Concepts of Tourism :
30 Aug 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Different people undertands tourism from different aspects and they define tourism from their own perspectives. Some of the very common concepts of tourism are discussed below.
Tourism as a social system:The approach tries to study tourism from social perspectives.although tourism is an individual human experience ,it is usually shared with other people. A tourist is a person from other culture.s/he does not belong to visiting society. they come in contact with local people and social institutions.The socialization process may be short,informalto intense interpersonal interaction.Friendship may be formed or conflicts may be created.
Tourism as resource: Many communities,local governments and even central government prefer to define tourism as a resource.the most common saying is that”a tourist brings money”.Their tourism management is related to revenue management.Local bodies and communities are interested in adding tourism in their system,becauseof its potentiality to bring money from other regions with minimal effort and environmental impact.Tourism can also be positive force for the preservation of local sites,festivals,traditional skill and cultural activities.
Tourism as a business: This is the most popular approach among the businessman and to the people who work in the tourism industry . Under this aaproach is treated as business . According to this approach tourism is related to improve business efficiency ,marketing and improving manpower.
Tourism as an industry: This approach believes that tourism is not just several thousand businesses . It is an industry . It is the group of several related industries :transportation , accomodation ,food service, attractions and events and many retail activities.