Tourism, often seen as travel for pleasure or business, encompasses a broad range of activities supported by the industry. The World Tourism Organization extends this definition to include all forms of travel outside one's usual environment, for up to a year, for various purposes beyond just holidays. In India, especially in Pune, special tour packages offered by local tour and travel agencies cater to this expansive understanding of tourism. These packages, designed by experienced professionals in Pune's tourism sector, offer both domestic and international options, contributing significantly to the country's economic dynamics.
The tourism industry witnessed a downturn due to the late-2000s recession and the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak, which was further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to a substantial decline in global tourism activities. However, Shri Balaji Travels Shopee agency have been adapting, offering innovative and safe special tour packages to rejuvenate the industry. These packages aim to revive tourism by focusing on unique, curated experiences that align with safety norms, thus promising a steady recovery of the sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization's projections of a significant drop in international tourist arrivals in 2020 underscore the importance of local initiatives by Shri Balaji Travels Shopee agency in sustaining the industry and mitigating potential losses.