MAGNITUDE OF PILGRIMAGE TOURISM IN TUTICORIN DISTRICT - CRITICAL ASSESSMENT
Tourism is a major growth engine for economic development in terms of providing employment and eradication of poverty. The economic significance of tourism in terms of employment, income, foreign exchange earnings and regional development is a major driving force to place tourism appropriately in development. The economic liberalization, open-sky aviation policy, luxury cruisers, improved surface transport, tourist trains, increased business travel and e-booking facilities have created a paradigm change in the tourism sector. From a mere service industry, tourism has transformed into a major revenue generating industry. This paper describes briefly Magnitude of Pilgrimage tourism in tuticorin district - critical assessment. This present paper also provides an overview about scope of the Pilgrimage tourism in tuticorin district. Indeed, a further aim of the paper is need of promoting Spiritual Tourism in tuticorin district.