Fundamentals of Tourism and Travel Management
Author Dua, J C & Madhulika Bhargava
Year 2017
Binding Hardback
Pages 284p, bib, ind, 23 cm.
ISBN10, ISBN13 8174791612, 9788174791610
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About the Book:
Tourism is a socio-economic phenomenon comprising of activities and experiences of tourists and visitors away from their home environment, serviced by the travel and tourism industry and host destinations. Tourism serves to identify the visitor as a person who satisfies their needs during the travel and stay outside their residence by consuming tourism goods.

For some time, the need for a comprehensive book on tourism and related aspects in Indian context was being felt. This gap appears to have been filled up by launch of this book by not only delving upon the subject in detail but also by touching upon the subtle topics in a nuanced manner that makes it reading lively and gripping. Right from the very basics about what tourism comprises of to the issues and challenges confronting it, the topics have been dealt very succinctly. In the course of this, different organizations associated with this industry along with tourism specialties at different geographical locations have been deftly described. Continuing with the momentum, a vivid account of architecture, geography, history, handicrafts, and fairs & festivals finds mention which gives the reader a glimpse of rich Indian culture and traditions. With plethora of information on the subject, the book is posited to enthuse travelers and bibliographers alike.

About the Author:
Dr. J. C. Dua (1944-2015) was a well known figure in the field of tourism and history. He had acted as Principal of NBGSM College, (M. D. University), Sohna (Haryana) apart from being Associate Professor in Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi.
Dr. Dua had extensively contributed on both Tourism and History of South India and Punjab. He was conferred Gold Medal by the Government of Bulgaria in 1983. In 1989, he also acted as Programme Co-ordinator for the Orientation Programme (History) conducted by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi, Delhi. In 1995, he was invited to deliver the prestigious Dr. Kalaignar Thiru M. Karunanidhi Endowment Lectures, Madras University, Madras. Dr. Dua was awarded Saropa by the Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (2002) recognizing the contributions on the history of the Sikhs.
A part from contributing a large number of research papers in both tourism and history at the national and international seminars, Dr. Dua has several books to his credit. He is also one of the Editors for the Collected Works of Professor B. R. Grover.

Madhulika Bhargava (b.1988- ) is among youngest, zesty authors of today’s world. Born to a family of teaching professionals, she has now more than 6 years of teaching experience. Her first research paper at National Seminar “Linking Human Resource with Business Strategies” on the topic Work Stress and Globalisation was highly appreciated and awarded as most special presentation by the Chairperson and other jury members. Presently, she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce, Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi.