Disadvantages Of Tourism

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Tourism and travel is an ever increasing industry that has actually registered a record growth in the recent period of recession, around the world.Even in a period of economic crisis, international tourism industry results exceeded expectations and are expected to continue to grow in coming years.

In 2013, there were about 1.1 billion tourists worldwide according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO).Taking into account that about 95% of tourists use digital tools in search of the best experience before, during and after travelling and that the average customer accesses a combination of 19 sites and apps during his visit, we quickly realized that this is a golden opportunity for tourism based companies. In fact, booking through mobile devices has increased in recent months and is expected to reach 25% of all online transactions in 2017. This comes as no surprise given that nowadays a great deal of travel planning and booking is done by the travelers themselves. (Recent data shows that one in every five people in the world owns a Smartphone and spends most of their time on the phone using apps. It is easy to understand that visitors prefer this type of portable, convenient, practical and simple technology when travelling, especially geolocation-enabled applications such as the GPS. When using apps, tourists can access all kinds of information, book services, download maps and guides, leave reviews or share pictures of their holiday with a network of friends and
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