Manjushree Mishra, Ajeya Jha
Manjushree Mishra1 and Ajeya Jha2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies and Research Scholar of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar, East Sikkim, Sikkim - 737106, India.
2Professor, Department of Management Studies, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar, East Sikkim, Sikkim - 737106, India.
Volume - 4,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2013
This study focuses on three principal effects of tourism, namely, Economic, Social and Environmental. This study finds that although there are some negative aspects, most economic consequences of tourism is beneficial. These benefits include generation of income, employment, foreign exchange, government revenue, infrastructure building and so on. The economic impacts of tourism are usually considered to be beneficial for countries and localities. The real controversies lie in tourism’s impact on environmental and socio-cultural aspects. This paper tries to analyze that if managed properly, tourism’s overall positive effects are able to offset the few negatives in all three respects. The study has taken the state of Sikkim as the sample.
Cite this article:
Manjushree Mishra, Ajeya Jha. Socio-Economic and Ecological Impact Assessment: A Study of Tourism in Sikkim. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 4(4): October-December, 2013, 527-537.