Centre for Tourism Research & Development - India
The Centre for Tourism
Research & Development was set up under the auspices of the Indian Society
for Tourism Research & Development in 1976, with its headquarters in
Lucknow, India, and the following specific objectives
- to concentrate on problem oriented and solution finding field
research in tourism, with particular focus on development of tourism in
- to publish technical reports on projects, books and journals;
- to provide consultancy to national and international tourism
organisations and to assist universities and institutes engaged in tourism
education and training manpower for the industry.
The Centre also encourages exchange of scholars from home and
With Professor Tej Vir Singh as its founder
and Director, the Centre has produced the following project reports:
- Assessment of Recreation Resources of Garhwal Himalaya for
scientific promotion of tourism (UGC Project)
- Impact of Tourism Development in Mountain Areas: Case of the
Kulu Valley in Himachal Pradesh (Ford Foundation Study).
- Sustainable Development of Tourism in Coastal Regions: the
case of Goa (UNEP).
Tourism Recreation Research
(TRR) is the Centre's
research journal, published twice a year since 1976. It enjoys the academic
support and expertise of 35 well known tourism scholars throughout the world.
Some of the main issues are: Appropriate Tourism in the Third World; Tourism in
the Mountains; Coastal Tourism; Sustainable Development; Urban and Heritage
Tourism; Tourism Education; Ecotourism and the East/South-east Asia; Sport
Tourism; Senior Tourism; Tourism & Technology; Tourism Culture &
Heritage; Tourism in the most fragile environments; Tourism 2000 and beyond
The CTRD has published over a dozen
international books on various aspects of tourism, such as 'Integrated Mountain
Development' (T.V.Singh), 'Tourism Wildlife and Conservation' (T.V.Singh &
J.Kaur), ' Tourism Environment: Nature, Culture, Economy' (Singh, Smith, Fish
& Richter), 'Profiles in Indian Tourism' (Shalini Singh), '
Tourism in the Critical Environment
' (T.V.Singh & S.Singh).
The Centre's Director, Dr.T.V.Singh has been an elected member of the
International Academy for the Study of Tourism since 1991 and a consultant for
UNEP and GREEN GLOBE; also Chair - India Chapter, Asia Pacific Tourism
Association (APTA), Pusan, Korea.
Prepared by ...
Professor Tej Vir Singh
Centre for Tourism Research &
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