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Developing tourism in South and Central Asia: Introduction

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Asia
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Chapter16
Pages223-240
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781317665892
ISBN (Print)9781138784581
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2016

Abstract

One of the darker sides of us, the South Asians seems to be our habit of thinking that we know what is right and nobody should bother to teach us. We are very good teachers but not necessarily good students. Now we should be learning from what other feels about us. We have to accept the fact that for long, we have been deceived by our own thought of greatness. For [sic] tourism industry to ourish and contribute to our national development we should learn to cater to the demands of the incoming tourists. The mere existence of almighty Himalayas, beautiful blue seas with their magnicent beaches, the grand palaces and forts left as heritage by our forefathers, the varied wild life, birth places of saints and lords or the archaeological heritage of 5000 years civilisation is not going to make foreigners with cash in their purse beg to be allowed to enter our countries.

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