Friday, 8 February 2019

National Tourism day

On 25 January, National Tourism day is celebrated every year to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. India is a land of rich history, cultural and geographical diversity make the country one of the most popular tourist spot . The ministry of tourism is the nodal agency for the formulations of national policies and programs and for the coordination of activities of various central government agencies ,state government and the private sector for the development and promotion of tourism in the country. This Ministry is headed by the Union Minister of State for Tourism. 

The concept of tourism refers to the broad framework that identifies tourisms essential characteristics and distinguishes tourism from similar ,often related but different phenomena the two terms travel and tourism can be used in isolation or together to describe three concepts : 
1 The movement of people . 
2 A sector of the economy or an industry. 
3 A broad system of interacting relationships of people, their needs to travel outside their communities and services that attempt to respond to these needs by supplying products . 

National tourism day was established to promote the tourism industry and recognise its contribution to the growth and sustainability of tourist destinations and local communities. Everyone who holds a valid passport can apply for AA travel visa at their local Indian embassy or consulate , before their visit . Travellers can also apply directly by mail or in person ,or through their local travel services company. Recently, India has implemented an online method for citizens of 40 countries to apply for an e- tourist visa. 

The World tourism day is celebrated on 27 September and in India ,National Tourism day is celebrated on the 25 January. This celebration is all about to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism ,and its social ,political, financial and also cultural worth and value .

- By Poorvi Bellap

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