2 Tourism Industry “Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one year for leisure, business and other purposes”. United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). “Tourism is the temporary short-term movement of people to destinations outside the places where they normally live and work, and activities during their stay at these destinations; it includes movement for all purposes, as well as day visits or excursions. ”(Holloway, 1987, p.2 & 3).
President Rafael Correa quadrupled the budget from US$40 million to the US$150 million per year which it currently is in 2017. Across the country over 30 touristic projects are in development, representing around US$1.6 billion in investments since 2013 from local and foreign funding. The public policy towards tourism is based on five core values: Safety, Quality, Destinations and Products, Connectivity and Promotion. Domestic financing has been the main aid in positive development but a substantial amount of foreign investment has contributed. The successful “Invest Ecuador Tourism” campaign helped immensely in attracting investment from abroad.
The United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy.
“Globalisation” as an idea is somewhat a new phenomenon, and certainly is a word that has become a sort of commonplace in society over the last two decades. But the process of globalisation is not one which is a new ‘player’ to the field, although it is the increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the world, driven by technological innovation which has thrust the term to the forefront . But still many people today often find themselves asking what exactly globalisation is. Often the first association that springs to mind for a large part of the world’s population upon hearing the term are large corporations such as McDonald’s and Coca Cola. These are just associations to make, as by definition “‘Globalisation’ is the
Tourism is a growth industry very rapidly now. With the rapid development of technology that also acts as a support person easily reach the distance around the world in shorter lead times and relatively safer. The most rapid growth in the global tourism industry provides benefits as well as challenges for the state government. Expressed simply, sustainable tourism can be defined as: "Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities" (UNWTO, 2012). Tourism is one thing that is so important to Indonesia.
The tourism industry contributes significantly to the worldwide economy, employing 200 million people and representing 10% of global GDP (Socci, 2016). International tourism is defined as a person or group of people temporarily visiting a foreign country and the activities they partake in while abroad (Filiposki, 2014). Socci expands on the definition by identifying ten primary sub-industries that combine to form a more aptly named tourism “cluster.” These sub-industries include: accommodation services; hotel and restaurant; food and beverage; land transport; water transport; rail transport; air transport; supporting transportation services; recreational, cultural, and sporting services; and retail and country-specific tourism (2016). In 2014, foreign tourism generated $1409 billion, which was 30% of global service exports (Filiposki, 2014).
Las Vegas has remained a dominant vacation destination. “people go just as much for shopping, partying, restaurants, and shows as they do for gambling” (Hoium 1). When considering revenue alone, only one third of income that Las Vegas brings in is solely from gambling, where as, in Atlantic City almost sixty percent of their revenue is dependent upon the gambling industry. Atlantic City needs to shift the focus from gambling to family oriented events. If the City can create a family atmosphere with shopping, restaurants, kid-friendly attractions, and nightlife, they will have the whole
This media product refers to travel behaviour which involves the way in which tourists behave according to their attitudes prior to, the duration of as well as the aftermath of travelling. Background regarding travel behaviour may assist in marketing and product planning as well as enhancement which can increase the number of tourists to tourism products such as resorts. However, it was discovered that very little research was conducted regarding the travel behaviour of tourists visiting South African resorts. The purpose of the study was to determine the travel behaviour and more so the travel motivation of tourists visiting resorts. The tourist industry is considered one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world and as a
Domestic tourism is tourism involving residents of one country traveling only within that country (Domestic tourism, 2015). In 1960s, tourism industry in Malaysia has been traditionally concentrated and promoted towards international markets. Nowadays, the tourism sector has grown rapidly and has been ranked the second largest foreign income earners. A domestic tourist can be defined as "any person residing in Malaysia regardless of his/her nationality who travels to a place at least 40 kilometres away (one way) from his/her usual place of residence for at least one night or less than one night for any reason other than following an activity remunerated at the place visited".