Causes Of World Tourism

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World tourism have been growing from 25million in 1950 to 9.24billions in 2008 noted almost 6.5% increased every year. At the same time, tourism revenue recorded 11.2% per average year, which is more than World GDP. However, there is some statistics decrease as shown. In 1950, 15 countries have monopolize 88% of world tourists and in 1970 it become 75%, and in 2008 it decreased to 52.9%, which shows that world tourists visits not only limited to advanced countries but also developing countries as well. Although continuous growth has been growing for the past 60 years, there was situation due to the global risk, whole countries recorded minus growth. Some examples are, the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001, SARS in 2003, nuclear disaster/earthquake in Japan in 2011 and the latest is in 2016, the Zika virus caused whole fear throughout the whole world, especially towards the pregnant who are travelling overseas. Because of this few crisis, annual total tourist number rapidly decreased on the year that crisis happened. Based on annual total statistic, in case-by-case basis, these tourism crises averagely drag from least 2 months to a year. For example, September 11 terrorist attack that occurred in September of 2001, contracted unwillingness to travel. According to WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) because of the terrorist attack, it decrease 10% of tourism demand all over the world and almost 8.8millions of people lost their job including airlines, hotels,
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