Tourism, at present, has been experiencing phenomenal growth. It is one of the most promising economic sectors in the World. International tourism has been witnessing strong growth after the global economic meltdown. This industry is slowly becoming one of the drivers of economic growth in many parts of the world. Tourism has great link to economic development providing both direct and indirect employment opportunities to millions. Addition of new tourist destinations is a great boon to this sector. Competition prevailing in this sector has helped healthy growth of the sector as every destination makes bonafide attempts to attract tourists by assuring them a rich and memorable experience
Quality of service and greater tourism experience enjoyed by the tourists only will help growth of this hospitality sector for which high quality research, of course, is quite important.
Dr. Anastasios Zopiatis
Department of Hotel and Tourism Management,
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus.
Dr. Tamer Mohamed Atef
Department of Tourism,
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
Prof. Dr. Brent Lovelock
Centre for Recreation Research, Department of Tourism,
University of Otago,