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Soumendra Nath Biswas Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM), Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Soumendra Nath Biswas is working as an Assistant Professor (senior scale) at IITTM (an autonomous organization of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India) since 2007. He is from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. He has also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism Management, Sikkim University (on lien). He was awarded PhD in the year 2010 in tourism management by The University of Burdwan, on the topic ‘Food as a Marketing Tool for the Development of Hospitality and Tourism in India, with Special Reference to West Bengal’. He has obtained MTM and bachelor of hotel management (BHM). He has also qualified UGC-NET (National Eligibility Test for lectureship) twice and UGC-JRF. Dr Biswas has 18 years of teaching experience in MBA (Tourism), BBA (Tourism), BHM and diploma in hotel management (DHM), in various government and private institutions including 10 years of research experience. Dr Biswas has contributed a number of research papers in reputed national and international referred, peer-reviewed journals and edited books. He has contributed in many research projects sponsored by UNDP, Government of India and Government of Odisha. The author’s areas of research interest include tourism concepts and impacts, tour operation management, tourism geography, tourism marketing, hospitality management and so on.