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Envisioning Tourism in India
June 15, 2010

Envisioning Tourism-15 June 2010-EQUATIONSEQUATIONS was invited by the Member Planning Commission Mr Arun Maira in November 2009 to write about our vision for tourism for India. This came about after a series of discussions with him about our concerns related to tourism development in India and how the Planning Process of the Five Year plans should take these into account. Being one of the few critical voices on tourism in the global south, we have often had to focus on tourism’s negative impacts – in policy and in practise. This opportunity to dream and to envision  what we would wish to see was undoubtedly the other side of the coin..Enclosed is our vision for tourism in India and the role we hope to see the Ministry of Tourism play in our country. Along with it, in the annexures, are stories, case studies, people policies and charters that illustrate how  another tourism is indeed possible!

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Class Code: B20 / B60

Keywords: Planning Commission, Ministry of Tourism, equitable, sustainable, democratic, people centred tourism, vision for tourism, alternatives in tourism

 Envisioning Tourism in India