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Confidential

Collection of Domestic Tourism Statistics for the state of KarnatakaAnnual Final Report

Submitted to

Ministry of Tourism (Market Research Division) Government of IndiaBy

ACNielsen ORG-MARG Pvt. LtdNEW DELHI

ACNielsen ORG-MARG Pvt. Ltd.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTWe are thankful to the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for assigning this assignment of collecting tourism statistics month wise for a period of twelve months from May 2005 till April 2006. We are grateful to Shri A.K. Mishra, Secretary,(Tourism) & Shri Amitabh Kant, Joint Secretary (Tourism) for extending their support. The consultant had the pleasure of interacting with the Department of Tourism, Karnataka Shri. B. Shivnandha Aradhya, Joint Dorector, Shri S. Boregowda, Dy. Director as well as other official of the state. Besides this the consultant interacted with the representatives of tour operators, hotels, handicrafts and souvenier shops at different stages of the study and across different destinations in the state. We are also grateful to Shri V.K. Bajaj, Former Additional Director General, Shri P.S. Bose, Additional Director General, Shri A.K.Gupta, Joint Director General, Shri Kaushal Joshi, Dy. Director for providing us the necessary guidance and periodical support for conducting the study. We would also like to thank Shri S.K. Mahanta, DPA Gr.B (MR) for providing us the required support and help from time to time. Last but not the least we would like to thank our entire team of research professionals as well as our field and support team for their co-operation and team spirit for keeping up the momentum and time schedule of the study.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 ....................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Background.......................................................................................................... 1 1.2. Terms of reference ............................................................................................... 2 1.3. Deliverables ......................................................................................................... 3 Chapter 2 ....................................................................................................................... 5 2.1 Tourism in Karnataka an overview................................................................... 5 Chapter 3 ....................................................................................................................... 5 3.1 Selection of tourist locations................................................................................ 7 chapter 4 ....................................................................................................................... 7 4.1 Overview of methodology adopted...................................................................... 9 4.2. Approach for earmarking tourist destinations ................................................... 16 4.3. Approach for sampling Visitors in earmarked destinations............................... 16 4.4. Selection criteria for Visitors for interview at a particular location .................. 18 4.5. Estimation of sample size to be contacted at each location............................... 19 4.6. Approach for procuring information from accommodation units ..................... 20 4.7. Approach for procuring information from agents / tour operators .................... 20 4.8. Approach for procuring information from handicraft shops ............................. 20 4.9. Approach for estimation of day tourists at various locations ............................ 21 Chapter 5 ..................................................................................................................... 23 5.1 Prelude ............................................................................................................... 23 5.2. Estimation of number of Visitors....................................................................... 23 5.3. Distribution of visitors according to place of stay............................................. 39 Chapter 6 ..................................................................................................................... 42 6.1 Prelude ............................................................................................................... 42 6.2. Classification according to level of education................................................... 42 6.3. Classification according to age .......................................................................... 43 6.4. Classification according to sex .......................................................................... 43 6.5. Classification according to occupation .............................................................. 44 6.6. Classification according to household income .................................................. 45 6.7. Purpose of visit .................................................................................................. 47 6.8. Package tour....................................................................................................... 47 6.9. No. Of night stay................................................................................................ 48 Chapter 7 ..................................................................................................................... 49 7.1 Prelude ............................................................................................................... 49 7.2. No. Of visitors and bed night spent ................................................................... 49 7.3. Trends among domestic Overnight Visitors ...................................................... 50 7.4. Accommodation units details.......................................................................... 52 7.5. Employment statistics ........................................................................................ 55 Chapter 8 ..................................................................................................................... 50 8.1 Prelude ............................................................................................................... 64 8.2. Local transport ................................................................................................... 64 8.3. Accommodation................................................................................................. 66 8.4. Quality of food................................................................................................... 68 Collection of Tourism Statistics for the State of Karnataka ii

ACNielsen ORG-MARG Pvt. Ltd. 8.5. Visitor attractions.............................................................................................. 70 8.6. Entertainment facility ........................................................................................ 72 8.7. Shopping facility................................................................................................ 74 Chapter 9 ..................................................................................................................... 76 9.1 Prelude ............................................................................................................... 76 9.2. Visit to north eastern states................................................................................ 76 9.3. Visit to buddhist centres .................................................................................... 80 Chapter 10 ..................................................................................................................... 84 10.1 Prelude ............................................................................................................... 84 10.2. Expenditure pattern for visitors under different expense heads ........................ 84 10.3. Expenditure trends per visitor............................................................................ 85 10.4. Average monthly expenditure for visitors of different categories..................... 85 Annexures... Annexure - 188 Annexure - 2 89 Annexure - 3 90-103 Annecure - 4.104 - 129

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ACNielsen ORG-MARG Pvt. Ltd. LIST OF TABLES Table: 5.1 Estimation Of Number Of Visitors Location Wise ......................................................... 23 Table: 5.2 Month Wise Number Of Visitors In Karnataka.............................................................. 26 Table 5.3: Location Wise Number Of Domestic Overnight Visitors ............................................... 27 Table 5.4: Location Wise Number Of Foreign Overnight Visitors .................................................. 30 Table 5.5: Location Wise Number Of Day Tourists ....................................................................... 33 Table 5-6: Domestic Overnight Visitors And Their Availing Of Accommodation Facilities............. 39 Table 5-7: Domestic Overnight Visitors And Their Availing Of Accommodation Facilities By Different Types ........................................................................................................... 40 Table 5-8: Foreign Overnight Visitors And Their Availing Of Accommodation Facilities By Different Types.......................................................................................................................... 41 Table 6-1: Education Level Of Overnight Visitors To The State Of Karnataka .............................. 42 Table 6-2: Age Classification Of Overnight Visitors To The State Of Karnataka ........................... 43 Table 6-3: Gender Classification Of Overnight Visitors To The State Of Kar