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  1. Introduction
  2. Meaning of tourist and its origin
  3. The emergence of the tour operator
  4. Characteristics of tourism
  5. Importance and significance of tourism
    1. Tourism product
    2. Role and functions of the ministry of the tourism
    3. National tourism awards
  6. Conclusion

Tourism is an activity that takes place when people move to some other place for leisure or business & stay at least for 24 hours. Tourism as a form of education is a part of civilized existence. Tourism involves the stay of nonresidents in that area other than that usual place of residence, the stay is of temporary nature, they take up different activity during their stay, the stay is not connected with any remunerated activity or an activity involving earnings.

Domestic tourism alone in India accounts for more than 300 million holiday makers per year within the country. We all know that pilgrimage tourism in India is more than 2,000 year old. The domestic holiday culture which was till 1990 restricted to the people by nature from West Bengal, Gujarat and Maharashtra has now spread widely to people from as new leisure domestic tourists emerging from Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.

[...] In the same year travel and Tourism is to have provided direct and indirect employment for 212 million people amounting for to global work force. Tourism has provided major contribution to Domestic Tourism is assumed to be 9 times greater than International Tourism. Tourism is highly is instrumental in bridging the gap between the nations. Through Tourism friendship is forged and exchange of culture and ideas takes place. Tourism has an educational significance, where travel helps in gaining new experiences and knowledge. [...]

[...] The number of Tourism services in on the increase and on the other hand the tourist has become more conscious for the value of money he spends. This means the service providers have to improve the quality of service, maintain certain standards and greater emphasis on customer care are essential. In order to develop and promote responsible Tourism, one has to do away with or minimize the negative impact of Tourism. TOURISM PRODUCT Natural and man made features which collectively and individually create the appeal of country. [...]

[...] The commonly accepted assumption is that Tourism is accorded the status of an industry, because of the economic benefits involving profits, employment generation, earning of foreign exchange etc, more and more countries are developing tourism as an industry and are much ahead in adopting policies and formulating plants, forming regulations and issuing incentives etc, developed countries might prefer Tourism as a service rather than an industry as they have reached the higher levels of perfection in infrastructural development. Tourism as accorded the status of an industry by the Government of India during the Five year plan (1985 1990). [...]

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