The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for more than twenty-four (24) hours and not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited. Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity.

My association with travel & tourism industry over two decade has convinced me that travel is one of the greatest tools we have for promoting world peace, human bonding, understanding of different cultures and civilizations.

Traveling around the world not only connects s with others, but also helps us to understand ourselves better and the collective consciousness of people around the world.

Till recently, international travel was the luxury of the few. However, with the advent of new technologies and internet, things have changed. The travel industry has evolved and today thousands of people of all ages, and from all walks of life, pack their bags many times a year to go on travel trips to domestic and worldwide destinations. It is sounds better than staying back home! People are willing to trek up a mountain, go for river rafting, learning to scuba dive or immersion into an unfamiliar culture.

Travel also promotes a healthy lifestyle. Staying active and enthusiastic as we grow in age; creating new challenges and goals for ourselves; being open to learning, both spiritually and culturally, during our tours; all the while confirming or rediscovering our fun-loving, assertive and confident selves. During group tours, we encourage the participants to develop good habits, give up self harming habits like smoking, drug addiction, and alcohol and boost their energy and enthusiasm by Yoga, meditation and other habits. It's "healthy" to give back to the people of another culture who welcome us into their homes and hearts.

We've witnessed much change in many parts of the world. Our world has transformed dramatically in a very short span of time. I believe it is more important than ever to offer tours that allow people to have very unique experiences than just visiting a country. We welcome you all to our work and worship station - Atithi Leisure Holidays.