Unit 3 Sustainable Tourism Development

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Unit 3 Sustainable Tourism Development

IntroductionUnit 3 Sustainable Tourism Development

Compare current issues associated with tourism development in a developing country and an emerging destination

Let us compare the tourist destination like India and East London. In the comparison we would see that both the places carry same tourism related problems and issues emerging mostly out of local communities and geographic area. How one can forget about the London Olympics that were held in East London in the year 2012. Thereon, this place has developed itself as a sports tourism place. On the other hand, India is a developing country which is still waiting and struggling to get it recognized as a major tourist attraction.

The infrastructure and services that a tourist finds at East London is amazing as this place has developed itself after London Olympics in 2012. Whereas in India, tourists strive to get basic amenities like hygienic and safe accommodation, proper transportation services, exploitation by some local tourism organizations that carries the monopoly of that place (Blanke, & Chiesa, 2009). In India, tourists visit to witness various seasons and cultures and traditions of that place. While if we talk about East London, there is no scarcity of festivals and functions in comparison to India, but the main point is that the tourists can visit any time, can wear anything, eat anything and be themselves at the place and this is the major reason why East London has emerged out as a successful tourist spot. As there are no boundaries there, tourists love to visit again and again. There are no such boundaries for them and this is the main reason for their development.

Evaluate, with recommendations, the future development of tourism in these chosen destinations.

The future development of India could be predicted by saying that the number of tourism activities will increase as there is a presence of vast variety of customs, traditions, languages, beliefs etc. And these all differences and similarities make India an attractive place for the tourists to visit. The newly formed government under the supervision of Mr. Narendra Modi (Honorable Prime Minister of India) has visited many countries like Japan, China, and US etc. to personally experience the strategies that they have followed to make the tourism industry grow at their nation. He wishes to follow the same in his own country India and aspires to see it as an emerging tourist spot (Banyai, 2010).

And the future development of emerging city of UK, East London has grown a lot after the organization of London Olympics at that place and the growth of tourism industry at that place is the result of Olympics. And this is the reason why large number of tourists comes to East London. Travel and tourism is not only related to international travel but it is also about travelling in the home country.

Conclusion

Travel could be defined as a movement of people from their home place to other destination and the purpose of this movement could be religious, recreational or just to spend a leisure time with family and friends at large. Developing countries get a lot of economic growth with the help of tourism industry as there is a huge amount of revenue generation with the tourists that come to visit the country.

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