Challenges Faced by Kerala Tourism Industry

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Challenges Faced by Kerala Tourism Industry

Show simple item record Jagathy Raj, V P Ajims, Muhammed P 2014-08-06T04:33:53Z 2014-08-06T04:33:53Z 2008-05-17
dc.description Conference on Tourism in India – Challenges Ahead, 15-17 May 2008, IIMK en_US
dc.description.abstract Tourism being a smokeless industry is now a multi-billion, multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional activity in the world. Twenty first century tourism has reached up to space when a Russian rocket carried the space vehicle of Dennis Tito, an American businessman and the world’s first space tourist, to the space station. Time is not too far to carry tourists to moon and other planets in specially launched vehicles. Tourism is being considered as an agent of social change bridging gaps among nations, regions and people and helping them to open up. It is a promoter of development-material and spiritual both at macro and micro level. The General Assembly of the United Nations, in designating the year 1967 as ‘International Tourism Year’ recognized the importance of international travel as a means of fostering understanding among people, and giving them a knowledge of the rich heritage of the past civilizations, a better appreciation of the values of different cultures, thus contributing to the strengthening of world peace. It adopted the theme “Tourism-Passport to peace”. Our veteran national leader and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru had said” welcome a tourist and send back a friend” which indicates the need for extending friendly hospitality to the in bound tourists. Modern transportation has removed the obstacles of distance enabling people to appreciate each other engage in the exchange of ideas and commerce. Tourism can help overcome real prejudices and foster bonds. Tourism can be a real force of world peace. Considering the vast and varied potential of tourism in the state and its impact on the economic, social and cultural environment of the state, a detailed study is found to be relevant and imperative en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CUSAT en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode en_US
dc.title Challenges Faced by Kerala Tourism Industry en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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