Analysing the Perception of Tourists and Tour Operators on the Availability of Safety and Security Facilities across Popular Tourism Destinations in Karnataka
The Karnataka government launched its tourism policy 2015-2020 with a vision to make Karnataka one of the top two destinations in India subsequent to a Karnataka government constituted Karnataka Tourism Vision Group (KTVG) presenting a roadmap to revitalize the tourism sector and raise it to international standards. The policy places focus on private investments and promotion of entrepreneurship in tourism. An investment of INR 54,000 crores has been contemplated for the development and maintenance of tourist destinations over the next five years, half of which may be mobilised from the corporate players. The problems that the tourism industry of the state faces can be broadly placed under two heads, namely infrastructural problems and other problems. This classification in itself explains the relevance of infrastructure to the tourism industry.