure tourism, and the spiritual pilgrimages that draw seekers from across the globe. Each facet of mountain tourism is examined in its complexity and depth.

This book comprehensively explores the pivotal role of preserving local cultures and underscores this as a key element of conserving the pristine natural habitats. This book is ideal for academics and researchers, tourism professionals, environmentalists and conservationists, government and NGOs, and travel enthusiasts.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adventure Tourism
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Ecological Impacts
  • Economic Growth
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Himalayan Region
  • Indigenous Traditions
  • Local Communities
  • Mountain Tourism
  • Sustainability
  • Wildlife Encounters
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Soumendra Nath Biswas is presently working as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Assam University, Silchar (a Central University). Prior to that, he had served in Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar (An Autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) as an Assistant Professor (senior scale) in last 14 years. He has been awarded PhD in the year 2010 in Business Administration (Tourism) by The University of Burdwan, W.B. He has obtained Master in Tourism Management and bachelor in Hotel management (BHM). He has also qualified UGC-NET and UGC-JRF. Dr. Biswas has more than 20 years of teaching experience in MBA (Tourism), BBA (Tourism), BHM and DHM, in various government and private institutions. Dr. Biswas has written numbers of text book in Tourism Studies by international and national publishers and contributed numbers of research papers in reputed international and national peer-reviewed journals and edited books. He has contributed in many research projects sponsored by UNDP, Government of India and Government of Odisha.

Pradip Kumar is a researcher at Assam University, Silchar, India.

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