The Tourism industry - An Economic Outlook

  • W Sunitha Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Tourism, Tourist Arrivals, E-Tourist Visas, Foreign Exchange Earnings, Ministry of Tourism Schemes, Preference of Tourist


The present study deals with the impact of tourism industry on economic development. The study of tourism industry has drawn the attention of scholars and researchers at national and international levels. This is because tourism has become an integral part of human life. In fact, this is the oldest and fast growing industry . it makes human life happy and frees from family as well as professional burdens. So the peopleof all categories wether rich or poor, young or old give importance to tourism. Tourism not only provides pleasure, entertainment, direct experience, knowledge but also changes our life style. It also causes socio-economic and cultural changes in many ways. Further, it has been a source o employment, income and cultural changes. Hence, this study focusses on the impact of tourism on economic out look at macro level.

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Sunitha, W. (2019). The Tourism industry - An Economic Outlook. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 8(1), 60-66.