Dr. Anu Chandran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University has fifteen years of teaching experience and two years of administrative experience as Divisional Tourism Officer of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department. He was awarded Ph.D. in Management Studies from the Institute of Management in Kerala (IMK), University of Kerala, and has published four books including a volume of poetry titled Looking Beyond. Dr.Anu is an M.Phil in Futures Studies, Post Graduate in English Literature M.A. Litt from Kerala UniversityandPost Graduate in Tourism Administration (MTA from Pondicherry University) and has P.G. Diplomas in Journalism and Public Relations (SCMS, Kochi) and Psychology (DDE, Pondicherry University). He has published fifteen research papers and articles in international journals and thirty papers in national journals including International Journal for Qualitative Research in Services, Inderscience Enterprises, UK, and Revista de Cultura and Turismo – Brazil, Journal for Tourism Management Research, SAJOSPS, SAJTH,Journal Press–Vision, SCMS Journal, and ZENITH-EIJMMS.Dr.Anu Chandran was engaged for the consultancy work for the promotion of Odisha tourism destinations by Sand Pebbles Tour Company.Dr.AnuChandran is also the Associate Editor of BharathaPathrika Trilingual Journal, Editor of PUTSAL Newsletter– the biannual publication and Yatra Mag –the annual publication of DTS, and also the Guest Editor of the journal, Tourism: Theory and Practice. An alumna of Pondicherry University, he has also co-ordinated a National Seminar titled Indian Tourism– Opportunities Unlimitedin 2007. Dr.Anu has presented research papers in twenty one International Conferences and fourty-nine National Conferences and Seminars. He has also completed a project for the development of Backwater Tourism in Kerala He has won several awards namely Best Teacher Awards of Pondicherry University, Best Research Work Award and Commendation Certificates.