Conference on Rurality, Ruralism & Rural Tourism: Challenges & Coping Strategies @ JMI [Nov 15-17]: Register by Oct 31: Expired

Rural tourism is becoming necessary. There has been a phenomenal growth of rural tourists across the world. As the interest of visitors is increasing in rural tourism, many destinations around the world and India have incorporated rural tourism products in their current range of product portfolios and have integrated it into their overall tourism strategy to attract more tourists to their country.

The proposed conference seeks discussion on both inbound tourism from these markets to India and outbound tourism to these markets. The proposed tracks include:

  • The attractiveness of India as a rural tourism destination.
  • Perception of India as a rural tourism destination among these markets.
  • Rural tourism products of India sought by these markets
  • The readiness of India as a rural destination
  • Real vs. staged experience debate in rural tourism
  • Rural tourism governance and community stake
  • Challenges for rural tourism visitors
  • Design and delivery of the rural experience
  • Rural tourism and rural development
  • Role of NGOs in the development of rural tourism
  • Institutional framework and support for rural tourism
  • Rural tourism case studies and experience (from around the world)
  • Rural tourism and sustainability
  • Capacity building for rural tourism

The registration payment should be made online only through
Every individual interested in participating in this conference must register for the conference. Since the event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the registration fees are quite generous.

Early Bird Registration (Up to July 13, 2018)
Academics and industryUSD 100 | INR 6000USD 50 | INR 3000
Research scholarsUSD 70 | INR 4000USD 35 | INR 2000
Regular Registration (After July 14, 2018)
Academics and industryUSD 120 | INR 7200USD 60 | INR 3600
Research scholarsUSD 85 | INR 4800USD 45 | INR 2400
Registration fees include
  • Participation in the conference
  • Conference pack, including the conference proceedings
  • Dinner
  • Networking
  • Heritage Walk (Day 2)
  • Meals and tea/coffee outings during the conference
  • Lodging and boarding in university guest house during the conference
  • Yoga and Meditation sessions in the morning (Day 2 and Day 3)

Additionally, organizers can arrange for the following (on payment basis)

  • Lodging and boarding in nearby hotels/lodges
  • Day-trip to Agra (Taj Mahal and other monuments)
  • Sight-seeing in Delhi.

Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality and Heritage Studies, Ghaffar Manzil Colony, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, 110025.


Dr. Vijay Kumar Dev
Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality and Heritage Studies, Ghaffar Manzil Colony, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, 110025
(+91) 8130283000

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