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Role of Public Parks/Gardens in attracting Domestic Tourists: An Example from City Beautiful from India

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  • Chaudhry, Pradeep
  • Tewari, Vindhya P.

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Chandigarh-the ‘City Beautiful’ of India is known for its urban greenery and well planned landscaping in the whole world. More than 0.60 millions of domestic tourists are visiting Chandigarh city each year. In a research study undertaken during 2002-04, an assessment about the annual recreational use value of this city’s urban parks and gardens was made by using Zonal Travel Cost Method (TCM) on the domestic tourists coming to the city for tourism purpose. Though man made greenery can not compensate nature’s green cover, yet it plays a significant role in attracting domestic tourists towards a city of parks/gardens in a developing country like India.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25168.

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Date of creation: 27 Mar 2009
Date of revision: 07 Jul 2009
Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 1.5(2010): pp. 101-109
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25168

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Keywords: Domestic tourists; Parks and Gardens; Chandigarh; India;

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  1. Navrud, StAle & Mungatana, E. D., 1994. "Environmental valuation in developing countries: The recreational value of wildlife viewing," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 135-151, November.
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