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Anu Treesa George is a Ph.D. candidate at the Research Institute of Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University, Australia. Her research interest is in responsible tourism, hospitality and events industries, green growth strategies and community well-being. Her research focuses on mitigating the sustainability challenges by developing a practical framework which combines the green growth concepts with responsible tourism to enhance the sustainable practices in the tourism industry.

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Integrating tourism and sustainable practices will enhance positive impacts to visitors and the local community. It is an innovative mantra for improving the quality of life through increased socio-economic benefits and improved natural resource management. Green growth is a new paradigm to develop a resource-efficient, cleaner and more resilient sustainable development. The paper describes the positive impacts of responsible tourism initiatives in environmental sustainability. The case study focuses on providing better insights into the existing tourism initiatives in Kerala. By integrating the green growth concept with tourism helps to address the gaps of sustainable development. The research adopted qualitative research methodology to collect data from the tourism stakeholder’s through participant observation and interviews. This aims to integrate the tourism industry with green growth concept to minimize the negative impacts of tourism development on the environment.

Keywords: Tourism, Responsible tourism, Green growth, Sustainable development, Quality of life,

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Impacts of Responsible Tourism in Environmental sustainability issues: A Case Study in Kerala, India

Abstract

Integrating tourism and sustainable practices will enhance positive impacts to visitors and the local community. It is an innovative mantra for improving the quality of life through increased socio-economic benefits and improved natural resource management. Green growth is a new paradigm to develop a resource-efficient, cleaner and more resilient sustainable development. The paper describes the positive impacts of responsible tourism initiatives in environmental sustainability. The case study focuses on providing better insights into the existing tourism initiatives in Kerala. By integrating the green growth concept with tourism helps to address the gaps of sustainable development. The research adopted qualitative research methodology to collect data from the tourism stakeholder’s through participant observation and interviews. This aims to integrate the tourism industry with green growth concept to minimize the negative impacts of tourism development on the environment.

Keywords: Tourism, Responsible tourism, Green growth, Sustainable development, Quality of life,