RURAL TOURISM: IMPACT, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN KARNATAKA By Ravi Kumara B.M.

Abstract The most important purpose of tourism development is economic and social development of the tourism areas. Although a minor part of tourism includes rural tourism and plays an important role in economics of rural areas of Karnataka, but other advantages and even received harms through these activities in rural areas should not be neglected. As some benefits may be obtained from tourism development, its inappropriate development will bring about losses and negative effects. Nevertheless, the level of these effects would be changed proportionate to different factors such as importance…

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TOURISM ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES – A STUDY ON RURAL TOURISM PERSPECTIVE IN SELECT RURAL RESOURCES OF KARNATAKA By Dr.Binoy T.A. and Naveen Kumar T.G.

Abstract This paper is an attempt to explore the role of tourism in bringing rural empowerment and to probe the opportunities of rural tourism entrepreneurship in Karnataka; rural tourism can help in shaping our society. It can have advantages on rural as well as urban communities. There is a scope of rural entrepreneurship through tourism in Karnataka. The government should encourage Private enterprises to promote tourism in rural areas. For developing the rural tourism we need to understand the rural environment, and socio-culture, economic, historical background of those places. How…

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