Background of the Conference
Tourism is an essential activity to the life of nations because of its direct impact on the social, cultural, educational and economic sectors and on international relations. Hospitality is also one of the parts of tourism.
Tourism sector is an important source of income for a region and country. Tourism is an essential activity to the life of nations because of its direct impact on the social, cultural, educational and economic sectors and on international relations. Hospitality is also one of the parts of tourism. Today global industry depends not only on tourism but also depends on the quality of Hospitality provided to International Travelers. Tourism and hospitality are the highest employment generators for many countries of the world. India is having immense natural resources, spiritual environment, cultural heritage and historical importance but in spite of such huge potential and possibilities, we are not optimally utilizing such possibility of tourism and hospitality. As fsr as World Tourism Report 2016 is concerned, India is still not comes under 10 destination (Countries) as most visited by the international travelers.
Recently the Union Government of India has taken many initiative like “Swachchha Bharat Abhiyaan”, creation of at least 100 Smart Cities and Incredible India etc. for attracting more travelers towards India. We have received better results by better planning and management, for instance in M.P., Ujjain Simhasth 2016 was counted as huge success regarding tourist satisfaction.
IGNOU has developed and launched many quality educational programmes in Tourism and Hospitality specialization which are attracting many students and professional who are engaged partially or full time in tourism sectors. IGNOU has more than 20,000 students enrolled in both tourism and hospitality programmes. IGNOU has taken the tourism and Hospitality Management as part of the curriculum of its academic programs as a result IGNOU is regularly encouraging the research, development and discussion on tourism and Hospitality to bring to positive change