~WANDERER~An expression of the passion

To commemorate this International Tourism day, we have joined hands with our very own twin club SRM Kattankulatur, with the project “Wanderer”. Which is an interesting and interactive platform to express your unforgettable traveling stories and learn about knowledgeable facts on some of the breathtaking tourist destinations around the world.

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In this space we intend to share our views and knowledge on Tourism and Travelling with you. Have a good read and embrace our effort to express our passion to the world!

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“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.”

-Paula bend Feldt-

The World Tourism Day itself falls on the 27th of September every year, which is declared by the United Nations in 1979, their main aim was to promote and increase awareness of the importance of tourism, and its social, cultural, political and economic values. The day is hosted by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation). Every Year Tourism Day is celebrated under different themes, this year it’s TOURISM: BUILDING PEACE! AND FOSTERING KNOWLEDGE!

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Let me tell you what the tourism industry truly means and why it is important to embrace it and build it up for the betterment of a country.

Tourism is a huge industry, and has been an integral contributor to the growth of many countries. This booming sector is something that the whole world celebrates. It really doesn’t matter which country you live in, because there is always a group of people who are interested in visiting our very own homelands. Tourism day heightens the enthusiasm and excitement of travelling, making it such an important part of every country’s economy and global standing.

A country can gain so much from    its tourism sector, making it vital to the well being of a nation’s foundation. The broadening of this sector brings in a very large amount of wealth, growth, exposure and employment opportunities.

One of the biggest benefits that tourism has for every country is that it provides a way for the economy to receive a massive amount of wealth flowing towards it. In a way it helps to fund local tour operators, small businesses and vendors.

Camping in the mountains under the stars. A tent pitched up and glowing under the milky way. Photo composite.

There are a handful of industries that make up the backbone of most countries, and when these industries fall short, the entire economy becomes strained. Tourism is one of the industries that is reasonably reliable, and offers a constant flow of income into the country. This means that tourism can sometimes be a country’s main industry. As others change with the seasons, tourism remains heavy. Tourism assists to ease the strain caused from suffering industries, and helps minimise the massive effect this has on the country’s economy. It has an incredible economic benefit, and it is especially wonderful for new and developing economies.

Due to the up-running Tourism industry, it enhances the feeling of pride that local tribes and villages feel towards their communities and traditions. As most tourists want an authentic experience, it gives out the opportunity to the locals to showcase and celebrate their traditions and culture, keeping the fire burning on sacred customs that might have died out otherwise.

In this way, tourism also allows for the expansion of local heritage sites and structures. This means that sacred sites become protected and maintained, as opposed to being destroyed or weathered by time. The traditions originated within these sites are secured in the process and the ancient customs to be long preserved and enjoyed, rather than dying out.

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When it comes to the massive amount of opportunities that the tourism industry offers, the best of them is its way of creating multiple job opportunities for the locals. I think this perhaps be the most obvious benefit of tourism within every country.

This can spread throughout all fields, providing new jobs for the local people within countries, opening new doors for many other new local Entrepreneurs to start up their own new businesses or sell their own unique products to tourists. This is something that comes only with a booming tourism industry, allowing for jobs to be created from these new businesses within the travel and tourism sector.

This is how important the tourism industry is and one of the main reasons why tourism has become needed all across the planet, and plays such an important role for countries.

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Tourism has become the legs which many countries use to walk forward, and it is something that brings joy to many people all across the globe. The simple fact that people of all nationalities can get together and appreciate one another by visiting certain countries is a true blessing.

Along with the pride and enjoyment that tourism evokes, it is also a huge industry that supports the lives of millions of people. As we all know due to the Pandemic, the tourism industry in the whole world has faced its downfall throughout the beginning of this year. But it’s time to hold our hands together to spread the beauty and knowledge to Make Tourism Alive Again…

Nicely Penned by : Rtr.Devni Abayawardana (member RACSLIIT 2020/21)

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Travel has been said to broaden the mind, exploring the world and seeing the broad vistas and cultures that the people of the world offer. Tourism can describe travel for pleasure both foreign and domestic, and has been happening as long as long as mankind.

Tourism Day is your opportunity to broad your own world a little, find a location you’ve always wanted to make time to visit, and finally, get around to making time to do it. So find your inner traveller and get out there and experience the places you’ve always wanted to see.

 “Tourism helps rural communities hold onto their unique natural and cultural heritage, supporting conservation projects, including those safeguarding endangered species, lost traditions or flavours.” ~Zurab Pololikashvili~

Self- Development through Travel

With the web and our lifestyle, being swarmed by the material on self-development, teaching us different ways to become a more superior self, one thing is clear — we all want a better version of ourselves and become more efficient than we are today.

Travel solves a plethora of self-improvement goals in one fell swoop. But once you take the initiative, you are making a conscious choice to commence on a journey of adventure and self-discovery. The independence that you gain from travelling can compel you to create the type of life that you want. There are positive and negative aspects of travelling, but both will facilitate you to gain confidence. The more challenges you come across during your travels, the stronger you become.

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Travelling also teaches us to accept diversity. We develop a greater tolerance for things being different. As your exposure to a new culture and different types of individuals grows, little by little you get more open-minded. When placed in a different environment you get an opportunity to learn how to tolerate other people’s opinions and understand others better.

Exploring Culture through Tourism

The cultural and cultural-cognitive tourism actually is this form of tourism, which focuses on the cultural environment, which in turn may include cultural and historical sights of a destination or cultural-historical heritage, values ​​and lifestyle of the local population, arts, crafts, traditions and customs of the local population. Furthermore, cultural and cognitive routes may include a visit or participation in cultural activities and events, visit museums, concerts, exhibitions, galleries, etc.

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Ecotourism

Ecotourism initiatives encouraging development compatible with nature conservation are gaining ground across the world. Ecotourism is concerned with both conservation and sustainable development. Sustainable development is the development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Nature conservation can be defined more narrowly as the management of human use of organisms or ecosystems to ensure that such use is sustainable. Nature conservation is also a part of sustainable development and sustainability must also contain human development.

Ecotourism. Green travel. Eco-travel. Sustainable travel. Whatever you call it – we call it “awesome,” for many reasons than one.

Solo travel

“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets”, Oscar Wilde couldn’t have quoted it any better. Solo travel more often than not teaches you that if you wait for others to join in, you will never go anywhere.

When people think of travel, their minds are often filled with images of full moon parties in the Asian tropics, backpacking through the Medieval streets of Europe or going on an adventure trek through African and South American jungles. This “camaraderie of the road” often provides a bit of shelter from the culture shock and the anxiety of being removed from comfortable environments. There are places I want to go, people to see, experiences to have, and food to try — and only so much time to accomplish it all. So I refuse to wait. I won’t let others keep me from realising my dreams. When you strip a person of their comforts, things can get a little scary. There are times when a traveller must go at it alone, and in doing so, they will walk into a world unravelled from the familiar.

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Impact of tourism on economy

When people travel, they discover a whole new world far beyond their imagination. Humans are wanderers, have always been, and will always be. Tourism is simply an extension of this, countries blessed with a rich history attract more tourists to their region; who in turn bring in an influx of foreign money and interest which helps support local economies and help sustain local traditions and cultures, all the while learning more about themselves and humanity.

No one can downplay the significance of tourism contribution to an economy. Thanks to relative global prosperity and technological advances leading to affordable travel and increased global cooperation the travel and tourism industry have seen exponential growth.

Culture, cuisine, local environments, fashion trends, language, and dialects everything is interrelated yet so different every 100 kilometres. Certainly, an activity of this complexity not just contributes to the economy but also has a huge role in the economy. Thus, the economic importance of tourism can easily go overseen as its significance extends well past people simply purchasing souvenirs and local outings. Revenue generated through tourism and hospitality offers a chance for the local economy to continue to be relevant as a tourist destination by using the funds in multiple areas for the development of the livelihood of the natives.

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To celebrate this World Tourism day, we have collaborated with our twin club SLIIT with the project “Wanderer”, which gives people a platform to share their fascinating and riveting travel stories and experiences. Tourism is something that unites all of us in a sense where we are able to experience and understand cultural differences and explore infinitely.

However due to the pandemic, lives of several millions have been affected even in the tourism industry and we hope that the day comes sooner where we are all able to make travel and globetrotting a part of our lives again.

Nicely Penned by : RACSRM  Editorial team (2020/21)

1979 දී එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානය විසින් ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කරන ලද ලෝක සංචාරක දිනය සෑම වසරකම සැප්තැම්බර් 27 වන දිනට යෙදේ. මෙම සැමරීමේ ප්‍රධාන අරමුණ වනුයේ සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරයේ වැදගත්කම සහ එහි සමාජ, සංස්කෘතික, දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික වටිනාකම් පිළිබඳ දැනුවත්භාවය ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීම සහ වැඩි කිරීමයි. සෑම වසරකම සංචාරක දිනය විවිධ තේමාවන් යටතේ සමරනු ලැබේ, මේ වසරේ එය “සංචාරක: සාමය ගොඩනැංවීම සහ දැනුම වර්ධනය කිරීම” යන තේමාව යටතේ සමරනු ලබයි.

සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය විශාල කර්මාන්තයක් වන අතර එය බොහෝ රටවල වර්ධනයට අත්‍යවශ්‍ය දායකත්වයක් සපයයි. සංචාරක දිනය සංචාරය කිරීමේ උද්යෝගය ඉහළ නංවන අතර එය සෑම රටකම ආර්ථිකය ගෝලීය මට්ටමේ වැදගත් කොටසක් බවට පත් කරයි. දේශීය සංචාරක ක්‍රියාකරුවන්ට, කුඩා ව්‍යාපාරවලට සහ වෙළෙන්දන්ට අරමුදල් සැපයීමට සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය උපකාරී වේ.බොහෝ සංචාරකයින් සංචාරය කිරීමෙන් අව්‍යාජ අත්දැකීමක් බලාපොරොත්තු වන අතර, සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය ස්වදේශිකයන්ට ඔවුන්ගේ සම්ප්‍රදායන් හා සංස්කෘතිය ප්‍රදර්ශනය කිරීමට හා සැමරීමට අවස්ථාව ලබා දෙයි. මේ ආකාරයෙන් සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය දේශීය උරුමයන් ජ්‍යාත්යන්තරයට පුළුල් කිරීමට ද ඉඩ සලසයි. එපමණක් නොව, මෙම සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය සෑම ක්ෂේත්‍රයක් තුළම ව්‍යාප්ත විය හැකි අතර, රටවල් තුළ සිටින දේශීය ජනතාවට නව රැකියා සපයනු ඇත. තවද බොහෝ නව දේශීය ව්‍යවසායකයින්ට තමන්ගේම නව ව්‍යාපාරයක් ආරම්භ කිරීමට හෝ තමන්ගේම අද්විතීය නිෂ්පාදන සංචාරකයින්ට විකිණීමට නව දොරටු විවර වේ.

සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය මගින් ඇති වන අභිමානය සහ විනෝදය සමඟින්ම එය රටක ආර්තික වර්ධනයටද බෙහෙවින් දායක වෙයි. සංචාරයෙන් ඔබ ලබා ගන්නා ස්වාධීනත්වය ඔබට අවශ්‍ය ජීවන රටාව නිර්මාණය කිරීමට උපකාර කරයි. සංචාරයේ ධනාත්මක හා සෘණාත්මක අංශ තිබේ. නමුත් දෙකම ඔබට
ආත්ම විශ්වාසය ලබා ගැනීමට පහසුකම් සපයයි. ඔබගේ ගමන් බිමන් වලදී ඔබ මුහුණ දෙන අභියෝග වැඩි වන තරමට ඔබ ශක්තිමත් වේ.

මෙවර ජාත්යන්තර සංචාරක දිනය සැමරීම සඳහා අපි අපේම නිවුන් සමාජයක් වන SRM කට්ටන්කුලතූර් සමඟ “Wanderer” ව්‍යාපෘතිය හරහා අත්වැල් බැඳගෙන සිටිමු. අමතක නොවන සංචාරක අත්දැකීම් ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට සහ ලොව පුරා ඇති විශ්මයජනක සංචාරක ගමනාන්තයන් පිළිබඳ කරුණු දැන ගැනීමට හා බෙදා හදා ගැනීමට මෙය සිත්ගන්නාසුළු හා අන්තර්ක්‍රියාකාරී වේදිකාවකි.

කෙසේ වෙතත්, කෝවිඩ් වසන්ගතය හේතුවෙන් සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය තුළ පවා මිලියන ගණනකගේ ජීවිතවලට බලපෑම් එල්ල වී ඇති අතර, අප සැමට ගමන් බිමන් යෑමට සහ ලොව වටා සංචාරය කිරීම නැවතත් අපගේ ජීවිතයේ කොටසක් බවට පත් කර ගත හැකි දිනය ඉක්මනින් පැමිණෙනු ඇතැයි අපි බලාපොරොත්තු වෙමු. සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය නැවත පණ ගැන්වීම සඳහා සුන්දරත්වයේ පනිවිඩය සහ දැනුම ව්‍යාප්ත කිරීම සඳහා අපි අත් වැල් බැද ගෙන සිටිමු…

TD2

உலக சுற்றுலா தினம் ஒவ்வொரு ஆண்டும் செப்டம்பர் 27 ஆம் திகதி கொண்டாடப்படுகின்றது, இது 1979 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபையால் அறிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது, அவர்களின் முக்கிய நோக்கம் சுற்றுலாவின் முக்கியத்துவம் மற்றும் அதன் சமூக, கலாச்சார, அரசியல் மற்றும் பொருளாதார விழுமியங்கள் குறித்த விழிப்புணர்வை ஊக்குவிப்பதும் அதிகரிப்பதும் ஆகும். ஒவ்வொரு ஆண்டும் சுற்றுலா தினம் வெவ்வேறு கருப்பொருள்களின் கீழ் கொண்டாடப்படுகிறது, இந்த ஆண்டு இது சுற்றுலா: சமாதானத்தை உருவாக்குதல்! மற்றும் அறிவை வளர்ப்பதற்க்கு!

சுற்றுலா ஒரு பெரிய தொழில் மற்றும் பல நாடுகளின் வளர்ச்சிக்கு ஒரு ஒருங்கிணைந்த பங்களிப்பாக இருந்து வருகிறது. சுற்றுலா நாள் பயணத்தின் உற்சாகத்தை உயர்த்துகிறது, இது ஒவ்வொரு நாட்டின் பொருளாதாரம் மற்றும் உலகளாவிய நிலைப்பாட்டின் ஒரு முக்கிய அங்கமாக அமைகிறது. உள்ளூர் டூர் ஆபரேட்டர்கள், சிறு வணிகர்கள் மற்றும் விற்பனையாளர்களுக்கு நிதியளிக்க சுற்றுலா உதவுகிறது.

பெரும்பாலான சுற்றுலாப் பயணிகள் ஒரு உண்மையான அனுபவத்தை விரும்புகிறார்கள், சுற்றுலாத்துறை உள்ளூர் மக்களுக்கு அவர்களின் மரபுகள் மற்றும் கலாச்சாரத்தை வெளிப்படுத்தவும் கொண்டாடவும் வாய்ப்பளிக்கிறது. இந்த வழியில், உள்ளூர் பாரம்பரிய தளங்கள் மற்றும் கட்டமைப்புகளை விரிவாக்க சுற்றுலாவும் அனுமதிக்கிறது. மேலும், இந்த சுற்றுலா அனைத்து துறைகளிலும் பரவக்கூடும், நாடுகளுக்குள் உள்ளூர்வாசிகளுக்கு புதிய வேலைகளை வழங்குகிறது, மேலும் பல புதிய உள்ளூர் தொழில்முனைவோருக்கு தங்களது சொந்த புதிய தொழில்களைத் தொடங்க அல்லது சுற்றுலாப் பயணிகளுக்கு தங்களது தனித்துவமான தயாரிப்புகளை விற்க புதிய கதவுகளைத் திறக்கும்.

சுற்றுலாவைத் தூண்டும் பெருமை மற்றும் இன்பத்துடன், பயணம் ஒரு சுய முன்னேற்ற இலக்குகளை ஏராளமாக தீர்க்கிறது. ஆனால் நீங்கள் முன்முயற்சி எடுத்தவுடன், சாகச மற்றும் சுய கண்டுபிடிப்புக்கான பயணத்தைத் தொடங்க நீங்கள் ஒரு நனவான தேர்வு செய்கிறீர்கள். பயணத்திலிருந்து நீங்கள் பெறும் சுதந்திரம், நீங்கள் விரும்பும் வாழ்க்கை வகையை உருவாக்க உங்களை கட்டாயப்படுத்தும். பயணத்தின் நேர்மறையான மற்றும் எதிர்மறையான அம்சங்கள் உள்ளன, ஆனால் இவை இரண்டும் உங்களுக்கு நம்பிக்கையைப் பெற உதவும். உங்கள் பயணங்களின் போது நீங்கள் அதிக சவால்களை எதிர்கொள்வதன் மூலம், நீங்கள் வலுவாக மாறுவீர்கள்.

இந்த சர்வதேச சுற்றுலா தினத்தை நினைவுகூரும் வகையில், “வாண்டரர்” என்ற திட்டத்துடன் எங்கள் சொந்த இரட்டை மன்றமான எஸ்.ஆர்.எம் கட்டங்குலத்தூருடன் கைகோர்த்துள்ளோம். உங்கள் மறக்க முடியாத பயணக் கதைகளை வெளிப்படுத்தவும், உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள சில வியப்பூட்டும் சுற்றுலா தலங்களின் அறிவுசார் உண்மைகளைப் பற்றி அறியவும் இது ஒரு சுவாரஸ்யமான தளமாகும்.

எவ்வாறாயினும், தொற்றுநோய் காரணமாக, சுற்றுலாத்துறையில் கூட பலரும் பாதிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளனர், மேலும் நாம் அனைவரும் பயணத்தை மீண்டும் நம் வாழ்வின் ஒரு பகுதியாக மாற்றக்கூடிய நாள் விரைவில் வரும் என்று நம்புகிறோம். சுற்றுலாவை மீண்டும் உயிர்ப்பிக்க அழகையும் அறிவையும் பரப்ப எங்கள் கைகளை ஒன்றாகப் கோர்ப்போம்…

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