Did you know that despite global recession, tourism has continued to grow by at least 4% every year and also accounts for 25% of jobs in Jamaica and 10% of its GDP? In my experience tourism don’t only benefit Jamaica economically but recreationally in terms of the services we offer, especially our culture which would give us an edge in preference when tourist decides to visit a Caribbean country. As us Jamaicans would say “No weh nuh betta than yhaad” and as such we always tend to make them feel welcome and ensure that they experience and explore the best our country as to offer. Three advantages of tourism to Jamaica are: Job Creation, More Foreign Exchange and thirdly it Strengthens Linkages. One of the main advantages that tourism promotes for
Cultural heritage tourism contains many different components which are tangibles such historical sites and artifacts and intangibles such as cultural traditions from the past. As the need to upgrade and expand our tourism product intensifies and the world begins to focus on cultural heritage tourism. Additionally, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized 1052 heritage sites (as of July 2016), across the world which is expected to expand in the upcoming years. Of these heritage sites 19 are located in the Caribbean, with the majority positioned in Cuba. With millions of tourists visiting the 890 World Heritage sites each year, there has been a growing interest in the Cultural and Heritage Tourism (CHT) industry (Stupart, 2012).
As the United State was Cuba’s most important trading partner due to its close proximity, its located 90 miles from the US which enabled Cuba to access goods at a cheaper cost. When the embargo came into effect Cuba had to source new trading partners hence many European companies saw this as an opportunity to build trade relations with Cuba. The Cuban economy also became more lucrative to investors when the US dollar was legally accepted, as a result Cubans were able to spend US dollars in stores causing many companies to move into Cuba which has contributed somewhat to the economic development of Cuba. Some investments were substantial. Three thousand new hotel rooms were added by Spain’s Grupo Sol Melia and Germany’s LTI International Hotels.
The effects of climate change on tourism in Jamaica Jamaica for many years, has been a tourist destination for many reasons. It accounts for 30% of the nation 's GDP[ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html] and about a quarter of all jobs. [ http://www.globalissues.org/news/2012/06/06/13935] It seems to mostly attract nature or scenic tourists, musical tourists (reggae and Bob Marley fans), as well as female sex tourists. It experienced a growth of 4.2 percent between 2002 and 2007. Despite the positive effects of tourism, the fact that Jamaica still uses biomass such as wood as a source of fuel, contributes to problems with climate change.
The current administration makes sure to promote the fact that Jamaica is among a limited number of countries that have actually seen growth in tourist arrivals during the recession, while the JHTA points out that overall tourism revenues are down because of the recession and the discounts that have had to be given to get people to travel, (Mullings, 2010). A recent environmental study commissioned by the Organization of American States (OAS) surveyed the natural resource base which supports tourism and concluded that this base is heavily stressed in and around the three main tourist centres namely Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. The problem is that these areas now support large populations of tourists with high-income lifestyles and these impacts harm both the environment and the people of Jamaica. It could also spoil Jamaica and lead to its own destruction of the land and its deeply engrained culture and roots, (Maffei, 2000). A study by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, that forms part of the World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitive Report 2008, indicated that environmental factors may determine whether the travel and tourism sectors thrive or falter in coming
1 Introduction Hong Kong is a popular destination in Asia and the world as well; there are many things that attracted tourism when they visited here. Hong Kong has known good place to shopping, mice and casino. According to my research Hong Kong has 5,455,371 people visited in 2014 that is 17,8% more compared to 2013 (HKTB Insight & Research, 2014). Total tourism expenditure was 343.1 billion HK dollars and most of them from shopping inbound because almost tourism to Hong Kong with personal purpose that is shopping (Hong Kong Tourism Board, 2014). Therefore, to develop tourism in Hong Kong while to balance between preservation and sustainability tourism prosperity, it is essential to understand its exclusive geographical features and accurately
The tourism industry constitutes a major economic sector for Hong Kong. The diversified culture, the cosmopolitan lifestyle, and the natural beauty of the countryside have attracted millions of tourists from around the world every year. However, recently there have been major problems with the tourist industry in Hong Kong. If action is not taken, the economic crisis may occur as tourism industry cannot support economic sector for Hong Kong. This essay will examine the issue of tourism industry problems and suggest some solutions that overcome these crises.
Introduction Tourism continues to be the driving force in the Caribbean economies. In recent years tourism has become the singles most important source of revenue for the region, generating in 1998 us$14.8 billion for some 35 million people (Travel Industry World Yearbook 1998-99). Tourist perception is the ideas of a tourist prior to actual visit. The impact of tourist perception, destination image, satisfaction and loyalty is very important to determine the destination image while taking decisions for strategic marketing of tourism destinations. Because it is assumed that it will result in a positive image of a destination, loyalty to tourist destinations and satisfaction felt by tourists, such as variables the loyalty is a concept closely related to tourists’ satisfaction and as a result even with the ideas there is a high degree of satisfaction with loyal tourists.
Malta, being a very small island with very limited natural resources, relies heavily on the tourism industry to generate both income and employment since a big proportion of tourism expenditure goes on accommodation, food and transport. Throughout the years, Malta has been branded as a sun and sea destination and this has served the country well, attracting millions to its shores. However, although such numbers bring with them large economic growth as well as the possibility to better the country’s infrastructure, said benefits are often accompanied by several negative environmental and social impacts that result from high density tourism. The hospitality industry plays an important role in the tourism industry and if it is not managed properly,
Its provides local community by making new roads and rail, good electricity supply. Local people also benefited infrastructure developments and services. So mass tourism helps economically by solving unemployment problems. For example, the hotel housing sector alone offers 11.3 million jobs in 1995. Tourists maintenance 7%