Tourism and Hospitality - Tourism and Hospitality
Traveling for recreational purposes is known as tourism. There can be two types of tourisms - international and national tourism. International tourism has both incoming and outgoing effects on a country's balance of payments. It has become an important source of income for many countries. International tourism is an essential activity that affects the social, educational, cultural and economic sectors of countries as well as influences their international relations. Mass tourism and niche tourism are the two forms of international tourism. Mass tourism refers to the traveling done by groups on pre-scheduled tours under the organization of tourism professionals. The central feature of mass tourism is the relationship between transportation operators, tourism companies and hotels. Niche tourism refers to various specialty forms of tourism such as agritourism, culinary tourism, dark tourism, heritage tourism, extreme tourism, film tourism and wildlife tourism. This book provides comprehensive insights into international tourism. It picks up individual branches and explains their need and contribution in the context of a growing economy. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in this field.