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  • Local People Gain From Mass Tourism
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    In the more economically developed countries (MEDCs), synonymous mainly with the industrialized countries of the northern hemisphere there, has been an explosion in the growth of leisure and tourism industry, which is now believed to be the worlds second largest industry in terms of money generated. In order to differentiate between leisure and tourism it should be recognised that leisure often involves activities enjoyed during an individual's free time, whereas tourism commonly refers to organ...
  • Economic Impacts Of Tourism In Hawaii Tourism
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    Economic Impact of Tourism in Hawaii From a sustainability perspective, satisfying tourist fantasies and demands for familiarity and comfort is a costly business. In a typical destination area, the ecosystem is leveled, paved, and then re-landscaped with lawns and a handful or two of nursery-grown tree and flower species; landmarks and neighborhoods central to the local community's sense of place are being replaced by chains of hotel and recreation developments; scarce water is diverted for swim...
  • Future Outlook For Sex Tourism In Thailand
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    Sex Tourism in Thailand As we enter a new millenium the post-colonial nations in the world are still searching for ways to compete in an increasingly globalized, consumption driven economic environment. Many developing countries have speculated that Tourism is an effective catalyst for development as well as increased international understanding. Thailand, who has embraced tourism as the key to its modernization strategy, has been hailed by many as a paradigm for success. Over the past twenty ye...
  • Concept Of Virtual Tourism
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    Tourism is a major economic and social significant that has been recognized in both developed and developing countries. Tourism is the temporary movement of people to destinations outside their normal places of work and residence. The activities undertaken during their stay in these destinations by facilities are meant to cater the needs of the consumer. The act of traveling for pleasure is a luxury. Until recently only a restricted few had the time and money to travel. Increasing leisure, highe...
  • Plenty Of New Zealand Tourism Surveys
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    Tourism In New Zealand Executive Summary The following report provides an accurate and informative overview of the nature of tourism, its history and growth, the structure of the New Zealand industry and the impact of tourism from a New Zealand perspective. The report will draw a conclusion which Highlights area of consideration in tourism planning. Conclusion and Recommendations For New Zealand tourism has a lot to offer but at the same time, care has to be taken not to mistreat it. The social ...
  • Our Model For Foreign Tourism Revenues
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    Instituto Tecnol' y de Estudios Superiors de Monterrey Campus Monterrey Determinants of Tourism Demand For Mexico Emilio No'e Hern " and ez Kelly Fernando Mendoza L'open Econom etr " ia I IDr. H'ec tor Rod " iguezMonterrey, Nuevo Le " on, November 29th, 2004 I. INTRODUCTION Tourism has long been considered a viable option for growth in many less Developed nations. It has been widely accepted that tourism is a low investment, high return industry making its profitability extremely high. In Mexico...
  • Canada's Tourism Industry
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    One of the largest industries in Canada is the tourism industry. It is made up of many thousands of small and large businesses and is in turn, one of Canada's major employers and as well a major contributor to our national wealth. The businesses that compose the tourism industry are hotels, restaurants, travel businesses, recreation and entertainment, and arts and cultural businesses. Throughout Canada's environment and economy, there are many factors that contribute to the success of the touris...
  • Benefit To Machu Picchu Tourism
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    High in the Andean mountain range, nestled on a ridge between two mountains high above the valley floor below sits the amazing city and archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is about 1400 kilometers south of the Equator on the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes. The site lies near the head waters of the Amazon River and is on the ridge between two prominent mountain peaks - Machu Picchu and Hau yna Picchu - about 500 meters above the valley bottom (Wright and Kenneth, 2-3). Machu Pi...
  • Staff In The Travel And Tourism Organisation
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    The economic climate If people have a good job and have good standard of living they will be able to afford to take holiday / holidays. This is called 'the feel good factor'. Due to this increase in number of holiday, this will mean that more business for the travel companies which need to be fully staffed to meet this high demand. Thus resulting in a good healthy economy. On the other hand if the economy is bad state, sometimes called 'the recession' people will not be able to take holiday as t...
  • Tourism And The Environment Tourist Developments
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    ThThe Nature of Tourism Tourism can be defined as the temporary movement of people outside their normal place of work and residence, together with the activities undertaken during their stay at those destinations and the facilities created to cater for visiting tourists, Tourism is distinguishable from travel undertaken in the past by its mass character, and is now not a luxury only for the upper classes. Tourism is a luxury, with most people in the developed world and increasing numbers of peop...
  • Demand In Eco Tourism Natural Resources
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    Question one Eco-tourism The way I see eco-tourism is the desire to be educated and environmentally friendly, while at the same time engaging in a pleasurable nature-based experience. The International Eco-tourism Society (TIES) best sums up eco-tourism as: Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people. Eco-tourism is nature-orientated, active, educational and tucked away harmoniously in the countryside; it emphasises environment...
  • Accommodation Development Of Other Forms Of Tourism
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    "One island, a world of options " INTRODUCTION Although Cyprus is a small island, it has managed to be wide spread known as a paradise destination for tourists all over the world. Especially in the last 20 years the tourism industry is growing rapidly, attracting more and more tourists every year offering them unforgettable holidays. IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM TO CYPRUS ECONOMY - Tourism accounted for 9.7% of total gross value added (2001) - Tourism receipts CYP 1.277 million which amounts 46% of the...
  • Caribbean's Dependence On Tourism
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    Using a tourist destination of your choice as an example, examine the extent to which you agree that there is a conflict between achieving global competitiveness and ensuring sustainable development. Given the size and complexity of the tourism industry in the Caribbean States I will concentrate on some of the environmental consequences along with the financial benefits and socio-political effects faced as a result of being a popular destination for millions of people. The focus of this piece wi...
  • Sustainable Versus Non Sustainable Tourism Development
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    Introduction Figure 1: 'Tourism depends for its very existence on quality natural environments. But the world over, tourism itself plays a considerable part in damaging those natural resources on which it depends' #. The contradiction displayed in the above quotation lies at the core of the modern tourism industry. Now the largest industry in the world with over 12% of the world's GDP (WTO 2000) it is only now it is starting to change the way it goes about its business. There are those who say t...
  • Cultural And Heritage Tourism
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    Tourism is a circumstance of worldwide significance. A prestige human characteristic is a curiosity to see various places, peoples and customs, which the travel and tourism industry has been very responsive. Raising obtainable income, leisure time, and technology have merged to encourage the inception up of sacred places to tourist visitation. While countries offer alike condition for tourists in term of accommodation and other tourist amenities, each place also offers an outstanding experience....
  • Political And Cultural Aspects Of Globalisation
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    The following essay will outline some aspects of globalisation based on the question "Is it possible to be for or against globalisation?" The aim is to explain that it is not possible to paint globalisation in black or white and as a consequence simply being for or against it is not an option. To gain a realistic view rather than an overly pessimistic or optimistic one, a very brief outline of the two major opposing positions is necessary: On one side of the fence are the globalisation sceptics ...

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