Tourism Management
Opportunities, Constraints & Future

By Parul Gupta
May 2011
Global India Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789380228952
296 pages
$45.00 Paper original

Tourism can be defined in more than one way depending upon the basis of the study, such as geography, sociology, psychology or economics. It can also be defined as an industry or a series of industrial sectors such as hotels, restaurants and transport all loosely grouped together which provide services for tourists. It can also be defined as an experience from the tourist's point of view , an experience of relaxation and pleasure. For the host communities it can be viewed as pleasurable and profitable, or as a troublesome nuisance.

The league of Nations defined a foreign tourist as' any person visiting a country other than that in which he normally resides, for a period of more than 24 hours'. Definitions are useful for governments and public sector mangers and for the industry, and for statistical, legislative, administrative and industrial purposes. There was a tremendous growth in tourism, which required federal travel and tourism in the country This book is beneficial for students, researchers, tourists, travel agents and for all those interested in travelling.


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