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World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – 1

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing […]

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United Nations Rome Conference 1963‎

Following an IUOTO initiative, the United Nations Conference on Tourism and ‎International Travel meets in Rome. This conference adopts a series of ‎recommendations on the definition of the terms ‘visitor’ and ‘tourist’ regarding ‎international statistics; the simplification of international travel formalities, and a ‎general resolution on tourism development, including technical co-operation, ‎freedom of movement and […]

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TOURISM UNDER FIVE YEAR PLANS

Five year plans have been drafted and adopted for achieving national objective since 1951. The first five year plan was prepared for planned development of the country covering the period 1951-56. But at that time  tourism was not a conspicuous economic activity and that tourism was not given a specific allocation. The second plan (1956-61) […]

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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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