Tourism is essentially a societal expression of natural human instinct for experiencing the alien land & culture, enhancement of knowledge quotient through educative interactions, and of course attaining the enjoyment of what could be termed as rejuvenation through entertainment.
The economic consequences of this phenomenon are wide-ranging and capable of influencing the development process of various nations, regions, societies and to a great extent of individuals.
Tourism industry is emerging as a powerful source of upgrade to Indian Economy. It has few inherent advantages like: availability of a lot of tourism resources in the country; enormous scope for employability to the employed / unemployed youth; superb infrastructure, fantastic road/rail/air network, and world class facilities at very affordable costs.
In the recent past, new emerging changes in the policy of the govt. by increasing budget allocation, change in the tourist psyche from urban to rural, mass to independent, Europe to China have taken place in the industry.
To cope up with these changes, proper Human Resources strategy is essential for the advantage of various stakeholders of the industry.