Introduction to tourism Tourism is a very broad and wide industry that involves a range of businesses, organisations and government agencies which come together and delivers different levels of product and services to complete the tourism experience. Every party in this industry contributes to an overall holiday experience for the customer – starting from destination marketing to the ground level experience. This industry tries to provide the best of the best product and services for their customers and not compromise on the quality of products and services. "Tourism is a collection of activities, services and industries which deliver a travel experience comprising transportation, accommodation, eating and drinking establishments, retail shops
1 Introduction The new era made us the bystanders of a great show, namely the informational and technical show of every sector of the society. Every country in the world understands the importance of tourism as a part of the economic sector that can sustain the development of the national economy. Generating the revenue and employment, tourism is the sector where partnerships find the perfect tools to achieve goals. Years in a row, many island states in the Caribbean experienced some substantial economic instabilities. However, tourism was the sector seen as an alternative to enhance the economic development of the countries.
The tourism industry is very different from other industries because here you are not dealing with a product, instead, you are promoting the offerings of a destination. The high level of competition within and outside the industry makes you be constantly creative and unique in your approach. Your customers should always get the best image of the destination and its offerings. It should offer and contribute towards sales through the diffusion of information. It should act as a driver in encouraging the actual or potential customers to travel.
Contribution to Gross Domestic Product; Tourism is being one of the world’s largest industries and contributes directly and indirectly (total contribution) to the global economy. Its contribution to GDP growth reflects the total spending within a particular country by residents or neon residents for business or leisure purposes as well as government spending on tourism goods and services which linked to visitors. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council
12. Through the wide range of services needed to satisfy its requirements, tourism creates new activities of considerable importance which are a source of new employment. In this respect, tourism constitutes a positive element for social development in all the countries where it is practised irrespective of their level of development. 13. With respect to international relations and the search for peace, based on justice and respect of individual and national aspirations, tourism stands out as a positive and ever-present factor in promoting mutual knowledge and understanding and as a basis for reaching a greater level of respect and confidence among all the peoples of the world.
As tourists, are we responsible for exploiting workers, upsetting cultures and damaging the environment? Tourism is the world 's fastest growing industry, worth several trillions of dollars. Developed countries, such as Italy or France continue attracting tourists all over the world , hence promoting a constant economic growth. On the other hand, developing countries such as Thailand, have harnessed the rapid expansion of global tourism, to promote fast economic growth. Due to economic and political differences between growing and developed countries, tourism and tourists differently affect countries they visit.
Tourism is one of the world's fastest developing industry. People are traveling every day and do not even think about how they influence on tourism sector. Nevertheless, in the begging it is worth to explain what tourism is. Boniface and Cooper (1987) define tourism as ‘the temporary short term movement of people to destinations outside their normal home and workplace, the activities undertaken during the stay, and the facilities created to cater for their needs’. According to Godfrey and Clarke (2000), tourism can bring many economic and social benefits into destination, such as job creation and money income.
Over the past few decades, tourism has experienced the sustained growth and deepening diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors over the world. Nowadays, the business volume of tourism can be said to be equals to or even surpasses the business volume of food products, automobiles or oil exports. Tourism plays an important role in almost every country due to it has a greater impact on the development of country economy. The main benefits of tourism are creating extra money for national income and creating more career opportunities for locals. One of the easiest benefits to determine is the career opportunities that the tourism brings.
Introduction With the social development, tourism has become the most powerful and biggest industry. As the concept of sustainable tourism is getting popular but has not yet formed into a unified concept of sustainable tourism. It is aimed to achieve the requirements of the sustainable development of tourism should be natural, social, cultural and ecological coordination with the environment. The negative impacts of tourism, including deforestation, pollution, indigenous culture loss, and habitat and biodiversity loss. Sustainable tourism requires the establishment of a suitable balance between the environmental, social and economic, to guarantee a long-term sustainability of tourism development.
Chapter One First, Introduction: Tourism is the fastest growing industry, which provides enormous compensation to both local and global community. The sector participates in financial activities all over the world and it creates wide job opportunities. Great development in the tourism sector remains to have a vast influence on financial growth in several fields as it works as a motivation for economic development. Furthermore, financial growth of the nations improves development of the tourism sector; consequently, an economic fluctuation will have an unfavorable result on tourism. Current credit crunch crisis has evolve from other key crises that have happened in industrial world in recent decades and spread to emerging economies and less