NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 22

Unit-5 Promoting Tourism Class 10

Unit 22 Unit-5 Promoting Tourism Exercise Answers & Summary

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Discuss in groups : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 191

Q1 :  
  • What is tourism?

  • Why do tourists visit a place?

  • Do you think Indian tourists and foreign tourists visit places for the same reasons?


Answer :

  • Tourism refers to travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel.

  • Tourists visit places due to various reasons such as-

1. Curiosity about off places;

2. To study a place's culture and ethnicity;

3. To do shopping;

4. To seek adventure;

5. To experience a wide variety of cuisine;

6. In search of peace and relaxation, away from one's monotonous life.

  • Most of the reasons to visit places, like learning a place's culture and ethnicity and tasting good food, are the same, irrespective of the tourists being Indian or foreigner.

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Unit-5 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 194

Q1 :  

What evidence does the author provide to support his view that our efforts to attract foreign tourists have been unsuccessful?


Answer :

The author uses published statistics like: India managed to attract just 5.1 million tourists in 2009. Malaysia, on the other hand, attracted 23.6 million foreign arrivals and China attracted 50.9 million tourists in the same year. Malaysia and China entered tourism markets decades after India and yet they rank 9th and 4th respectively while India does not figure in the top 10 tourist places in the world.

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Q2 :  

What, according to you, may be the reasons for such a bleak scenario?


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What is the shift in tourism policy recommended by the author? What are his arguments for such a shift?


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What are the two initiatives taken by Karnataka that signify marked change in its marketing strategy?


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Q5 :  

Why have Kerala's tourism figures grown while those of some other states have remained static?


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Q6 :  

Why does the author say that we should now make efforts to attract there domestic traveller? What are the areas that we should focus on to achieve it?


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Why does the author say, "Clearly Tourism, like Charity, begins at home?"


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Q8 :  

Find words or phrases from the passage that mean the same as the following.

(a) to renovate, redo, or revise (paragraph 1)

(b) trying to win the favour, preference, or goodwill of (paragraph 1)

(c) come in small numbers (paragraph 4)

(d) well-off; rich (paragraph 5)

(e) friendly (paragraph 6)

(f) wanting or enjoying expensive pleasures (paragraph 6)


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Q9 :  

What has been the general trend in the number of tourists visiting Palwal Pradesh over the last five years?


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Q10 :  

Which groups have shown increases, and by how much?


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Q11 :  

Suggest reasons for the changes over the last five years, for both groups of tourists.


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Q12 :  

For each group of tourists, which is the most popular type of accommodation?


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Q13 :  

How many tourists of each group stayed in these most popular types of accommodation?


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Q14 :  

Suggest why different types of accommodation are popular with different types of tourists.

Type of accommodation

Number

Total Number of beds

Occupancy rate(in %)

5 star hotels

3

780

85

4 star hotels

5

500

92

3star hotels

10

350

65

1 and 2 star hotels

16

465

82

Guest houses

32

255

78

Youth hostels

13

780

95

Fig. 3 Types of accommodation (this year's figures)


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Q15 :  

What does the final column mean? Why is it important?


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Q16 :  

There are three 5 star hotels and 13 youth hostels, yet each type of accommodation has the same number of beds. Explain.


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Q17 :  

Which are the two most popular types of accommodations?


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Q18 :  

Which types of accommodation have occupancy rates of 85% or over?


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