The term tourism has become popular to the common men since the second half of the last century. Nowadays, it is not regarded as a luxury activity performed only by those at the top of the income pyramid. The rapid economic development, standard of living and increased leisure time has made tourism the word of mouth in all sections of the society. Viewing this rapid flow of tourists, every country is now employing tourism as an instrument in rural economic development. But there is continuous dearth of academic literature on the role of tourism in rural development. This book will definitely fill this gap in the academic and corporate arena with its strong methods and analysis. It is also supplemental to the tourism planners and destination developers as it provides rich analysis of different aspects of tourism planning and geographical outlook of destination development.