Tourism is a very complex industry due to its multiple activities that satisfies the need of the tourist. Tourism includes transportation, accommodation, food, catering, tourist attraction as well as organizers like tour operators and travel agents. Moreover, a tour consists of different requirements of different people and it is not a homogeneous product. Tourism is an engine of development and change. India received 3.4 million foreign visitors in 2004, up 23.5 per cent year-on-year and revenue rose 36.1 per cent to $4.8 billion. Arrivals in 2005 are expected to surge by up to 30 per cent.
The tourism sector is the third largest foreign exchange earner and needs more attention. Tourism is one of the biggest employers; it employs more people than the IT and agriculture sectors. The perception of what tourism means to a country has to undergo a sea change if India has to move from its current status of 3.3 million foreign tourists arrivals in 2004 to the top10 tourist destinations in the world. People have to be sensitive and aware of the role of tourism; otherwise we will kill the goose that lays the golden egg. When tourism increases, prosperity increases.
There is considerable presence of the government in the travel and tourism industry. Each state has a tourism corporation, which typically runs a chain of hotels /motels and operates package tours, while the central government runs the India Tourism Development Corporation. Divestment of these state-run tourism corporations have either already taken place or are in process.
Incoming foreign tourist arrivals have shown a 6% compounded annual growth rate over the last 10 years. The government has realized the potential and has advanced several incentives to promote infrastructure growth in the tourism sector.
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[...] Tourism is a very complex industry due to its multiple activities that satisfies the need of the tourist. Tourism includes transportation, accommodation, food, catering, tourist attraction as well as organizers like tour operators and travel agents. Moreover, a tour consists of different requirements of different people and it is not a homogeneous product. Tourism is a fast growing economic activity in many countries around the world and plays an important role in the economic and technological development of nations. The tourism is undergoing a sea change with the revolutions in communication and information technology. [...]
[...] The entire tourism sector and its allied industry are promoting healthcare facilities in order to attract more tourists, this is expected to reach one million by The report "Indian Tourism Industry Forecast (2007-2011)" gives an overview of the current state of tourism in India, emerging trends as well as future trends in this sector on both the accounts viz inbound and outbound tourism. A detailed picture of the Indian hotel industry, its occupancy rate and room supply by 2011.Key facts and the analysis of the major players (tour operator & hotels) Thomas Cook India Pvt. [...]
[...] The places where a foreign tourist can go for wildlife tourism in India are the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, and Corbett National Park. PILGRIMAGE TOURISM: India is famous for its temples and that is the reason that among the different kinds of tourism in India, pilgrimage tourism is increasing most rapidly it is the major segment of growth for local employment and economic development. Temples and tourism go hand in hand more than 50% of 10 million domestic people visit these temples. [...]
[...] To be more specific in the tourism industry, the middlemen play a commanding role because the products are of perishable nature. This draws our attention on the characteristics of the product to determine the length of the channel. The market factors also occupy a place of importance in the distribution process. From the stand-point of produces, it is pertinent that we design a profitable channel and assign due weightage to cost and satisfaction. The channel involving the minimum possible costs by securing high level of satisfaction to the tourists may be effective. [...]
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