The Tourism Industry: An Introduction To Tourism

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Introduction to tourism Tourism is a very broad and wide industry that involves a range of businesses, organisations and government agencies which come together and delivers different levels of product and services to complete the tourism experience. Every party in this industry contributes to an overall holiday experience for the customer – starting from destination marketing to the ground level experience. This industry tries to provide the best of the best product and services for their customers and not compromise on the quality of products and services. "Tourism is a collection of activities, services and industries which deliver a travel experience comprising transportation, accommodation, eating and drinking establishments, retail shops…show more content…
It is known to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the world economy. This industry affects various sectors of the economy in large such its high growth and development rates, volumes of foreign currency inflows, infrastructure development and educational experience, which contribute positively to the social and economic development of the country as a whole. The highly most developed western countries, such as Switzerland, Austria, and France have a big deal of their social and economic welfare from tourism. The recent statistics shows us that tourism provides about 10% of the world’s income and employs almost one tenth of the world’s workforce. Many people emphasize the positive aspects of tourism as a source of foreign exchange, a way to balance foreign trade, an “industry without chimney” — in short, manna from heaven. Tourism is very much different from travelling. In order for tourism to happen, there must be a displacement: a traveller has to travel, by any means of transportation of any type, he can even travel on foot: these days people have different travel and interest and look for a unique and wider range of products and services. But all travel is not…show more content…
Tourism has become one of the main or players in international commerce, and represents at the same time one of the main income sources for many developing countries. This growth goes hand in hand with an increasing diversification and competition among destinations. This global spread of tourism in industrialized and developed states has produced economic and employment benefits in many related sectors - from construction to agriculture or telecommunications. Tourism in India The tourism industry of India is economically important and is growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated INR6.4 trillion or 6.6% of the nation's GDP in 2012. It supported 39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment. The sector is predicted to grow at an average annual rate of 7.9% from 2013 to 2023. This gives India the third rank among countries with the fastest growing tourism industries over the next decade. India has a large medical tourism sector which is expected to grow at an estimated rate of 30% annually to reach about ₹ 95 billion by 2015. According to provisional statistics 6.29 million foreign tourists arrived in India in 2011, an increase of 8.9% from 5.78 million in

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