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Tourism: Concepts, Theory and Practice deals with all the fundamental aspects of tourism that are to be learnt by students of tourism, air transport, travel and hospitality disciplines. It gives an insight into the concept of tourism from different perspectives, various types of tourism, travel motivation and demand, industrial elements of tourism, destination and its elements, various organizations functioning in tourism, planning and development of tourism, and its benefits and impacts. Moreover, various aspects of sustainable tourism, ecotourism and responsible tourism are also included. An introduction to marketing and information technology applications in tourism is also given. The book concludes with a discussion on current status of tourism, contemporary issues in tourism and the future prospects. This book with detailed information on tourism principles, policies and practices, will prove to be an essential learning tool for all those pursuing a career in any sector of tourism.
MR Dileep :- is a prominent academician, author and columnist on tourism. Having qualifications including M.T.A, MPhil, PhD and IATA Diplomas (Air Transport and Cargo); his work experience includes; faculty, major head and system wide coordinator with the Ministry of Higher Education (CAS Salalah), Sultanate of Oman; HoD of Tourism at Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS); and senior lecturer at Pazhassi Raja College (Calicut University), Pulpally, Kerala. Dr Dileep is a recipient of 'Indira Gandhi Gold Award' of GEPRA and an expert contributor in the ';Encyclopedia of Tourism' (Springer, New York). Among the four, two of his books, Information Systems in Tourism and New Age Tourism-Neo-Colonial Impulses (in Malayalam), are widely used, and some of his papers have been published in reputed journals including Tourism Recreation Research and APJTR.