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Types of Tourism – 6

From the point of spending on travel and tourism, tourism can be classified as: 28 5-STAR TOURISM Tourism practiced by the elite is referred to 5-star tourism. They lavishly spend on accommodation, cuisine, transportation, etc. 5-star tourism is good as far as economic earnings are concerned, but creates social tensions, over exploitation of community resources […]

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Types of Tourism – 5

From social points of view tourism is classified as: 24 SOCIAL TOURISM Social tourism is a type of tourism undertaken by the low-income groups of people, such tourism involves subsidisation of costs of tourism infrastructures used or involves use of less sophisticated facilities such as yatri niwas, dharmashalas, etc. Railways subsidies certain section of travellers […]

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Types of Tourism – 4

On the basis of mode of travel tourism can be classified as: 20 ROAD TOURISM Road transport is an indispensable mode of travel, whether be the scale of development in other modes of transport. Both as a prime and an adjust mode road transport plays a vital role in tourism. With Air-conditioned luxury coaches/cabs, road […]

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Types of Tourism – 3

The purposes of tourism are many. Accordingly different types of tourism emerge, such as: 9. RELIGIOUS TOURISM From ancient to present times, religion has been a motive force for tourism. Every religion has cast upon its followers some duties that involve travel and tourism. Religious holidays abound these days facilitating people to undertake travel. Thus […]

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Types of Tourism – 2

On the basis of time and duration tourism can be classified as: 5. PICNIC TOURISM A short, less than a day’s duration, visit to a particular destination and in return is referred to as picnic tourism. It is popular with school children. 6. EXCURSION TOURISM A short, less than a day long, visit to a […]

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Types of Tourism – 1

Tourism is of several types and many classifications are adopted. Let us deal with them now one by one. 1. FOREIGN TOURISM If the places visited situate outside the territorial limits of the nation of the tourist, there occurs international or foreign tourism and the tourist is called foreign tourist. Foreign tourism brings foreign exchange […]

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Introduction to Tourism

AN INTRODUCTION “Tourism is what tourists and agencies involved in meeting the needs of the tourists”. Tourism is therefore a composite of activities of tourists and that of those who cater to the needs of tourists. These activities influence and are influenced by economic, social, political, peace, national, international, historical and present day factors. Over […]

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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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