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Evolving Paradigms in Tourism and Hospitality in Developing Countries: A Case Study of India
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Evolving Paradigms in Tourism and Hospitality in Developing Countries: A Case Study of India (Hardback)

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This new volume highlights of a broad selection of valuable research work by renowned professionals and scientists from the academia and travel industry. It provides a wide-ranging vision of a multitude of trends in the global travel and tourism industry today and in the future.

The contributors examine a diverse selection of topics and share their conducted exploratory investigations to frame their implications and outcomes. In addition, this compilation also synthesizes the experiential aspects contributed by travel professionals and practitioners as well as academia. The volume reflects upon the wide-ranging conceptual approaches to the subject of tourism. There is a great effort taken to include varying paradigms and perspectives on the core elements of the tourism sector and to the very recent and emerging themes and issues. The chapters seek to bridge academic perspectives and research with practical applications. The overall thrust of the book is to provide a required critical depth to tourism studies and to guide the reader through the fundamental themes of tourism, destination marketing, branding, and management.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesService industriesHospitality industryBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesService industriesTourism industry Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc. Publication Date: 13/11/2018 ISBN-13: 9781771886307  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Bindi Varghese, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor affiliated with Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She has a doctorate in commerce, specializing in tourism. As an academician and tourism professional, she has over 15 years of academic and industrial experience. She has served at many educational institutions in South India and has served as a national and international expert for a decade at several educational institutions of India. Currently, she is actively associated with the Indian Tourism Congress (ITC) and the Kerala Development Society (KDS), New Delhi. With a passion for research, she has guided MPhil and PhD scholars. The active research that has been undertaken under her direction include: Impact Assessment Studies, Medical Tourism, and Destination Management Organization and Ecological Studies. Dr. Bindi also completed a major research project on "Strategic Intervention of Destination Management Organizations to Enhance Competitiveness of Tourism Destinations: A Model for Karnataka, India," funded by Christ University. Along with her academic expertise, she is also an issue editor for ATNA: Journal of Tourism Studies, published by Christ University, Bengaluru. She has extensively written for national and international peer-reviewed journals and is very well recognized in the academic circle in India. She has authored a book on medical tourism in India and has also contributed chapters to edited books and has published several articles in areas of destination management, governance, medical tourism, e-tourism, etc. Dr. Varghese is a frequent invited lecturer to students from other institutions and at various industry summits. In additional to academic writing, Dr. Bindi also writes for leading newspapers and travel magazines in tourism and hospitality.

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