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Dr. Tej Vir Singh won the UNWTO Ulysses Prize

Jan 24, 2014 17:19 IST

Dr. Tej Vir Singh from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh won the 2013 UNWTO Ulysses Prize for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge on 22 January 2014. Dr.Singh is the professor and Founding Director of the Centre for Tourism Research & Development (CTRD) in India.


imageIn 1976, he established the CTRD, a non-government organization devoted to the cause of tourism academics and research, with a special focus on India.

The Award honors outstanding members of the academia for their significant contribution to the development of tourism education and research.

Dr. Singh is the Founding Editor of Tourism Recreation Research. It is a pioneer in introducing extensive tourism research in the region. It is the oldest and highly respected, international tourism journal in Asia.

A specialist in Himalayan tourism, Dr. Singh has produced several books on tourism and many papers on tourism development and its impacts. One of his book is Critical Debates in Tourism.

Dr. Singh started the first Himalayan tourism training course, as the Founding Director of the Institute of Himalayan Studies and Regional Development at the University of Garhwal.

About UNWTO Ulysses Prize

The UNWTO Ulysses Prize is given to a distinguished scholar, whether in academia, government or private industry, for outstanding contributions to innovation and knowledge in tourism.

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