A trip to India can take several forms and have a wide range of effects. From beach vacations to volunteer opportunities to holy pilgrimages, probably, tourist can offer significant advantage both to the destination country and the traveller. At the time of publication, travel and tourism are expected to account for 5 per cent of all jobs in India, as per the World Travel and Tourism Council. Apart from economic impact, a healthy tourism industry can have far-reaching outcomes affecting a nation’s infrastructure and environment.
Tour and Travel and tourism industry play an important role in India’s economy; compared with other nations, India ranks 14th in the world regarding its tourism sector’s contribution to the GDP. At the time of publication, the World Travel and Tourism Council predicts India will sustain the fifth most significant amount of growth in the tourism sector of any country. Tourism can offer direct and indirect benefit to a nation’s economy. Immediate profits include economic support for hotels, transportation services, retail shops, entertainment venues and attractions, on the other side indirect benefits cover the government spending on similar infrastructure, and also the domestic spending of Indians employed in the tourism industry.
The impact of tourism on the climate can have either beneficial or extremely harmful effects. When a lively tourism industry influences the government to invest in national parks and preserves, the situation may benefit. The movement toward e-tourism, or tourism places based on the appreciation and preservation of familiar environments, develop the chances of benefit to the environment on a small and large scale. In India, you can find hotels, resorts, tour groups and organized designed for e-tourism. Practices may involve efficient use of water and electricity or the implementation of recycling programs.
The few tourists to India are not travelling to see the tourist places, but preferably, come to India to undergo medication or surgeries. The relatively best quality of medical treatment in Indian hospitals, in comparison with the lower costs, makes it a destination for many NRIs who cannot afford the medical expenditure in their own countries. Procedures such as cardiology surgeries, orthopaedics procedures, transplants, endoscopies, cosmetic surgeries and neurosurgeries are all common reasons for medical tourism. On average, the cost of one of these procedures in India can reach about one-fourth the total value in a developed European country.
Socially Responsively Touring
A relatively new form of tourism concentrates on social benefits to the host country. Typically, tour and travel activities contain volunteering or economic support for local communities. In the country like India, many tours and travel companies run two socially responsible programs that combine the study of local efforts toward sustainable growth and development along with volunteer work.