"Tourism is making tremendous headway in many countries of the world including India. he present book is designed in such a manner as to bring together service providers in the tourism industry, government officials, policy makers, researchers and academia for sharing experience and generating new knowledge in the thrust area of tourism. The book contains articles written by eminent personalities hailing from all these categories. The subject matter dealt with in the book includes planning and development of sustainable tourism products, tourism personnel, eco-tourism and adverse effects of tourism. The book lays special emphasis on eco-tourism and eco-friendly infrastructure. It underscores the need for using natural resources in a sustainable manner so as not to disturb the rich socio-cultural fabric of India."