Tourism is the travel for recreational (fun), leisure (rest),
family or business purposes, usually of a limited
Tourism is commonly associated with trans-national
travel, but may also refer to travel to another location
within the same country.
What is Tourism?
Tourists are people traveling to and staying in places
outside their usual environment for not more than one
consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes.
Who is a Tourist?
Domestic Tourism: Domestic tourism is tourism
involving residents of one country traveling only
within that country.
Inbound Tourism: Incoming tourism is also known as
'inbound tourism'. Incoming tourism means travelers
arriving in different countries from their own.
Outbound Tourism: Outbound tourism refers to
residents to travel outside their home country.
Forms of Tourism
India as a tourism destination is the toast of the world at
Conde Nast ranked India amongst the top 10 tourist
Travel and tourism industry is the second highest
foreign exchange earner for India.
Tourism Industry in India
The number of FTAs in India during:
2011 : 6.31m
2012 : 6.58m
2013 : 6.97m
2014 : 7.68m
2015 : 8.03m
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country in 2015
showed an increase of about 4.6 % over 2014.
Foreign tourist arrivals(FTAs) in India
FTAs % share United States
FTAs (% share) of top 10 Source
countries in India in 2014
Country of rich heritage and traditions having a vast and
Places of ancient civilization and settlements dating back to
several centuries present in India.
Unity in Diversity i.e.. Multicultural people staying together
in the same country.
One of the fastest growing economies of the world.
India has been maintaining good and cordial relationship with
different countries which helps the people of those countries
to get the visas easily to visit India.
Strength of India for tourism
Insufficient standard hotels in the country leading to the
problem of accommodation for the visiting tourists.
Lack of proper infrastructure.
Poor health, lack of hygiene and proper sanitation
among majority of people especially in the rural parts of
Incidents of local people harassing and torturing the
visiting tourists especially the foreign tourists in
different parts of the country.
Terrorism- Incidents like 26/11, 11/7 have an impact on
the psyche of the visiting tourists.
These incidents dramatically reduces the foreign
tourist arrivals in India.
Diseases in recent years such as Dengue, Chikungunya
and Swine Flu are causing the tourists to stay away
from visiting different parts of the country.
Different types of tourism in India
In the year 2002, the Government of India announced a New
Tourism Policy. The policy is built around the 7-S Mantra of -
They also adopted “atithi devo bhava” policy which is widely
popular among people.
Initiatives taken by government to