Status assessment of tourism on the Sigur Plateau, Tamil Nadu - Impacts and recommendations

Responsible tourism is especially important within natural areas so that the integrity of the environment and local community is not compromised. When natural resources are involved in tourism it is often referred to as eco-tourism, however, eco-tourism is still guided by the three same principles – social, environmental and economic. Eco-tourism has also been suggested to contribute to the conservation or preservation of the area in which it occurs (Fennell, 2003).