Honduras Tourism – Important Of Tourism in Honduras

Tourism is getting more important these days and its popularity is rising day by day. Its revenue proves its success. Tourism has today become one of the largest industries globally. It was not so important few years ago but today it affects the global economy and helps in earning foreign currency. Honduras tourism is very popular all over the world. Honduras gives priority to tourism as it believes that tourism is one of the most beneficial industries of the country. Tourism not only gets Honduras, foreign currency but it also strengthens it national identity.

Tourism plays an important role in the development of this superb country. Honduras tourism also provides new jobs to the people of Honduras that ultimately raises the standard of living of Honduras. Tourism in Honduras helps this country to remain in the competitive global market. Honduras is famous for its natural and cultural heritage. Its superb cultural heritage is well known all over the world. The natural beauty of this country is amazing and can win any heart. The bay Islands look amazing and coral reef surrounding them is just mind blowing.
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India Tourism – Ensure For a Unique Tourism Experience

India is a beautiful country and one of the most popular tourism destinations in South Asia. It appeals tourists from all over the world and provides them unique tourism experience to cherish for lifetime. There are a number of tourism options available in India which can be cherished by tourists on their vacations in India. The country is wildly acclaimed for its unique geographical and cultural features. Perhaps it is unique geography and culture which have made this country a predominant tourist destination on the map of tourism in the world. The country has right tourism potential and copious tourist places & attractions to captivate all kinds of tourists through out the entire globe. Tourism in India has countless options which can be relished by tourists on their vacation in the country. Cultural, heritage, adventure, wildlife, pilgrimage, beach, backwater, nature, medical, and monsoon tourism are popular tourism options available in India which enthralls tourists from all over the world.
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A Rewarding Career in Travel & Tourism Industry

The global tourism industry is booming presently. Number of domestic as well as international arrivals has more than tripled. The tourism industry accounts for more than $1000 billion and is expected to grow by 200% in next five years.

Tourism also in a major way contributes to the economy indirectly through its association with other sectors such as horticulture, agriculture, poultry, handicrafts and construction.

Career in Travel & Tourism

Travel and tourism is United States’ 2nd largest service export industry, 3rd largest trade industry and one of the largest employment providers. There are various courses available that can help you become a part of this sector.

If you love to interact with people, travel to various places and be a part of the service industry, then a career in tourism is ideal for you. You can choose to become a travel agent, guide, tourism manager, tour operator, adventure travel guide, airline service staff and so on.

You can either join a diploma or a certificate course in tourism and travel. You can choose a Travel Agent Certificate program, Tour operator Certificate course, Airline Certificate course, Cruise Line Certification course, Hospitality courses, Tourism Management and so on.

What you get to learn?
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Bad Eco-Tourism Does More Harm Than Good

Tourism is a booming industry. With many travellers flocking to different destinations around the globe, tourism is becoming one of the most viable business markets in the world. However, air travel, car travel and other aspects of tourism are adding to the planet’s pollution crisis and this is becoming a problem. Travel operators and hospitality corporates realised that some action needed to be taken, and Eco-tourism was created as a solution to this problem.

Eco-tourism is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. Eco-tourism involves the conservation of biological and cultural diversity through education of locals and tourists alike. By protecting ecosystems it has had a positive effect on the local communities and their livelihoods through their participation in projects and lessening the impact on the environment.

Why Eco-Tourism?
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Responsible Tourism in India

Responsible tourism is a new concept in the tourism industry. This concept was developed by Jost Krippendorf in the 1980′s. His aim was to “to develop and promote new forms of tourism, which will bring the greatest possible benefit to all the participants – travelers, the host population and the tourist business, without causing intolerable ecological and social damage.”

Responsible tourism can be defined as ” tourism which creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit”. Some of the main objectives of Responsible tourism are as follows:

1.To respect local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage.
2. To protect the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes.
3. To conserve natural resources – from source to destination.
4. To benefit local communities – both economically and socially.
5. To minimize pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion.

In a nut shell, Responsible tourism is that form of tourism in which initiatives and responsibilities are taken by both the tourists and the travel agencies to maximize the positive impacts and minimize the negative impacts on environment, traditions and cultural heritage of the region.
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Sustainable Tourism- A Prerequisite of Sustainable Development

This article will provide a brief overview about the historical background, importance, concepts, principles and general debates about sustainable tourism.

Sustainable tourism is one of the pre-requisites of achieving sustainable development. the concept of tourism with sustainability and development gets its historical inclusion from mass tourism that got flourished in 1960s due to advent of jet aircraft and the passions for tourism got tremendous following and it also reached Third World countries (Dann, 2002). It was also argued that this boost pushed organizations like World Bank and UN to examine the cost benefit analysis of tourism and it was acknowledged that potential costs of tourism are far lower than financial benefits in shape of balance pf payment surpluses, infrastructure development, and employment and foreign exchange gains. So that gave rise to the concept of sustainable tourism as one of the source of bringing sustainable development. According to the World’s Summit on Sustainable Development (2002), it is claimed that Tourism is the world’s largest industry where in 2000, 698 million people travelled internationally which 7.3 % more than 1999. Similarly the economic worth of international tourism was US$477.9 billion in 2000 (Papers4you.com, 2006).

In terms of one concrete definition, literature suggests that it is not fixed and is ever evolving. However Coccossis (1996) asserts that sustainable tourism can be taken in four different interpretations that include” economic sustainability of tourism”, the “ecologically sustainable tourism”,” sustainable tourism development” with both focus of environment as well as long term feasibility of the industry and finally “tourism as a part of a strategy for sustainable development”.

As mentioned above, sustainable tourism should be taken in consideration to environmental and resources effects. It was argued that Mediterranean tourism is the main source of economic gain for the reason however short term growth was overlooked with long term adverse effect and deterioration of their ecosystem and resources (Farsari, 2000)
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Role of Tourism Sector in Climate Change – A Perspective

Introduction

Undeniable evidences throughout the globe indicate that global climate has changed compared to the pre-industrial era and is expected to continue the trend through 21st century and beyond. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1 documented that global mean temperature has increased approximately 0.76°C between 1850-1899 and 2001-2005 and it has concluded that most of the observed changes in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is ‘very likely’ the result of human activities that are increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.

As a consequence, we observe various manifestations of climate change including ocean warming, continental-average temperatures, temperature extremes and wind patterns. Widespread decreases in glaciers and ice caps and warming ocean surface temperature have contributed to sea level rise of 1.8 mm per year from 1961 to 2003, and approximately 3.1 mm per year from 1993 to 2003.

The IPCC has projected that the pace of climate change is to accelerate with continued greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at or above the current rates. IPCC best estimate suggested that globally averaged surface temperatures will rise by 1.8°C to 4.0°C by the end of the 21st century. Even with a stabilized atmospheric concentration of GHGs at the current level, the earth would continue to warm as a result of past GHG emissions as well as the thermal inertia of the oceans.

Future changes in temperatures and other important features of climate will manifest themselves in different fashions across various regions of the globe. It is likely that the tropical cyclones (typhoons and hurricanes) will become more severe, with greater wind speeds and heavier precipitation. This will be associated with continuing increase of tropical sea surface temperatures. Extra-tropical storm tracks are projected to shift towards the pole, with consequent changes in wind, precipitation and temperature patterns. The decreases in snow cover are also projected to continue.
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Tourism Courses & Colleges in India

The Tourism courses and colleges in India have gained immense popularity because of the great passion of people to travel and explore. The tourism industry is a huge one, and quite diverse in operations. It includes the Government tourism departments, Immigration services, travel agencies and tour operators, airlines and railway reservations and services, etc.

A course in Travel and Tourism can be pursued at all levels of education, be it undergraduate programs, post graduation, diploma or certificate courses. The eligibility for graduate course is 12th pass. For post-graduate level, it is graduation in any field, and admission is usually on the basis of entrance exam, group discussion and interview. Most tourism institutes seek proficiency in one foreign language at least, in the applicants.

Himachal Pradesh University:

It offers a 2 year course at PG level – Master of Tourism Administration.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi:

Offers master’s program – MA in Tourism Management. The admission to this 2 year postgraduate course is on the bass of entrance test. Bachelor’s degree is essential for application.

Apeejay Institute of Management, Jalandhar:

Institute was established in 1997, is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Government of Punjab. It is affiliated to the Punjab Technical University in Jalandhar. It offers B. Sc. Airlines, Tourism and Hospitality Management, the eligibility criteria for it being a pass in class XII. It is a 3 year course and admission is made on entrance examination conducted by the Punjab Technical University.
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Indian Tourism – Its Destiny

Though the name of India is not included by the World Tourism Organization (WTO) among the top ten courtiers of the world in terms of “most visited” by numbers of travelers, in terms of tourism earners, in terms of most visited attractions, still the Indian economy has been boosted by new emerging trends of various types of Indian tourism and it continues to grow. There are a number of factors responsible for the growth of Indian tourism at global level. India is a peaceful country without any political disturbance except for few destinations where a tourist is required to get special permission from local authority to enter into that area. The country has a federal structure with elected Governments in States. There are 28 states and 7 Union Territories administered directly by the Central Government. There is healthy competition of tour packages among all the states to attract the tourists from all over the world for speedy economic growth and employment generation. Not only this Ministry of Tourism and Culture has recently launched a campaign called ‘Incredible India!’ in order to encourage different types of tourism in India.

Types of Indian Tourism

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Ecotourism – Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Eco-tourism

Responsible tourism means all tourism directly dependent on the use of natural life e.g. wildlife and landscape. Nature based tourism include eco-tourism and mass tourism. Uncontrolled mass tourism continues to contribute to the degradation of natural & cultural significance (commercialization of Culture) thus leading or causing loss of biological and cultural biodiversity, and important sources of income. Nature based tourism offers a way of financing unique ecosystems preservation. This provides opportunity for the community living near the protected areas to benefit economically e.g. employment opportunity. But Nature based tourism & travel while sustaining eco-system also degrades them. Much nature based tourism falls short of social responsibility to the local community.

Sustainable tourism is developed and managed in such a way that all tourism activities will focus on a heritage resource, natural and cultural which can be continued imminently and every effort is made to maintain the resource to perpetuity.
According to hector Ceballos-Lascurian (1983) ecotourism means “the tourism that involves travelling to relatively undisturbed natural area with the object of admiring, studying and enjoying the scenery and its wild plants and animals as well as cultural features found there.”
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