• Dr. Ajaz Akbar Mir Assistant Professor, in The Business School, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar (J and K)
  • Sumaya Iqbal Assistant Professor, in The Business School, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar (J and K)


HRD, Tourism, Sustainable Tourism


Tourism sector is considered as one of the most important sectors for employment generation and economic development in India especially in our state. Tourism sector development cannot be completed without the growing of tourism services availability and quality level, which is very necessary for tourists. The level and quality for tourism services most importantly depend upon human component, their abilities and capabilities. Sustainable tourism takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of tourists, the industry, the environment and host communities. Here, sustainable tourism is to imply sustainable human development because development is to state wisdom about people and that human societies are ultimately dependent upon their natural environment. The basic reason that why the people in present times face unacceptable and huge levels of poverty, inequality and environment penury is that past practices of development have transgressed this principle. Human Resources Development (HRD) encompasses the vast field of training and development provided by organizations to increase the knowledge, skills, education and abilities of their employees. In today’s stiff competition and threat of resources, developmental strategy needs quick and efficient implementation of sustainable environmental principles in order to achieve its desired growth potential. Therefore the only way to increase the economic growth is application of the innovative technologies and proficient human resource.  In this connection, the present paper examines the role of HRD in sustainable tourism.


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Dr. Ajaz Akbar Mir, & Sumaya Iqbal. (2016). HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 2(5). Retrieved from

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