Essay On Travel And Tourism

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The travel and tourism industry can be affected in the wake of terrorist events both domestically and abroad. In this research, we will learn more about the industry and how it is impacted following acts of terrorism. Tourism is one of the largest sectors in the world; it is also one of the first to take a hit when terrorist attacks happen. Terrorism data has become more important to the tourism and travel industry since the attacks on September 11, 2001. This study looks at the impact that terrorism has on tourism levels. On June 22, 2013, about 16 militants, reportedly dressed in Gilgit Scouts uniforms, stormed a high- altitude mountaineering base camp in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, and killed 10 climbers and a local guide. The climbers were…show more content…
The attack happened at the base camp on Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world. The mountain is popular among trekkers and mountaineers from June to August because of the moderate weather conditions. Loss of life, heightened security, personal feelings of unease, horror, sadness, and anxiety can affect many sectors of a targeted community. While travel and tourism is not readily thought of in the immediate aftermath of these attacks, this industry is also affected. The travel and tourism industry is one of the world's largest industries and includes businesses such as airlines, hotels, entertainment venues, and restaurants. Let's take a closer look at how acts of terrorism can impact the travel and tourism industry. After so many terrorist attacks in Pakistan in the last decade, all those foreigners who used to visit Pakistan have now forgotten the route to our country. Even our own people who were somewhat interested in sightseeing and wished to tell their children about our civilization and history and thus used to go on tours across the country during school holidays now cannot muster up the courage to step out of their homes. The rich ones don’t like to see the beauty of their own country anyway and prefer
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