A Study on Problems and Prospects of Tourism in Assam
Tourism of Assam has potentialities to be used as a source of economic development of the state's economy. But tourism in Assam is still in infancy. This paper examines the problems and prospects of tourism of Assam. The present study uses both primary and secondary data. For collection of primary data, the study selects five tourist spots of the state namely Kaziranga, Manas, Majuli, Kamakhaya and Sivasagar. However the overview of the tourism in Assam in general and the same in Kaziranga, Manas, Majuli, Kamakhaya and Sivasagar in particular have been analysed on the basis of secondary data. These include infrastructural issues, insecurity and insurgency, political apathy, lack of proper co-ordination, lack of proper marketing and promotion strategy, lack of basic facilities at tourist destination, absence of trained tourist guides, geological event, clumsy approach towards tourism, catering to the needs of local masses. To ensure all round development of the sector, a complete collaboration should be formed with the help of each stakeholder of tourism of Assam.
Tourism, Destinations, Problems, Prospects, Assam.