Aligarh : Prof Sheeba Hamid, Coordinator, Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM), Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University spoke on Tourism and Inclusive Growth at the Valedictory Session of the World Tourism Week-2021 organised by Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University, Haryana.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Sheeba said, “There is no other industry that has a similarly sustained and diversified multiplier effect on the economy, playing a crucial role in the overall development of a country. By creating jobs and opportunities for all sections of the society, tourism helps in bridging economic inequalities.
Its contribution to the government’s coffers and also the country’s foreign exchange reserves is substantial. Since the very essence of tourism and its future depends on protection of natural, historical and cultural resources, it plays an important part in promoting sustainable growth and environment protection, on which the future of humankind hinges.” She added.