Effect of Accessibility on Potential Tourist Destinations – A Case Study of Kozhikode District in Kerala
V. S Sanjay Kumar1, Saleel K. Teena John2
1V.S Sanjay Kumar, Senior Scientist, National Transportation Planning and Research Centre, NATPAC (Kerala), India
2Saleel K. Teena John, Project Engineers, National Transportation Planning and Research Centre, NATPAC (Kerala), India
Manuscript received on 05 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 127-130 | Volume-8 Issue-2C, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.ICID-2018_TE_207
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Abstract: Kerala is well renowned for being one among the perfect tourist locationsin India. Eventhough many of the locations in Kerala have high tourism potential, they are not projected out in to the sight of people as what it demands and subsequently may result in the decrease in proportion of the tourists. The paper tries to find out such types of unexplored locations and the reasons behind, taking Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India, as the study area.All the known and unknown tourist places in the district were analyzed and an attempt is made to explore those unexplored tourist locations. Data were collected on the basis of questionnaire survey including how many of them were already aware of each tourist places, how many of them had visited, not visited and the reason(s) behind. Along with this, data pertaining to existing condition and connectivity pattern of each of these locations were identified. It has been inferred that the identified unexplored locations will attract more tourists provided improvements in connectivity are made.
Keywords: Accessibility, Tourism, Unexplored, Questionnaire.
Scope of the Article: Transportation Engineering