Travel and Tourism in any country are considered as the fastest and largest growing economic section globally. Its contribution to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) the employment has been rising in a significant manner. Travel and tourism appear as a vital category of services in worldwide exports. Increasing income levels, lifestyle changes, development of tourism, regulatory support, and policy stated by government play essential role in growing travel and tourism section in any country. However, some country facing challenges like the lack of quality tourism infrastructure, Health, and safety of tourists, road tax structure varies from countries to other countries, a shortfall of manpower to guide the tourist. While several programs and plans already implemented to overcome the difficulties and complete efforts has been taken by state and central governments, the private sector and maintenance of travel and tourism section in the country. Another important part of travel and tourism is the hospitality industry, it is a huge group business and its main aim is to provide quality services and products to travelers. Travel and tourism section have grown as the biggest civilian industry in worldwide and travel & tourism divided into 5 major such as Lodging operation, Food and Beverage, Transportation service, Activities and retail stores.
TOTAL CONTRIBUTION OF TRAVEL & TOURISM TO GDP
- Lodging operation: Lodging operation consists of Hotels, Motels, Resorts, condominiums, B&B, conference centers, casinos Etc. The lodging operation is considered as one of the vast sectors underneath travel & tourism industry.
- Transportation Services: Transportation service includes Railway, Metro’s, Bikes, Autos, Airplanes, Limousines, and ships.
- Food and Beverage: Food and Beverages consist of Vending Machines, catering, cruise ships, Bars, Banquets, snack bars, Outdoor catering, restaurant.
- Retail stores: It involves Souvenir shops, Art shops, Gift shops, Markets, Etc.
- Activities: Business, Entertainment, Recreation, Study Trips, Ethnic festivals, sporting events etc.