India Tourism

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Bhutan
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What are the advantage of tourism in Bhutan?

People come and give you money to look at your old broken stuff.

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What are the hindrances in the development of the tourism industry in India?

Here are some typical hindrances:

1) Stress on resources and amenities A) Water- There is water scarcity all over. The big hotels are provided with water on a regular basis. Water is pumped from wells and bore wells, and water is becoming saline. The local peoples, taps go dry, and no one cares about it. B) Electricity-There is a big problem of electricity, and there are frequent power cuts, and people are put in a lot of hardship. The govt. has no systematic plan for electricity. All the big establishments are provided with lights, but not the poor. The poor cry "Give us today our daily lights." C) Essential foodstuff- The Goan has his unique eating habit common to all, that is fish, curry, and rice. This is their important dish, but the demand for fish is very high in the hotels, so the common man suffers, and the prices of fish are very exorbitant, and the other commodity is much more compared to other places. D) Transport- The transport system is not so good especially during the tourist season. From September to May the buses are filled to capacity and are overcrowded. There is no comfort, and the women are targets of teasing, pinching and so on. People getting into the buses are treated worse than animals, like herds of sheep or goats carried to the slaughter houses. E) Land- The land prices are soaring and rising everyday. The locals are given high remuneration to sell their land to the builder. A Goan is not able to buy land and especially near the coast. The agricultural land is being used to put up big structures.

2)Ecological Imbalance and Environment Degradation A) Sea Pollution- The sea is polluted and the scenic beauty is spoiled. The waste from big hotels is dumped into the sea, which leads to sea pollution and death of fish. B) Destruction of tree cover- Age old and beautiful trees are chopped to beautify the cities and tourist places. The tree, which is to act as a cover for the common man, now does not find a place and becomes a source of obstruction; and it follows that it must be removed by all means. C) Defacement of the sea front- The coastal belt of the sea should be beautiful with trees and coconut plantations, but one notices that there are big hotels that come close to the beaches, and sometimes the tourist is not able to venture into the sea because of the block created by these big hotels.

3) Socio-Cultural And Moral Effects A) Displacement of traditional occupations- The traditional occupations of the people of Goa are farming, fishing, toddy-tapping, etc. Now, with tourism, people, and especially the young generation, do not want to get into traditional occupations. They want fast money. They take on work in the hotels and sometimes are not paid the minimum wages, and also work in inhuman conditions. B) Distortion and commercialization of culture- As explained before about Indian culture, there is respect for all, but in Goa there is distortion of culture. The folk dances and mandoes that are sung are commercialized and performed in cheap ways especially on the cruises. There is an imitation of the alien life of the foreigners such as be hippies, nudism and free sex. C) Destruction of values- Women are considered to have a prominent place in family and society, but tourists considers women as things - Tu cheez badi hay mast (you are a good thing ). There is a steep rise in prostitution. Many girls are becoming a prey and act as call girls satisfying customers. Children too are abused. D) Spread of drug abuse- There is secret importation of drugs used by tourists, and slowly it has affected the youth, who are affected by the drugs, especially those staying at the coastal belt. F) Cheap labor- The labor classes are most affected. With the minimum wages they get, they have to manage with regard to food, clothing, shelter and education. With the high prices of all essentials, it is difficult for the labor classes to survive. And especially if there is off season of tourism, they have to find alternative jobs, and some of them get involved in prostitution, robbery, murder and so on. The other problem is that migrant workers take lower wages, so they are preferred to the locals. tourism is an upcoming industry because it is generating high level of income, it is ranked third in high income generating industry... ______ Tourism has grown enormously over the last 50-60 years and is a high growth sector of many economies. Significant reasons for the growth of tourism include:

  • Increased leisure time.
  • The fall in the cost of air travel.
  • The conscious promotion of tourism, especially by some poorer (or formerly poor) countries.
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What is the hindrance in the development of tourism of India?

== == 1) Stress on resources and amenities A) Water- There is water scarcity all over. The big hotels are provided with water on a regular basis. Water is pumped from wells and bore wells, and water is becoming saline. The local peoples, taps go dry, and no one cares about it. B) Electricity-There is a big problem of electricity, and there are frequent power cuts, and people are put in a lot of hardship. The govt. has no systematic plan for electricity. All the big establishments are provided with lights, but not the poor. The poor cry "Give us today our daily lights." C) Essential foodstuff- The Goan has his unique eating habit common to all, that is fish, curry, and rice. This is their important dish, but the demand for fish is very high in the hotels, so the common man suffers, and the prices of fish are very exorbitant, and the other commodity is much more compared to other places. D) Transport- The transport system is not so good especially during the tourist season. From September to May the buses are filled to capacity and are overcrowded. There is no comfort, and the women are targets of teasing, pinching and so on. People getting into the buses are treated worse than animals, like herds of sheep or goats carried to the slaughter houses. E) Land- The land prices are soaring and rising everyday. The locals are given high remuneration to sell their land to the builder. A Goan is not able to buy land and especially near the coast. The agricultural land is being used to put up big structures. 2)Ecological Imbalance and Environment Degradation A) Sea Pollution- The sea is polluted and the scenic beauty is spoiled. The waste from big hotels is dumped into the sea, which leads to sea pollution and death of fish. B) Destruction of tree cover- Age old and beautiful trees are chopped to beautify the cities and tourist places. The tree, which is to act as a cover for the common man, now does not find a place and becomes a source of obstruction; and it follows that it must be removed by all means. C) Defacement of the sea front- The coastal belt of the sea should be beautiful with trees and coconut plantations, but one notices that there are big hotels that come close to the beaches, and sometimes the tourist is not able to venture into the sea because of the block created by these big hotels. 3) Socio-Cultural And Moral Effects A) Displacement of traditional occupations- The traditional occupations of the people of Goa are farming, fishing, toddy-tapping, etc. Now, with tourism, people, and especially the young generation, do not want to get into traditional occupations. They want fast money. They take on work in the hotels and sometimes are not paid the minimum wages, and also work in inhuman conditions. B) Distortion and commercialization of culture- As explained before about Indian culture, there is respect for all, but in Goa there is distortion of culture. The folk dances and mandoes that are sung are commercialized and performed in cheap ways especially on the cruises. There is an imitation of the alien life of the foreigners such as be hippies, nudism and free sex. C) Destruction of values- Women are considered to have a prominent place in family and society, but tourists considers women as things - Tu cheez badi hay mast (you are a good thing ). There is a steep rise in prostitution. Many girls are becoming a prey and act as call girls satisfying customers. Children too are abused. D) Spread of drug abuse- There is secret importation of drugs used by tourists, and slowly it has affected the youth, who are affected by the drugs, especially those staying at the coastal belt. F) Cheap labour- The labour classes are most affected. With the minimum wages they get, they have to manage with regard to food, clothing, shelter and education. With the high prices of all essentials, it is difficult for the labor classes to survive. And especially if there is off season of tourism, they have to find alternative jobs, and some of them get involved in prostitution, robbery, murder and so on. The other problem is that migrant workers take lower wages, so they are preferred to the locals. 4 Geographically vast area

One of major reasons because the country is so diverse it gets difficult to unitize the entire tourism scheme. Hence no common pass etc are possible which make traveling easier for foreign as well as domestic tourists. 5 Disregard to local tourism While the government may lay stress on providing amenities to foreign tourists it may simple ignore the same foe domestic tourists. Tourism industry has not yet been fully tapped locally.If things are made better for domestic tourists like clean and cheap hotels, lodges , pass for traveling in a specific area etc.

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What is tourism?

Tourism is an industry which includes all kind of economic activities or businesses related to travels, for recreational, leisure or business purposes, made by a person or persons that stays in places, at least two nights, outside their usual environment.

This means that Tourism is not the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure, but the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists, such as the promotion of destinations and products. Tourism is based on the travel of people that are visiting places other than their homes.

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List of top ten states in India?

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When tourism started in India?

Tourism started in India from the year 1970.

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6 hindrance in the development of tourism?

also searching if you get it answer it to me Politics plays its dirty role again...

No efficient people to manage the affairs of tourism

Corrupt employees involved

Many dont care to preserve the national heritage of India for tourist attraction

Many tourists are waylaid and robbed!!!

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Definitions
India Tourism

What is the definition of tourism?

Tourism is travel for leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourist as people who "travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for more than 24 hours and less then 1 consecutive year."

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Who is the tourism minister of India in 2011?

Shri Subodh Kant Sahay (Cabinet Minister for Tourism 2011).

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Environmental Issues
Forests
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What is the definition of ecologically sustainable tourism?

That is almost defined by the people using the word. It should mean that tourism is limited in size and what tourists can do, in order to protect the habitat they are visiting. However, people can use the term to make people think they are being ecologically smart, when it is only a marketing ploy.

Pure ecologically sustainable tourism is the maximum number of toursits one can let into a habitat without any ecological damage. From a business standpoint, it is the number of tourists one can allow into a habitat with sustainable repairable damage so that the habitat can be visited by future tourists. The first definition is more green-friendly whereas the second is dollar-friendy.

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IS Tourism tangible or intangible product?

Tourism is an intangible, non-material product since there is no transfer of ownership of goods is involved as compared to a tangible product, say for example, a car.

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What is the definition of international tourism?

International Tourism is when people travel globally outside of their region and home country. This means a temporary movement of people from the resident place to another place for different reasons such as recreational, health,business or some other reason.

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What are hindrances in development of tourism in India?

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What are the disadvantages of tourism in USA?

Air pollution through travel

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Has Madeleine McCann been found alive in India?

A British woman named Carol thought she spotted the now aged 8 Madeleine McCann while in India on July 27 2011. McCann went missing while on vacation with her family in Portugal in 2007. She has not been located since. Madeleine's parents saw a photo of the girl spotted in India and do no believe it is their daughter. The French woman who was with the McCann look-alike also said it was her biological daughter.

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Is Delhi smaller than Goa?

Yes. Delhi is smaller than Goa in terms of area. The area of Delhi is only 1484 sq.Km while the area of Goa is around 3702 sq. Km. Goa is known for its tourism industry and known as beach capital of India.

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Why India is a capitalist economy?

India has mixed economy

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6 hindrance in development of tourism in India?

1.Non Implementation Of Legislative Law 2.Excessive formalities for an issue of special permit to view restricted areas sites like sundarbans etc.

3.Untrained Guides & Shepras 4.Lack of Infrastructure Roads,Flyovers ,Telecommunication and Virtual Network 5.Lack of Facilities To Tourist like Fresh Water,Waiting Room,Clock Room,Food & Beverages 6.Tourist often faces fraud ,cheating,thefts by small and medium gangs. 7.Communication and culture problem. 8.Tourism development projects are usually development by Indian Government without any discussion with community leaders and they are dumped to follow the ineffective projects blindly. 9.Lack of Tourim Information to both the traveler as well as the Community members there are ample of sites that can be developed but due to either ignorance or negligence of lack of initiative they are not promoted. 10.Mistrust of local people in Tourism Industry India by and large is more dominated by agriculture sector. 11.Lack of Financial support. 12.Inconsistent Community Organization. 13.Poor Administration & management. 14.Lack of New Concept like ouch tourism where people invite tourist to their home.Indian Law create more hinderence for providing that. 15.Absence of alternate site near by and fair and festival creats a bottleneck problem in crowd management.Like In Kumbh Festival no effective remides are applied by Indian Government to curtail overcrowd by creating other destinations in nearby localities. 16.Public does not know the culture,language of other countries but also it is unaware of the culture language of other region in India.Absence of interpreter is ofetn seen in tourism destinations.

17.Too many cooks spoil the broth involvement of too many agents and tourism operators also makes the cost of tourism package too high in India. 18.Lack Of entrepreneurship opportunities also restrict youth to follow a career in Tourim such as opening a hotel resort or retail outlet or handicraft business to serve Tourism Industry in India. 19.Improper Marketing and tourism promotion. 20.Obsolete and non Interesting Tourism Itinerary that does not provide value to money.Itenaries are prepared to extend length of stay .Such improper itinerary causes inconvenience to tourist as unnecessary sites are added in the itinerary to increase the cost of package.

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Which is the best place for Honeymoon in India during summer season?

Best Resort in Dhanaulti Bamboo Junction Resort with Great offers Book Now for exciting offers @Bamboo Junction Resort

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Spain
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What are the disadvantages of tourism in Majorca?

High costs, mostly,and that beautiful island gets damaged by the rubish, and wildlife is dieing out although it is a beautiful island

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What are the six hindrances of tourism in India?

Answer 1 no efficient people to manage the affairs related to tourism

2 no preserving of national heritage & old monuments leading to reduction of tourists

3 many tourists arewaylaid & robbed

4 uncleaned areas around tourist places

5 not providing good accomodation

6 language barrier

7 No easy to find travel information - But sites like tripadvisor.in and trodly.com and few more are helping in solving this problem.

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What are advantages and disadvantages of tourism?

Tourism in general has advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages: Tourists spend money. This provides employment and a tax base for reinvestment in infrastructure. Hospitality jobs often require some education, so governments that promote tourism are likely to promote primary education. Tourism requires safe places and upgraded facilities, so there will be more focus on development in these areas. Tourism is an excellent way to highlight the beauty of your place and gain people's interest in protecting it.

Disadvantages: Income in hospitality industries are lopsided towards the low-wage end. Companies that provide hospitality are often foreign companies, so the profits are drained away from the host. Tourism tends to monopolize economies, making them more vulnerable. The industry is vulnerable to economic crises & natural disasters. Tourism presents an opportunity for special ecological problems - habitat destruction, overuse of resources, general disruptions. Tourism can dilute cultural traditions and cause conflicts between competing interests. Tourism can promote certain illicit industries, as either products for the tourists or because they rely on the ease of travel intended for tourists.

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What are the hindrances in the development of tourism in India And how is it affecting the development of that sector?

Politics plays its dirty role again...

No efficient people to manage the affairs of tourism

Corrupt employees involved

Many dont care to preserve the national heritage of India for tourist attraction

Many tourists are waylaid and robbed!!!

I stay in Bangalore btw

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Factors responsible for tourism industry development?

the main factor to be considered there is nothing more than a economic situation. 2 more factors include: -> Physical Factors; and -> Cultural Factors

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Role of ministry of tourism in promoting tourism in India?

Role and Functions of the Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism functions as the nodal agency for the development of tourism in the country. It plays a crucial role in coordinating and supplementing the efforts of the State/Union Territory Governments, catalyzing private investment, strengthening promotional and marketing efforts and in providing trained manpower resources. The functions of the Ministry in this regard mainly consist of the following:

i. All Policy Matters, including:

a. Development Policies.

b. Incentives.

c. External Assistance.

d. Manpower Development.

e. Promotion & Marketing.

f. Investment Facilitation.

ii. Planning

iii. Co-ordination with other Ministries, Departments, State/UT Governments.

iv. Regulation:

a. Standards.

b. Guidelines

v. Infrastructure & Product Development.

a. Central Assistance.

vi. Human Resource Development

a. Institutions

b. Setting Standards and Guidelines.

vii. Publicity & Marketing:

a. Policy.

b. Strategies.

c. Co-ordination.

d. Supervision

viii. Research, Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation

ix. International Co-operation and External Assistance

a. International Bodies.

b. Bilateral Agreements.

c. External Assistance.

d. Foreign Technical Collaboration

x. Legislation and Parliamentary Work

xi. Establishment matters.

xii. Vigilance matters.

xiii. Implementation of official language policy.

xiv. Budget co-ordination and related matters.

xv. Plan-coordination and monitoring.

The Functions of Attached Office viz. Directorate General of Tourism are as under [The office of DG (T) has now been merged with the office of Secretary (Tourism)]:

i. Assistance in the formulation of policies by providing feedback from the field offices.

ii. Monitoring of Plan Projects and assisting in the Plan formulation

iii. Coordinating the activities of field offices and their supervision.

iv. Regulation:

a. Approval and classification of hotels and restaurants.

b. Approval of travel agents, Inbound tour operators and tourist transport operators, etc.

v. Inspection & Quality Control

a.Guide service.

b.Complaints and redressal.

vi. Infrastructure Development:

a. Release of incentives.

b. Tourist facilitation and information.

c. Field publicity, promotion & marketing.

d. Hospitality programmes.

e. Conventions & conferences.

vii. Assistance for Parliamentary work.

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