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Title: Sustainable tourism for economic development: a study in India and Sri Lanka
Authors: Jamaldeen, Athambawa
Chatterjee, Shankar
Paramasivan, G.
Keywords: Economic development
Sri Lanka
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2019
Publisher: Faculty of Management and Commerce, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
Citation: 8th Annual International Research Conference - 2019, on "Sustainability through Business, Humanities and Technologies", pp.297-303.
Abstract: Tourism is a sector which sustains and facilitates without creating any type of pollution. All the countries in the world irrespective of developed or developing have been giving importance to tourism. Global tourism is now an industry as it fetches foreign exchange as well as creates employment in each country where tourism is given importance. Tourism has been scaling up with the space of time, despite few issues. According to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO, International tourists’ movement has scaled up to 7.0 per cent in 2017 indicating highest increase after 2009 global economic crisis. In the present days tourism is the world’s third largest export category. The greatest advantage is that tourism facilitates to create jobs, enhances exports etc. All these issues have been discussed at length here. In addition, in this research article few cases, from India and Sri Lanka, where the authors (at least one of the authors) have visited are presented. The cases may be considered as innovative tourism. Further, the contribution of tourism sector in these countries both as employment generation and foreign exchange earnings have been highlighted here portraying sustainable economic development. So the research paper is based both on primary and secondary study.
ISBN: 978-955-627-195-9
Appears in Collections:8th Annual International Research Conference - 2019

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