Towards Excellence

(ISSN No. 0974-035X)
(An indexed refereed & peer-reviewed journal of higher education)
UGC-MALAVIYA MISSION TEACHER TRAINING CENTRE GUJARAT UNIVERSITY

GROWTH, PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN TAMIL NADU: SOCIO- ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES

Authors:

Sukanta Sarkar, Thijien Tharjiath Keat, Belete Debasu Gebrie

Abstract:

The paper discussed growth, prospects and challenges of sustainable tourism in Tamil Nadu. It has been found that Tamil Nadu is a popular destination among the tourist due to its natural landscape, azure beaches, delicious cuisine unique culture lush hill stations, diverse wildlife, festivals, rivers and unique pilgrim centeres. It is home of beautiful hill stations, caves, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. There is a wide variety of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Madurai, Kanchipuram, Velankanni, Auroville, Trichy, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari and Thanjavur are popular religious places. Growth of medical tourism in Tamil Nadu is impressive. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, domestic tourism has shown a steady recovery. Tourism sector is a growing sector in Tamil Nadu. It has contributed more in the economy of the state. This study is descriptive in design and has utilized qualitative and quantitative approaches. The state has positive prospect in rural tourism, agricultural tourism, heritage tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, advantages tourism, sports tourism, and agro-tourism. Tamil Nadu Tourism department is also planning to collaborate with the Tamil Nadu Development Corporation to introduce a tourism hospitality skill development and certification programme. Government is planning to advertise its hospitality services on various travel platforms to inform travellers.

Keywords:

Hospitality, Pleasure, Tourist, Tourism, and Welfare.

Vol & Issue:

VOL.16, ISSUE No.1, March 2024