Tourism Products in Assam-A Study with Special Reference to Kaziranga National Park

Pranjal Bezborah, Horen Goowalla
2014 unpublished
Keywords: Purpose of Visit, Tourist information, Travel Agencies and Pleasure /Excursion. Introduction The concept of tourism is not a new one. Now-a-days tourism is considered as the second largest industry in the world with an enormous potential for future growth and the countries have laid emphasis on this sect of industry.The key reasons for encouraging tourism development include employment generation, business receipts and government revenues.It is the economic benefit of tourism that
more » ... of tourism that propels each destination world wide into a competitive edge.The importance of a tourist destination is the outcome of several factors like scenic beauty, flora and fauna, rich traditional cultural heritage, glorious history, archaeological remains, fairs and customs.Many countries which are still developing tourism industry are using of their historical past as their major tourists" destination. Tourism Product is a package tour which comprise an air seat, accommodation at the place to be visited, local transportation, sightseeing, entertainment, meals, shopping, etc. the product is composite in nature and includes everything a visitor purchases, sees, experiences and feels from the time he/she leaves home until the time he/she returns.The tourist product can be brought as a package as indicated above or separately.Airlines" seat and hotel rooms are tourist products which can be bought separately. Statement of the Problem In spite of numerous factors listed about the development of tourism, there are some factors that act as a barrier to travel.These falls into the following categories:-Cost People are subjected to monetary restraints and cannot afford the expense of airlines holiday travel due to high costs. Time This characteristic of those who are not in a position to leave their business or profession to take time off from work. Health Many persons, especially old people, cannot travel due to poor health and physical limitations. Family Parents of small children are not in a position to travel due to the family responsibilities and inconveniences of travel. Abstract Tourism is considered as the second largest industry in the world with an enormous potential for future growth and the countries have laid emphasis on this sector of industry.The key reasons for encouraging tourism development include employment generation, business receipts and government revenues.It is the economic benefit of tourism that propels each destination world wide into a competitive edge.The importance of a tourist destination is the outcome of several factors like scenic beauty, flora and fauna, rich cultural heritage, glorious history, archaeological remains, fairs and customs.Many countries which are still developing tourism industry are using of their historical past as their major tourists" destination.This paper examines the impact of tourism of the service sector in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and studies the quality of the existing tourism products and its improvement in order to attain the national and international standards.
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