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Title:
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS: EVALUATING SOCIO-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF THE INDIAN TOURISM GEOGRAPHY ON LOCAL BUSINESSES IN INDIA

Authors:
Bhavya Goel

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Bhavya Goel
The Shri Ram School, Moulsari.

MLA 8
Goel, Bhavya. "CLOSED FOR BUSINESS: EVALUATING SOCIO-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF THE INDIAN TOURISM GEOGRAPHY ON LOCAL BUSINESSES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 6995-7001, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=529. Accessed Nov. 2019.
APA
Goel, B. (2019, November). CLOSED FOR BUSINESS: EVALUATING SOCIO-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF THE INDIAN TOURISM GEOGRAPHY ON LOCAL BUSINESSES IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(11), 6995-7001. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=529
Chicago
Goel, Bhavya. "CLOSED FOR BUSINESS: EVALUATING SOCIO-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF THE INDIAN TOURISM GEOGRAPHY ON LOCAL BUSINESSES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 11 (November 2019), 6995-7001. Accessed November, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=529.

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Abstract:
The tourism industry in India has developed rapidly over the last two decades, with the advent of economic liberalization and globalization. While this has led to an increase in employment and economic growth in the country, India faces problems with respect to the creation of a tourism industry which is sustainable. The country faces problems of overcrowding, inadequate infrastructure and environmental problems. It is important from a policy perspective to revamp the tourism industry to tackle these issues. Furthermore, there are adverse socio-cultural effects as globalization has led to the entry of multinational corporations, which has led to the closing down of local businesses which cannot compete. In the context of tourism, this is mostly in the case of rural areas, local artisans, and indigenous communities which cannot compete with the pace of urbanized tourism. Therefore, this paper will suggest policies to better include local businesses and communities into the tourism industry, to prevent the erasure of these identities in the pursuit of globalization.