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TOURISM INDUSTRY

Presented By:
Rookshar Fokeerbux

WHAT IS TOURISM? The practice of

traveling to and visiting places for pleasure and relaxation

WHAT IS TOURISM INDUSTRY


It is an industry that is involved in offering various services for tourists, e.g. providing them with: Information on where to stay or eat, places of interest; Books accommodation, travel, tours, ticket theatres etc; and Organizes advertising campaigns for tourists. It is a service based industry comprising a number of tangible and intangible components. Tangible elements includes: transport foods and beverages tours souvenirs and accommodation Intangible elements includes: education culture adventure escape and relaxation

FACTORS THAT FAVOR THE GROWTH OF TOURISM

The opening of borders An increase in disposable income and vacations Cheaper and more exclusive flights An increase in the number of people with more time and money More people with the urge to travel

Tourism plays a key role in the growth of

our economy through: employment foreign exchange earnings investment for regional and community development

Substantial Role in Job Creation

Create Industries Defined by Customer Demand


Transportation industry
Leisure Industry Hospitality Industry

catering and

financial services.

Creates Support Tourism Businesses


construction
printing and publishing manufacturing and insurance.

TOP TEN TRENDS IN TOURISM AND TRAVEL



Flat growth in overall travel and tourism revenues Safety, personal comfort and value are primary travel concerns Continued decline in business travel (which affects conventions/meetings markets as well) Sporadic increases in leisure travel but changes in trip planning and choices Increase in last minute travel (shorter travel planning periods) Increased demand in technology for travel planning and buying Increase in family travel Reinvention of travel marketing organizations (airlines, lodging, attractions, DMOs, etc.) with a net result of more intense research of all travel segments to help continue driving growth Time poverty continues to drive travel and tourism behavior.time becomes one of the most precious commodities for consumers Leisure travelers looking for more intimate experiences.wanting to escape and totally immerse themselves in a culture, destination, or experience..this becomes the next step in packagingcreating the total experience

The World's Top Tourism Destinations Source: (WTO).


2008 RANK 1 2 3 4 COUNTRY FRANCE UNITED STATES SPAIN CHINA ARRIVALS ( IN MILLION) 79.3 58.0 57.3 57.3

5 6
7 8 9 10

ITALY U.K
UKRAIN TURKEY GERMANY MEXICO

42.7 30.2
25.4 24.5 24.9 22.6

New Trends in Tourism

Space tourism is expected to "take off" in the first quarter of the 21st century, although compared with traditional destinations the number of tourists in orbit will remain low until technologies such as a space elevator make space travel cheap. Technological improvement is likely to make possible air-ship hotels, based either on solarpowered airplanes or large dirigibles. Underwater hotels, such as Hydropolis, expected to open in Dubai in 2006, will be built. On the ocean tourists will be welcomed by ever larger cruise ships and perhaps floating cities.

Career Opportunities in Tourism


hospitality workers
tour guides tour operators

Travel Agents
Airline Cabin Staff Travel technol

Why is it that the government is involved in Tourism?


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Because tourism involves travel across international boundaries and they regulate the entrance and exit of foreign nationals. The government is involved in the decisions surrounding national parks, heritage, preservation, environmental protection as well as cultural and social aspects of tourism.

Brief History of Tourism in the Philippines


Philippine tourism started to flourish in the 1970s

until 1980 in the mid 1980s the growth of the Philippine tourism started slow down. 1.2 million tourists visited the Philippines in 1992, this was a record high in the number of tourist visits since 1989.

Tourism's Help to the Philippine Economy


Tourists play an important role to the Philippine

economy in the year 2000, the income the Philippine tourism had totaled to 2.1 billion U.S. Dollars.

VISITOR ARRIVALS TO THE PHILS BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE JANUARY-MARCH 2007


RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 COUNTRY KOREA U.S.A JAPAN CHINA TAIWAN AUSTRALIA HONGKONG CANADA SINAGPORE U.K 171,716 156,226 103,589 36,568 30,415 27,211 27,065 27,065 22,271 18,923