Stake holder opinion about tourism policy: A case of Beas circuit in Himachal Pradesh
Dr. Amrik Singh
The potential economic benefits that tourism can bring do not materialize without careful planning indeed, uncontrolled tourism development can have major negative impacts on these jewels of humanity’s. India is experiencing an incredible Growth of tourism development. Tourism has become an appealing sustainable economic development strategy for the Less Developed Countries in dire need of alternative source of foreign exchange earnings. Next to oil, tourism is the net foreign ‘exchange earner at the international level. It is the highest employer of labor in the tertiary sector of the World economy and the second largest after agriculture. Tourism potential impact on the economy cut across several sectors to include transportation, Manufacturing, food processing and packaging, construction, trade and commerce and other ancillary services. It is an international commodity, thus it has a global market from where it draws its patronage and there is no age barrier for its customers. Majority of members of less developed countries of world has realized the potential of tourism Development for rapid socio-economic development, capable of generating foreign exchange; reduce unemployment and improving the standard of the people. Every destination country is trying to achieve more gain by developing tourism industry in planned manner with new Tourism Policy as well as schemes. The expansion of the tourism throughout the world has increased competition among the tourist destinations, trying to attract more tourists by adopting appropriate tourism policy, schemes as well as marketing techniques and strategies. In this study we had tried to understand the role of policy, planning, and schemes to optimize the value in Economic Development of Beas Circuit in Himachal Pradesh. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview and discuss the status, issues and future perspectives of Tourism Contribution in Beas Circuit Himachal Pradesh India.