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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 480) Last page : ( 486)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00081.5

Extent, Incidence and Nature of Domestic Tourism in India

Ms. Chauhan Ravneet1,*, Dr. Kumar Sumit2,**

1Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fathehgarh Sahib, India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fathehgarh Sahib, India

*Corresponding Author Email: ravneetchauhan67@gmail.com

**sumitkumar2382@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

Tourism is crucial for a diverse country like India as it can generate revenues and can also give hands-on experience to travellers and can also trigger new ideas and solutions. Nevertheless, extent, incidence, and nature of domestic trips has received little attention in empirical literature related to India. The present study utilises NSSO's 72nd round's data on domestic tourism. Overnight trips in the last 365 days for the leading purpose of holidaying, leisure and recreation, health and medical, and shopping are analysed. It is observed that only nineteen percent of the households performed overnight trips in the last 365 days. Later on, these nineteen percent trips were further analysed and it was observed thattravel frequency is also low among the households as only 2 to 3 percent of the households performed two or more than two trips in the 365 days. Among the states and zones, where extent of tourism is higher the travel frequency is also little higher as compared to other states and zones. There are wide inter-state and inter-zone variations in extent and incidence of domestic tourism. Among the large households, socially and economically well-off households the proportion of travellers is more as compared to others. Among the self-employed and regular wage earners the proportion of households performing overnight trips is also higher than others. The domestic tourism in India cannot be improved by only adopting the different marketing strategies. By enhancing the income capacity and capability of the people and improving the infrastructure especially in north-eastern states domestic tourism can be strengthened. With rising tourism, the income generation capacity can also be strengthened as tourism and economic activity have bi-directional relationship.

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Keywords

Trips, domestic tourism, nature, incidence, extent.

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