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2.2 compare features of developing and leading tourist


Reference 2
This presentation has been prepared by considering the
different aspects of developing and developed destinations.
Through continuous process of coordination and development
of amenities, different facilities, services and attractions the
developed countries and developing countries are attracting
different tourists. The differences in the approached of
development and also in features of developing and developed
destinations are showed through this presentation. 3
2.2 compare features of developing and
leading tourist destinations
Tourist destinations cover all the attractions and the
offerings of tourism along with potentialities for the tourism
business and the growth of the tourism business. The
developed tourism destinations or the leading tourist
destination has their potentialities in offering proper tourism
products. In the other hand the developing tourism,
destinations have different limitations. (Cooper, 2016). 4
The developing destinations have to develop their potentialities for

attracting potential tourists and increase the contribution in the

employment and also increase the contribution in the GDP.
The developed destination has different abilities existing in the

gaining increased contribution in the GDP. (Cooper, 2016).

Government of the developing countries are taking different steps

in order to support and provide proper measures to the tourism

industry along with the subsidiary services for having efficient
amount of contributions in the nations economy. 5
The government of developed destination are focusing on the

further development aspects in the tourism of the destination. By

analysing the current trends and the impact of the tourists.
The developed destinations are improving their hospitality

services and engaging the stakeholders in order to have proper

fund over the improvement activities. (Cooper, 2016). Different
destinations like Sri Lanka, Brazils are considering the approaches
of sustainable tourism for their development action plan. 6
Developing destinations
Different developing destinations are:


Costa Rica,


Sri Lanka,



Different destinations in Africa 7
Developing destinations
The developing destination are improving their capacity in
the tourism through taking proper management plan over the
tourism development. Through preservation, conservation
different tourism destinations are trying to enhance their
cultural and historical offerings and attractions. UNESCO
has been significantly working in this respect. 8
The government bodies of these destinations are also

marketing the tourism industry with taking efficient media

and marketing planning. Promoting the tourism is the
main purpose of the government. Different NGO and
national agencies as well other ownerships of the sites like
public and private as well as voluntary agencies are
approached in this respect. (Cooper, 2016). 9
Different promotions of different destinations 10
The developing destinations like Brazils which are having

tourism aspects like games or sports tourism are

enhancing these factors for attracting the sports lovers.

The destinations in the middle east and the Africa are

considering the political unrest as the hurdles in their

development perspectives. (Cooper, 2016). 11
Leading tourism destinations
The leading tourism destinations are







Italy 12
Considering France as the leading tourism destination and brazil as the

developing tourism destination the differences between the developed

and the developing tourism destinations can be assessed. (Cooper, 2016).
France has gained its place as the top tourist destination in the world

tourism ranking. In 2013 it has tourist arrivals over 84.7 million foreign
tourists. There are 37 sites which are considered as the UNESCOs world
heritage sites. In 2012 the France tourism has directly contributed
EUR77.7 billion directly in GDP which is 30 % of total GDP. (,
2015) 13
The tourism
of france in
GDP and in
Employment 14 15
France tourism
France tourism has been dependent on the leisure tourism

rather than business or tourism with purpose. Different

attractions and developed services in the tourism offerings
are contributed in the increased number of tourists. The
leisure spending of France tourism has been directly
generating 80.2% of tourism GDP in 2014. The growth
has been expecting 2.8% in 2015. (, 2015) 16
Spending of
leisure tourism
and business
spending of
France 17
Brazil tourism
The tourism in brazil is the growing sector. In 2012 brazil

had arrivals of 5.7 million tourists. Direct contribution of

this destination has been BRL182.1bn in 2014 which is
3.5% of total GDP.
Tourism of this destination has been contributing 8.8% of

total employment by supporting 8,829,000 jobs directly.

(, 2015) 18
of Brazil
tourism in the
and GDP 19
Brazil tourism
It has been ranked as the 23rd for its cultural resources.

The safety and security was the main concern for the

tourists. Through taking development measures the

government of brazil has increased the ratio in 2012 gaining
73rd position which was 128th in 2008. (, 2015)
Brazil has the competitive advantages over its natural

resources which are the main concern over development. 20
There are different features which vary from developing

countries and developed countries in their placement of

tourism product. The developing countries or destinations
are developing their tourism offerings in order to generate
more revenues and trying to increase tourists arrivals for
having proper contribution in GDP. Leading destinations
have enough tourist arrivals and which are being used as the
enhancement of the destination. 21
Cooper, C. (2016). Worldwide Destinations. Routledge, (2015). Economic impact 2015 Brazil. .[online available at:].
.(assessed on 21/6/16), (2015). Economic impact 2015 France..[online available at:]
countries%202015/france2015.pdf . 22
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