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In 2008 the 2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held in Kerala. Following experiments in four villages ways of increasing benefits for local communities were tested and the best approaches were identified. The RT Mission was established to roll out Responsible Tourism across Kerala.
Responsible Tourism Projects - there are many of them in Kerala
Report of a village census to determine how many households were benefiting from tourism and community attitudes to tourism.
Kumar, R., Bobbin, J., Goodwin, H. (2017) Tourism Impacts in Kumarakom, Kerala, India