Impact of Tourism in Economic Development - A Study with Reference to Vellore District

  • J Ammu Assistant Professor, Department of History, S.S. Government Arts College, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
  • V P Prince Prabakaran Associate Professor, PG & Research, Department of Economics, Voorhees College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Tourism, Economic Development


India is widely recognized as one of the most ancient civilizations, characterized by its diverse and culturally significant past. India has long been a focal point of interest for various individuals due to a multitude of factors. India possesses a time-honored heritage of tourism. The industry in question was present within the informal sector since ancient times and was engaged in by individuals from many social groups. India, as an expansive and heterogeneous nation, has something to provide for all individuals. The conventional manner in which visitors are received in India is rooted in the mythological notion of ‘Athithi Devo Bhavah’, which translates to ‘Guest is God’. This is the most recent slogan the Indian tourism sector has used. In order for India to become a global leader in the tourism industry, it is imperative that all branches of the central and state governments, the private sector, and voluntary organizations actively collaborate to achieve sustainable growth in tourism. This is because tourism is a multifaceted activity and primarily a service industry. This study seeks to examine and assess the influence of tourism on the economic progress of Vellore District. This study holds significant importance as a substantial number of individuals visited Vellore, not alone for medical treatment but also for tourism purposes. The prominent tourist destinations in and around Vellore encompass the Historic Vellore Fort, Government Museum, Science Park, Vainu Bappu Observatory, and Amirthi Zoological Park, as well as religious sites such as Jalakandeswarar Temple, Srilakshmi Golden Temple, Big Mosque, St. John’s Church, Yelagiri Hill Station, and CMCH, which offers exceptional medical care at an affordable price.

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Ammu, J., & Prince Prabakaran, V. P. (2024). Impact of Tourism in Economic Development - A Study with Reference to Vellore District. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(2), 47-55.