Impact Of Travel & Tourism On Economic Growth In India

  • Dr. Sushil Kumar Srivastav Assistant Professor, Department Of Commerce Har Sahai P.G. College Kanpur, U.P.
  • Dr. Anand Kumar Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow, U.P.


Travel & Tourism is an important economic activity in most countries around the world. As well as its direct economic impact, the industry has significant indirect and induced impacts. Tourism is a major engine of economic growth and an important source of foreign exchange earnings in many countries including India. It has great capacity to create large scale employment of diverse kind – from the most specialized to the unskilled and hence can play a major role in creation of additional employment opportunities. It can also play an important role in achieving growth with equity. India has a dramatic growth of tourism over the last 25 years and it is one of the most remarkable economic change.

Tourism activity has long lasting socio-economic impacts on the host economy and community. Now in India tourism is the large service industry with a contribution of 6.23% to the national GDP and providing 8.78% of the total employment.

Keywords: Employment opportunities; Foreign versus domestic tourists; GDP; Tourism industry.


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