Tej Vir Singh is Professor and founding Director of the Centre for Tourism Research & Development (CTRD), Lucknow, India. He is also Founder Editor of the Centre’s international journal Tourism Recreation Research. He was founder director of the Institute of Himalayan Studies and Regional Development at the University of Garhwal (1977-88) and started the first tourism training course over the Himalaya. A specialist in Himalayan Tourism, Dr. Singh has produced about two dozen books on tourism and many technical papers on tourism development and impacts; his recent work is ‘Critical Debates in Tourism’, published by Channel View Publications, UK (2012). He was Senior Fellow Ford Foundation at ICIMOD, Kathmandu (1988). Dr. Singh is a fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (since 1989). He has consulted for the UNEP and also represented UNEP at the ESCAP Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in LDCs, Pattaya (October 1992). He was also Asia member of Rockefeller Foundation workshop on Ecotourism (1993). He is Associate Editor of Encyclopedia of Tourism being published by Springer (2014). He was awarded, lifetime honorary Professorship for his outstanding contribution in Tourism Academics and Research by Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India (2002). Dr Singh has been awarded UNWTO Ulysses Prize for the year 2013 for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Tourism Knowledge. contact Details: Centre for Tourism Research & Development, A-965/6, Indira Nagar, Lucknow - 226016, INDIA.
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