Insights on Dharavi slums in travel blogs

Panchal, Jenny, and Khanna, Aditya (2016) Insights on Dharavi slums in travel blogs. In: Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference. pp. 339-345. From: 4th Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference, 24-29 May 2016, Bodrum, Turkey.

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Abstract

Slum tourism is one of the newest and fastest growing niche tourism markets in the world that has seen growth only in the past two decades, mostly because of exposure from a range of films and movies which have made slum tourism a popular topic for debate. Slum tourism is also an under-researched topic, but has started to catch the attention of researchers and scholars in recent years. A slum, as defined by the UN Human Settlements Programme (2003), is a 'heavily populated urban area characterised by substandard housing and squalor'. Similarly, Ma defines it as "a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security" (2010, p.3).

Item ID: 44207
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
ISBN: 978-605-65762-3-2
Keywords: slum tourism, Dharavi slums, Mumbai, India, travel blogs,
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 23:47
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 90%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 10%
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