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.