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Tourism Destination Competitiveness: A Comparative Study Between India and China

Tourism is seen now as a “sunshine” sector all over the world. While the last few decades have seen a spurt in the tourism activity across various continents due to several contributing factors, which thus lead the economic importance of the tourism sector on the rise…

Tourism is seen now as a “sunshine” sector all over the world. While the last few decades have seen a spurt in the tourism activity across various continents due to several contributing factors, which thus lead the economic importance of the tourism sector on the rise. The data released by different global bodies including the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) indicate significant contribution from tourism to countries’ GDP and foreign exchange reserves. Tourism has been accorded the status of an industry in many countries of the world due to its emergence as a pivotal driver of a country’s economy as because tourism is considered to be next in importance only to information technology in the services sector. However, in the Asian context both India and China has emerged as a dominant player in trade, industry and commerce and having its footprint in the global scale. Though both the countries are having an age old civilization, ethos, cultural bondage and above all culminate into a vast tourism resource which are identical in nature to a greater extent. Tourism Destination Competitiveness: A Comparative Study Between India and China

Dr. Samit Chowdhury is currently engaged with the Department of Business Administration, Assam Central University, Silchar, India as a consultant (operations) and pursued Ph.D program in the area of International Tourism with emphasis on East Asian Countries. He obtained his Masters of Commerce (M.Com) with specialization in Human Resource Management and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Relationship Management from Dibrugarh University, Assam, India. His current areas of interest are Tourism Management and International trade. He has participated in a number of international and national level seminars/conferences and has publications in various referred research journals.

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