Tourism

Thirumaran, Kailasam (2011) Tourism. In: Kaminsky, Arnold P., and Long, Roger D., (eds.) India Today : an encyclopedia of life in the republic. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California, USA, pp. 708-710.

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[Extract] Since the end of the Cold War and with the country's increasing focus on development and integration into the global economy, India has come to understand that tourism has the potential to contribute enormously to economic growth and the accumulation of foreign exchange. Traditionally India has been a destination for culture and heritage; the iconic Taj Mahal represents one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The country's tourism landscape is adorned with palaces, temples, the Himalayan mountain trails, and much, much more in a land of more than 1.1 billion people of different ethnic backgrounds and home to more than 415 different languages.

Item ID: 29347
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
Keywords: tourism, India, encyclopedia
ISBN: 978-0-313-37462-3
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 01:11
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900301 Economic Issues in Tourism @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 50%
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