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Impact of Healthcare Utilities and Law & Order Conditions on Tourism: A Study on Community-based Tourism in North East India

International Journal of Tourism and Travel

Volume 9 Issue 1 & 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Mridul Dutta, Nayan Barua | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Tourists and tour operators would seldom compromise on the safety conditions, cleanliness, hygiene practices (Kant, 2008) and basic healthcare infrastructure of a tourism destination. The economic benefits and cosmopolitan thought process arising from practices of community-based tourism process may discourage simmering tensions arising out of ideological differences and conflicting ethnicity in a destination. Instead of an exclusive remark that tour operators would seldom compromise on safety and hygiene aspects of a destination in North East India, this paper shall provide empirical findings at granular level. The author(s) debate on issues of safety, law & order conditions and disaster management preparedness of a typical village practicing community based tourism. There is an attempt on relating positive impacts of development indexes with community based initiatives of North East India.

Keywords: Community Based Tourism, Healthcare Facilities, Utilities Measures, Disaster Management Preparedness

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