In what ways is the profiling of international tourists useful for a destination?
Regular visitor surveys are always necessary to obtain tourist profiles. Periodical surveys are also conducted keeping in view the following objectives :
To assess socio-economic and demographic particulars of international tourists.
To identify the factors influencing their choice of India as a place to visit.
To estimate the expenditure pattern of International tourists on various items like accommodation, food and drinks, entertainment, shopping and internal travel.
To identify the places visited by them and duration of stay and accommodation used at each place.
To assess the levels of satisfaction of tourists in respect of various factors associated with tourism.
To work out a weighting diagram for construction of a consumers price index for international tourist.
To assess the demographic particulars of the transit tourists and identify the reasons for their not visiting India.