Tourism is a travel for recreational, leisure or business purpose. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people travelling from one place to another and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes. The importance of tourism, as an instrument of economic development and employment generation, particularly in remote and backward areas, has been well recognized the world over. It is a large service industry globally in terms of gross revenue as well as foreign exchange earnings.
Tourism can play an important and effective role in achieving the growth with equity. Tourism has the potential to grow at a high rate and ensure consequently development of infrastructure of the destinations. It has the capacity to capitalize on the country’s success in the services sector and provide sustainable models of growth. Tourism consists of two elements – the journey to the destination and the stay including the activities.
Tourism plays a significant role in promoting lasting or good friendship among the nations of the world and also states and regions within the nation, in bringing diverse people face to face, in widening social opportunities, in establishment of national identity and also leads to national integration, in leading to protection and better maintenance of historical monuments, in helping to revive and strengthen cultural heritages, in breaking down prejudice, suspicions that exist between nations or states and regions within the nation, in having social significance, to provide various job opportunities, in economic growth of not only nations but also various states and regions within the nation.
In recent years tourism in India has shot up at lighting speed. India has succeeded in becoming the most preferred place amongst domestic and overseas traveler. Tourism exposes the international traveler to India’s diverse culture. According
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