Local Community’s Perceptions of Eco Tourism in Goa

Prabhu , Narayan B. M and Eapan, Merlyn Rose (2014) Local Community’s Perceptions of Eco Tourism in Goa. ATITHI – Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2 (2). pp. 145-154. ISSN 2347-6907

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Ecotourism is a growing niche market within the larger travel industry and its purpose is to educate the traveler, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights. According to World Tourism Organisation, Eco-tourism, worldwide is growing annually, at the rate of 5%, and makes up 6% of the GDP worldwide. India's eco-tourism market currently has been experiencing considerable growth, though there are a number of factors inhibiting its true potential. This study which was conducted in state of Goa, focused on identifying the awareness and understanding of local community towards ecotourism and their perception regarding the impact of ecotourism in Goa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecotourism, local community, Goa
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 04:07
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 07:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141031

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