The tourism industry, on the other hand, is much disorganized. The rates of various tour packages differ from agent to agent and at time one reaches the hotel to finds that the luxuries mentioned in the brochure are non-existent. Reservations get cancelled without notice, luggage goes on missing. The country has to realize that the industry is a good source of earning foreign exchange. Effective regulation can give a new lease of life to this industry.
Things are changing however and all is not dark and gloomy. With appropriate checks and measures more and more people are coming to India as tourists and many Indians, Gujaratis especially have taken keen interest in viewing the sights of this beautiful country. With the rise of terrorism in the South East Asian countries, the earthquakes and the Tsunami, many Foreigners are turning to India, for it a safe haven for holiday lovers. Various states are promoting themselves as true holiday destination. As more and more Indians become interested in spending holiday touring, instead of visiting relatives, the industry in set to grow manifold.
May be I will also go on a tour, during this summer holidays. But where to go, a vast range of available choices is marking things difficult for me. Should I go to the north, to trek the majestic Himalaya, or to the south to surf on the beaches, or to the deserts of the north-center India to watch the beautiful sun setting over the desert? I thing I will go pare gliding or may be white water rafting, that ought to shake me up a bit and bring new life to my creaking bones. After that, I wonder how many my bones will be left that isn’t broken. It could be that I’ll forget all my aches and pains. The idea seems more and more appealing. But let’s get a couple of friends first, someone should be there be there to inform my family that I had a heart attack at the rapids while flying in the sky.