CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Leisure and tourism Organizations; 3. Demand: Choice, Elasticity and Forecasting; 4. Supply and Coasts in Tourism; 5. The Economic Environment; 6. The Technological Environment and Opportunities; 7. Investment in the Private Sector Tourism; 8. Investment in the Public Sector Tourism; 9. Income and Employment in Tourism; 10. Tourism and Economic Growth; 11. Tourism and the Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates; 12. Farm tourism- Its Contribution to the Economic Sustainability.
The economic impact of tourism in a certain area has been a matter of study quite popular with the economists, planners and tourism developers. Various types of tourism like: beach tourism, Historical sites tourism, pilgrim tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism etc. provide various types of economic opportunities for economic growth and development. With few ecological considerations, every government is eager to have a boost in tourism and earn the valuable foreign exchange. That is why the Thai government, Malaysian government and Singapore Government are tourist friendly governments. This book tries to explore the various facets related with the development of tourism industry and its economic impact. This book has been divided into twelve chapters, which deal issues like: Leisure and Tourism Organizations; Demand: Choice, Elasticity and Forecasting; Supply and Costs in Tourism; The Economic Environment; The Technological Environment and Opportunities; Investment in the Private Sector Tourism; Income and Employment in Tourism, Tourism and economic growth; Tourism and the Balance of payments and exchange Rates; and Farm Tourism-Its Contribution to the Economic Sustainability. It is hoped that this book would be useful to tourism development authorities, hoteliers, tour operators and other persons associated with tourism industry.