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Responsible Tourism – Evidence from the Tourist Destinations of Kashmir


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1 Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India
2 Doctoral Fellow, Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India
     

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The study aims to explore the dimensions of responsible tourism practices (RTPs) incorporated in the context of Kashmir tourism destinations. Besides, the study aims to know the perception of residents towards these RTPs. Data were collected from 180 residents of Pahalgam tourist destination. The exploratory factor analysis technique was applied to explore the dimensions of RTPs. The findings of the study revealed that four dimensions were extracted for 17 items of RTPs that accounted for 73.46 per cent of the variance. The findings showed that residents perceive that RTPs have a significant role towards the economic upliftment of destination communities. Thus, the findings of the study suggest the successful implementation of RTPs in other tourist destinations of the Kashmir Valley.

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Responsible Tourism Practices, Local Communities
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Authors

Faizan Ashraf Mir
Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Mudasir Ahmad Mir
Doctoral Fellow, Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Mehruq Khan
Doctoral Fellow, Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Abstract


The study aims to explore the dimensions of responsible tourism practices (RTPs) incorporated in the context of Kashmir tourism destinations. Besides, the study aims to know the perception of residents towards these RTPs. Data were collected from 180 residents of Pahalgam tourist destination. The exploratory factor analysis technique was applied to explore the dimensions of RTPs. The findings of the study revealed that four dimensions were extracted for 17 items of RTPs that accounted for 73.46 per cent of the variance. The findings showed that residents perceive that RTPs have a significant role towards the economic upliftment of destination communities. Thus, the findings of the study suggest the successful implementation of RTPs in other tourist destinations of the Kashmir Valley.

Keywords


Responsible Tourism Practices, Local Communities

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