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Editorial What should Indian tourism and hospitality managers focus on to stay competitive in the coming decade? In 2018, tourism to and within India generated US$240bn– equivalent to about 9 per cent of the country’s gross national product and around 8 per cent of total employment. Further, the industry is expected to expand at an annual average rate of between 6 and 7 per cent until the late 2020s. In this context, Gunjan Sanjeev and her team provide a comprehensive response to their question: What should Indian tourism and hospitality managers be focusing on so that their operations remain competitive in the medium to long term? I should like to thank Gunjan for her passion for WHATT – this is the fourth time that she has served as a theme editor – and her team of writers and peer reviewers from academia, industry and tourism policy. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (WHATT) aims to make a practical and theoretical contribution to hospitality and tourism development and we seek to do this by using a key question to focus attention on an industry issue. If you would like to contribute to our work by serving as a WHATT theme editor, do http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/WHATT-05-2019-0031
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Abstract

What should Indian tourism and hospitality managers focus on to stay competitive in the coming decade? In 2018, tourism to and within India generated US$240bn– equivalent to about 9 per cent of the country’s gross national product and around 8 per cent of total employment. Further, the industry is expected to expand at an annual average rate of between 6 and 7 per cent until the late 2020s. In this context, Gunjan Sanjeev and her team provide a comprehensive response to their question: What should Indian tourism and hospitality managers be focusing on so that their operations remain competitive in the medium to long term? I should like to thank Gunjan for her passion for WHATT – this is the fourth time that she has served as a theme editor – and her team of writers and peer reviewers from academia, industry and tourism policy. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (WHATT) aims to make a practical and theoretical contribution to hospitality and tourism development and we seek to do this by using a key question to focus attention on an industry issue. If you would like to contribute to our work by serving as a WHATT theme editor, do

Journal

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 12, 2019

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