First of all, On behalf of the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi, we wish to
extend our heartfelt gratitude to Shri Sujit Banerjee, Secretary, Shri Sanjay Kothari,
Additional Secretary (T) and Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, ADG (T) Ministry of Tourism,
Government of India for giving the opportunity to the institute to conduct the audit/ survey of
hotels, lodges, resorts, camps and guest houses in and around Corbett National Park,
We take this opportunity to convey our sincere thanks to Shri Rajiv Bhartari, Additional
Secretary, Tourism, Government of Uttarakhand for providing guidance, logistic support and
modalities to conduct survey.
We would like to thank Dr. Prabhaker Dubey, Director and Smt. Dhiraj Bhalla, Asst. DG,
Ministry of Tourism for coordinating the survey.
We also extend our sincere thanks to Mr. Mandeep Singh, President, Mr. Toby Sinclair, Vice
President, and all other officials of ‘Eco Tourism Society of India’ for providing valuable
information to the survey team and inviting them to attend workshop on “Environment Laws
and Sustainable Tourism”. We would also like to thank to Mr. Abhishek Behl, TOFT India
Wildlife Association and Ms. Prenra Bindra, eminent Wildlife Journalist for their inputs for
the survey .
We would like to express our thanks to all the people at TRH/ TRC who made our stay very
pleasant and comfortable and for all their hospitality extended to us.
We sincerely thank all the media people who have given a lot of publicity by covering the
survey for so many days.
Background of the survey– Keeping in mind the recent spate of tiger mortality, the Ministry
of Tourism under the leadership of Shri Sujit Banerjee, Secretary, Shri Sanjay Kothari, AS
(T) and Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, ADG (T) has taken an initiative to conduct an audit/ survey
of all the lodging establishments in and around Corbett National Park.
Aim & Objectives of the survey- The main objective of the audit/ survey was to st