hello, everybody~Today i would like to share an article about the Silk Route in the internationalization process.
Article: Silk route in the light of circuit tourism: An avenue of tourism internationalization
Author: Parikshat Singh Manhasa, Parvinder Koura, Akshi Bhagataa
Being endowed with the international vision, Silk Route needs elaboration and discussion in light of tourism so as to be revived in the travel and trade market. All the secondary data from varied sources is analyzed to provide a conceptual framework of tourism opportunity for the nations along Silk Route as a tourism circuit. It also intends to identify the challenges and constraints to tourism development process and suggests various strategies to overcome these constraints. Promoting circuit tourism may help the authorities to maintain and develop the induced destinations of Silk Route in a coordinated manner for complementing the term “Tourism internationalization”.
this article is quite interesting and useful. Author wants to show us the identity of Silk Road as a tourism circuit may enforce globalized transition as it connects not only the destinations but nations with different consents as well, hence the need for internationalization is critical in order to win in this dynamic and highly competitive market of tourism destinations.
The core objective of the paper is to provide a framework of tourism opportunity for the nations along Silk Route as a tourism circuit at international level. Moreover this research paper also aims to:
• Tourism internationalization theory in specificity of Circuit tourism along Silk Route.
• To identify the challenges and constraints to tourism development process.
• To suggest the various strategies in order to overcome these constraints.
The views in the text are goods. but the article is too focused on the development of the tourism industry in India and China under the conditions of the internationalization of the Silk Road. And another drawback is in the article author used many forecast data, for example,
By 2025, India is set to become the world‘s fifth largest consumer market, up from the 12th largest in 2007 (McKinsey Global Institute, 2007).
Even According to UNWTO, China will become a leading destination by 2020 with highest number of tourist arrivals.
In the article author mention the challenges and constraints to tourism development process. And these challenges and constraints in my opinion have practical significance.
- The biggest challenge especially for developing countries like India as a late comer is how to create new competitive aura in the market.
- Generally speaking, the operators direct their attention only towards the local tourist’s activities, and, because of the close competition and of the limited resources they consider internationalization as being a slow and expensive process.
- Being tagged in a circuit, Silk Route countries are in supposed to face difficulties in stipulations of political issues, probably the greatest will be effects, concern and dispute from heightened security which are expected to continue as international tourism borders may cause a difficulties in applying homogeneous management strategies
- In addition to this economic disparities are also one of the major concerns that constrain certain stakeholders’ willingness or ability to participate in the process
- Other big issues are visa facilitations and the internal conflicts, especially within weak nations, could trigger large-scale clashes among states attempting to assert their interests
- Poor infrastructure is another barrier to challenge that needs to be faced in the tourism circuit promotion along Silk Route.
Thanks for your reading, and welcome comments！