Impact Of Tourism On Tourism

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BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

“ Welcome a tourist and send back a friend ”.

Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru,
India’s first Prime Minister.

In the 21st century, tourism has emerged as a major economic driver throughout the globe, and it has been growing leaps and bounds. The growing demand for this smokeless industry is because of changing demographic characteristics of the people, changing life styles, increased disposable income, long leisure time, changing mindset of working class, advancements in transportation and rapid development of information technology. Innovation in the tourism destinations is also motivating the people to go for tours to enjoy their holidays.
India’s size, geography, terrain, history and people make it a country with immense resource potential as far as tourism is concerned. The resources are so vast that India is often referred as country of all seasons and all reasons. India’s tourism potential has been acknowledged by many writers and travelers. Mark Twain, America’s most famous literary icon says: “So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, whether by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on its rounds. Nothing seems to have forgotten nothing overlooked. India is one country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bonded or free, and no land that all men desire to have seen and having

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