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A Design And Development Of Prototype Web Based Tourism Information System (WBTIS) For The Maharashtra And Goa States Of India
Published 2016 · Geography
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Travelling for the purpose of recreation is termed as Tourism. It is an industry to move, house and entertain people.The tourism industry is dynamic and competitive and is amongst the world's largest service provider industries. It is also one of the fastest growing economic sectors in terms of generating gross revenueas well as earning of foreign exchange. The Internet and the developments in ICTs is a perfect platform for the tourism industry to bring its products and servicesdirectly to the customers. The Internet provides several tools like Google maps, GPS, interactive communication, email, payment gateways etc to create a new business environment. In order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of different types of transactions, by reducing their cost and to provide one stop services to the customers, we propose a new Web-Based Tourist Information System (WBTIS) for Maharashtra and Goa states of India, which consists of all the information channels used in a business or community to promote itself as a tourism attraction. Keywords-tourism; maharashtra; goa; information communication tools;wbtis