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Responsible Tourism from the Perspective of Tourist

AVAHAN: A Journal on Hospitality and Tourism

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Ashok Kumar, Girish Nandani | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
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Abstract

Tourism is an essential element for cultural understanding and sustainable growth. Millions of people travel across the globe every day exploring, sharing and most of all understand each others culture. Tourism development is affecting communities around the world. Agricultural land is being bulldozed to make way for hotels. Many destinations of Kumaun region are under assault as number of tourist rises exponentially every year. The result damages the sites, overcrowding, over development, pollution, threats to wildlife, erosion of culture and environment. Responsible Tourism RT is a new wave of Travel that protects the natural and cultural heritage of a place and benefits the local communities. In this research three of aspects of RT are analyzed, namely environmental, social and economic responsibility. The present study is descriptive study. The survey method was employed for collecting data. The analysis of data reveals that there is a lot of scope to educate tourist regarding responsible tourism behaviour whenever they visit the destinations.

Keywords: Responsible Tourism, Tourist, Perception, Social Responsibility, Economic Responsibility, Environmental Responsibility, Host Community

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