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Contemporary Tourism and Hospitality Laws


Contemporary Tourism and Hospitality Laws is a comprehensive textbook specially designed for the students, teachers and scholars. Developed as a text, this book studies the principles from a contemporary perspective, explores the relationship among them, and knits them together. It takes an application-approach to explain the concepts of tourism and hospitality laws with the help of examples, exhibits, and case studies. This book useful for its coverage and simple, easy-to-understand, jargon-free language, focused coverage and sound theoretical base. The structure of the text encourages and supports of an in-depth tourism and hospitality laws during the semester.

Salient Features

– Comprehensive and easy to understand text, with detailed coverage
– Refers to best international legal practices whilst explaining the Indian legal scenario
– Emphasis on international conventions
– Updated legislative framework for human resource management
– Focus on tourism and hospitality


Contents :

Unit – I : Contemporary Tourism
1. Overview of Tourism Sector
2. Review of Activities of the 11th Five Year Plan 2007-12
3. Strategies for Development of Tourism during the 12th Plan
4. Development of Tourism Infrastructure, Connectivity and Destination Management
5. Human Resource Development and Capacity Building
6. Publicity, Promotion and marketing
7. Sustainable Tourism, Rural Tourism, Eco-tourism and heritage Tourism
8. Adventure Tourism and other Niche Products
9. Convergence among various Agencies at Center and State Level for Development of Tourism
10. Taxation, Incentives and Facilitation for Tourism Sector
11. Market Research and Tourism Statistics
Unit – II : International Conventions And Hospitality Laws
1. Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by SEA, 1974
2. Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, 1968
3. Conventions on International Civil Aviation, Signed at Chicago on 7 December 1944 (Chicago Convention.)
4. The Customers Act, 1962
5. The Preservation of Food Adulteration Act, 1954
6. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
7. The Goa, Daman and Diu Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1982
8. The Goa, Daman and Diu registration of Tourist Trade Rules, 1985
9. The Goa Tourist Places (Protection and Maintenance) Act, 2001
10. IATA General Conditions of Carriage (Passenger and Baggage)
11. International Convention on Travel Contracts (CCV) (Brussels, April 23, 1970)
12. Manila Declaration of World Tourism (1980)
13. Helenski Accord (1975)
14. Word Tourism Organization the Hague Declaration on Tourism, (1989)
15. Tourism Bill of rights and Code (1989)
16. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961
17. Travel Policy BAXTER CASE STUDY
18. Legislative Framework – Human Resource Management in Tourism
19. Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Haritage – 1972
20. Warsaw Convention – 1929


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Annamalai Murugan


Himalaya pub