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Geography of Tourism – IV

Travel agencies and their functions – Tour operators and guides The business of travel agency has undergone significant changes in the last two decades. Gone are the days when there were no formal travel intermediaries to help travelers visit places of interest. Several travel obstacles discouraged people to travel distance places. Only a selected few […]

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Geography of Tourism – III

Tourism organisations – WTO – IATA – ITDC – TTDC – Tourist centres of India. TOURISM ORGANISATION For any industry or discipline to develop, an organization is, an essential pre-requisite as it plays a vital role in its proper planning, development and growth. The aim of the organization is to deploy into working functions or […]

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Geography of Tourism – II

Travel accommodation – regular – star hotels (five an other stars), International, Resort hotels, Commercial hotels, Residential hotels, floating hotels. Supplementary – Motels, Youth hostels, caravan and camping sites, Bed and Breakfast. Accommodations It plays a central role in tourism. Every tourist needs a place to stay and relax. Tourists look for clean, hygienic, and […]

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Geography of Tourism – I

Tourism- Definition – Motivational factors – Types – Religious, Bio, Leisure, Nature, Medical, Cultural, Adventure, Coastal Tourism – A3 Concept [Attraction, Accommodation, Accessibility]  Definitions of Tourism In 1941, Hunziker and Krapf defined tourism as “the sum of the phenomena and relationships arising from the travel and stay of nonresidents, insofar as they do not lead […]

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