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Rurality, Ruralism and Rural Tourism - Challenges and Coping Strategies - Sumedha Agarwal, Aditya Ranjan, Vijay Kumar Dev and Nimit Chowdhary

About the Book

This is primarily a preparatory book that helps understand the basis distinction between Rural and Urban and explores the parameters that determine and assess the spirit and essence of rurality captured in tourism as a product offered in the rural tourism market. The book highlights the advantages of rural tourism as detailed in the chapters based on local initiatives, local management, local spin-offs rooted in the local scenario and its affect into the local culture.

The book discusses and consolidate best practices of stakeholders in rural tourism from different countries of the world. It also highlights the role of Destination Management organizations in understanding the expectations of the customers who are coming to consume the rural tourism products from the urban vicinity while providing an opportunity to learn about the competing world of rural tourism.

• Consolidates knowledge in the field of rurality, ruralism, and rural tourism.
• Highlights stakeholder practices in rural tourism from different countries of the world.
• Concepts explained with unique and extensive illustrations of rural tourism destinations.

Contents :

Section–I : Rural Tourism Governance and Community Stake
1. Rural Tourism - The Challenge of Development in the Lake Skadar National Park
2. Rural Tourism in Bangladesh: Scope and Challenges
3. Gold Panning as a Distinctive Rural Tourism Activity An Investigation of Triggers Behind Revisit Intentions to
River Pek
4. Motivating Youth’s Love for Rural Heritage in the Digital Age
5. Rural Tourism in India: Exploring the Travel Blogger’s Perspective
6. Rural Tourism Research in India – A Content Analysis of Studies Past 10 Years
7. Opening up India to Rural Tourism Promotion
8. Ensuring Self-sufficiency and Sustainable Economic Development through Tourism in Rural India
9. Mixed Cultural Heritage of Medieval Period and Scope of Geotourism Development in Puruliya District, West Bengal

Section–II : Rural Tourism Development Case Studies from Around the World
10. Rural tourism Development Models: Case Studies in China
11. Rural Tourism Strategies of Development: The Cases of Occitanie (France) and Rajasthan (India)
12. On the Artists’ Trail- Methodologies for the Construction of Hiking Routes in Ruralareas of the French Massif Central
13. Touristic Attraction as Part of Multiscalar Home Experience Case: Aalto Center, Seinäjoki, Finland
14. Peripheral Tourism: Challenges & Coping Strategies
15. Achieving Socio-Cultural Sustainability through Rural Tourism Practices: A Case Study on Pingla, the Pata-Village
16. Ecotourism and the Changes in the Lifestyle of Local Community - An Analytical Study in Thenmala, Kerala
17. Conventional Tourism and Sustainable Tourism: A Case of Indian Tourism Industry
18. Reservoir and Tourism Industry of Shekhawati Region
19. Residents’ Perception of Place Identity and Tourism Impacts on the Development of Rural Tourism – A Case Study of Haryana

Section–III : Design and Delivery of the Rural Experience
20. The Place of Rural Tourism in the Sustainable Management of the “Chaîne des Puys and the Limagne fault” Registered in the World Heritage of UNESCO
21. Tourism Development in the Rural Areas of Gabon
22. Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in Lebanon: Evolution and Dynamics
23. Rural Tourism Development in Bangladesh
24. Capacity Building for Rural Tourism in Chennai and its Neighbouring Districts – Challenges and Coping Strategies
25. Rural Tourism- Impacts, Challenges and Coping Strategies
26. Rural Tourism of Northeast India: Its Challenges and Coping Strategies
27. Rural Development and Tourism: Prospects, Issues and Challenges

About the Editors

Sumedha Agarwal is an Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia. Her research interests include community-based tourism, tourist behavior and heritage management. She has teaching and research experience of more than 4 years.

Aditya Ranjan is a researcher in Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia. He has research interest in Rurality, Rural Tourism, Destination marketing. Previously, he has taught various tourism related courses in Chandigarh University as Assistant Professor at University Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

With more than eight years of teaching and research experience Dr. Vijay Kumar Dev working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Jamia Millia Islamia. He is expertise in tour packaging, transportation and travel management. He has written a book on air fares and ticketing and numerous international and national research papers and articles. Reviewed various article for the Horizon Research Publishing, USA and editorial board member of International Journal of Research in Tourism and Hospitality (IJRTH) ARC publications private limited and also the Nodal officer for IQAC and placement coordinator tourism and hospitality Dept JMI.

Dr. Nimit Chowdhary, Professor and Head Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia. He is a professor, researcher, author, public speaker and academic administrator. He received numerous awards and fellowships such as AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers, SIDA Fellowship (Sweden), Guest Scholarship (Sweden), Linnaeus Palme Exchange Programme Grants, PIMG Research Excellence Award, Scholars Grants (EMTM) and Erasmus Mundus (Europe).He has carried out research for various agencies like UGC, ICSSR, AICTE and MoT-Gol worth around 50 Lakhs. He has Sourced/designed/coordinated/delivered trainings and consultancies worth around Rs. 4.5 Crores.



Sumedha Agarwal
Aditya Ranjan
Vijay Kumar Dev
Nimit Chowdhary


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