Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.


INDIA / India Projects Program


Ecotourism is sustainable, nature-based tourism, that is environmentally conservative while maintaining local culture and contributing to the well-being of the host community. The goal of this project was to develop a list of best practices and recommendations for sustainable tourism and ecotourism that are specific to Himachal Pradesh, India. To develop our understanding of the tourism and ecotourism sector in the region, we spoke with government officials, business owners, and tourists. Additionally, we analyzed tourist locations for their capacity to sustain ecotourism. Finally, we combined the academic best practices and our analysis to create a set of recommendations for sustainable development at potential ecotourism sites in Himachal Pradesh.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs