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Tradition at a Premium: Insights into the Schematic Implementation of Resources in Order to Develop Sustainable Tourist Attractions

Valsaraj , P and Singh, D (2014) Tradition at a Premium: Insights into the Schematic Implementation of Resources in Order to Develop Sustainable Tourist Attractions. In: Strategic Development Policies and Impact Studies of Sustainable Rural and Community-based Tourism. Prism Books, Delhi, pp. 23-33. ISBN 978-93-80607-61-0.

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Abstract

The paper aims to suggest new innovative trends and projects in alternative tourism whereby local sustainability of a natural habitat goes along with profitability of the service provider. Community tourism is sharing of rich cultural heritage of a specific community with tourists and the earnings are utilized for the benefit of the local habitat and invariably include; people, flora, fauna and local resource of living (farming, handicraft industry, paintings etc.). The paper aims to suggest a schematic implementation of resources in order to develop tourist attractions in special tourism circuits like the Himalayas for the transformative tourism. It includes travel not merely for pleasure but more for broadening their outlook. It encompasses cultural tourism, craft tourism and eco-tourism and all other forms of tourism that value and celebrate the diversity and resources of the country. In a panoramic view; authors suggest, tapping this niche trend called “tradition at a premium” whereby a culturally rich location is selected and traditional ambience is created for the tourists. This is done with all the real people, cuisine, ethnic wear, handicrafts, folk dance and other aspects of the local culture, the innovativeness of the concept is that instead of spending huge funds and recreating out ethnic atmosphere at a resort, it involves local houses, people of community. The venture helps the locals with employment, a better quality life with an adequate salary and also preservation of habitat

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural tourism, Community-based Tourism, sustainability, innovative projects, creative ideas.
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 05:04
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 05:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141024

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