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


  • Chaudhry, Pradeep
  • Tewari, Vindhya P.


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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  • Chaudhry, Pradeep & Tewari, Vindhya P., 2009. "Role of Public Parks/Gardens in attracting Domestic Tourists: An Example from City Beautiful from India," MPRA Paper 25168, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Jul 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25168

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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, vol. 11(2), pages 135-151, November.
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    Domestic tourists; Parks and Gardens; Chandigarh; India;

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    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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