An Exploration of Community-Based Tourism within the Context of Tourism Planning and Development

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  • Harsimran Chadha Department of Architecture & Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)
  • Preeti Onkar Department of Architecture & Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)

Abstract

Planning for sustainable tourism development poses numerous challenges for planners and researchers. The need to incorporate Community-Based Tourism (CBT) in tourism planning and development has become indispensable. This paper aims to explore the conceptual understanding of CBT by reviewing its various definitions, the chronological development of the concept, models devised by various researchers, and also the tools to measure the impacts of tourism. The literature concludes by identifying a need for the quantification of the impacts of tourism and CBT on the community for the success of a tourism development plan.

Author Biographies

Harsimran Chadha, Department of Architecture & Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)

Ar. Harsimran Chadha is presently pursuing a Ph.D. from the Department of Architecture and Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India. She holds a B. Arch degree from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh and  M. Arch degree from MANIT, Bhopal. She is working as HOD, Department of Architecture & Interior Design in Government Women’s Polytechnic College, Indore. Her research area is focussed on Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development, with special reference to communities involved and affected by tourism. Her Ph.D. is centred on developing a framework to measure the impacts of cultural tourism on communities.

Preeti Onkar, Department of Architecture & Planning, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)

Dr. Preeti Onkar is Associate Professor in Department of Architecture and Planning, MANIT Bhopal. She is an academician and a practicing consultant to various architectural and planning projects. She has been practicing for the last 20 years and is presently working on prestigious architectural and planning projects for Government of Madhya Pradesh, India. She is a Senior Architect for Institute Consultancy Service Cell MANIT. Her area of interest is focused on Quality of life through inclusive design and planning. She has been co-editor of two issues of the International Journal of Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. She has also contributed chapters for three books of reputed publications. She has published her work in various national and international journals.

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2019-10-15

How to Cite

Chadha, H. and Onkar, P. (2019) “An Exploration of Community-Based Tourism within the Context of Tourism Planning and Development”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 17(1). Available at: https://journals.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/469 (Accessed: 16January2021).

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