Tradition at a Premium: Insights into schematic implementation of resources in order to develop sustainable tourist attractions

Valsaraj, Payini and Singh , Devrat (2011) Tradition at a Premium: Insights into schematic implementation of resources in order to develop sustainable tourist attractions. In: International conference on Sustainable Destination Excellence: Innovations in Alternative Tourism, 17-18th Feb 2011, SCHM,University of Jammu.

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Abstract

The paper aims to suggest 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. In a panoramic view; the authors suggests, tapping this niche trend called “tradition at a premium” whereby a culturally rich location is selected (Bhimtal, Nainital District, Uttaranchal) 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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural tourism, community tourism, sustainability, innovative projects, creative ideas
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2012 04:37
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 04:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3680

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