About the Book
The present book offers a comprehensive knowledge of global tourism that is not only designed as a training manual for students contemplating a career in tourism and hospitality, but it is also written in the conviction that those who do enter such careers need to have a broad understanding of tourism’s multidimensional character and its increasingly important place in contemporary society. Tourism has changed radically in recent years with the onset of many technological and economic changes and an ever increasing concern for the environment. This book provides a down-to-earth introduction to this complex and multi-faceted industry. It provides a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge to all facets of tourism including: the history of tourism, factors influencing the tourism industry, tourism in developing countries, medical tourism, space tourism, rural tourism, heritage tourism, agro-tourism, religious tourism, sex tourism, eco-tourism, cruise tourism, adventure tourism, sport tourism, war tourism, birth tourism, culinary tourism, LGBT tourism, slum tourism, electronic tourism, geo-tourism, extreme tourism, cultural tourism, music tourism, nautical tourism, and forecasting future trends of tourism. This invaluable book is written for all students of tourism and all those involved in the industry who want to know more about the structure, component activities and environment within which they work.
About the Author
Dr. Sukanta Sarkar (MA, PhD) is associated with Faculty of Management Studies, ICFAI University, Agartala (Tripura). He did bachelor and master degree in economics. He awarded doctorate degree from Singhania University for his work on rubber tappers. He qualified UGC-NET Exam in December/2006. Currently he is D.Litt Scholar, Department of Economics; Berhampur University, Odisha. He presented many research papers in various seminars, conferences and symposiums. Various research papers have been published in foreign and national journals. He has authored books relating to Corruption, Human trafficking, Orphan children, Rubber plantation, Corporate social responsibility, Handicraft workers, Deforestation, Environmental pollution, Agrarian economics and Social security.