ICT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN ASSAM

Binoy Kumar Mazumdar

Abstract


Assam bears ample tourism potential. Tourism may be a key segment for harnessing overall development to the state. Its natural
beauty, historicity, cultural diversities, customs, culinary arts and ethnic cuisine are considered to be primary sources of tourists'
attraction. The induction of the modern means of communication has expedited the tourism sector in Assam by disseminating
the right information among the aspirants. The tourism sector in the state already has assumed the industrial shape by dint of
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) with rapid pace. The concerned authority has started to maintain all types of
operational activities, service quality and gathered experiences. Technology has changed the ideas and habits of the prospective
tourists in the globe and started to facilitate right information without any hassle to them by the rampant use of technology.
Habits of availing facilities and searching information by the respondents have also been changed. Now the ideas related with
chatting the information and its sharing have acquired a new momentum due to the consistent use technology. The paper intends
to decipher the importance of ICT in the process of developing tourism sector for mutual sharing and accessing proper data.
Besides it, the empirical study aims to focus the utility of ICT and its relationship with the overall growth & development of tourism
sector in our state.


Keywords


tourism sector, ICT, development, green-tourism

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