An introduction to tourism by Leonard J Lickorish

By Leonard J Lickorish

An creation to Tourism is the basic advisor to the tourism undefined. It presents a entire and authoritative creation to all features of tourism including:
the background of tourism; elements influencing the tourism undefined; tourism in constructing nations; sustainable tourism; forecasting destiny trends.

Tourism has replaced considerably lately with the onset of many technological and monetary adjustments and an ever expanding quandary for the surroundings. This ebook offers a down-to-earth creation to this advanced and multi-faceted industry.

This useful advent is written for all scholars of tourism and all these excited about the who need to know extra concerning the constitution, part actions and setting during which they work.

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1886 1897 1898 1899 1900 479 913 569 150 590 226 609 570 669 292 19 20 An Introduction to Tourism The extension of travel from its specialist base of serious purpose, business, professional or for health and education was not to everyone’s liking. Some of the criticism of pleasure tourists or excursionist behaviour in the early days would be familiar today. A writer in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1869 refers to tribes of unlettered British over the cities of Europe’. A more objective article in Charles Dickens’s magazine All the Year Round in 1864 (Burkart and Medlik, 1981, p.

In 1968, the Statistical Commission of the United Nations, following the first Intergovernmental Conference on Tourism, Rome 1963, approved the following guidance: For statistical purposes the term ‘visitor’ describes any person visiting a country other than that in which he has his usual place of residence for any reason other than following an occupation remunerated from within the country visited. The International Union of Official Travel Organizations (IUOTO) later to become the World Tourism Organization (WTO) agreed with this description but recommended that the term ‘visitor’ should be divided into two categories: ‘tourist’ to cover all visitors staying at least one night in the country or place visited, and ‘excursionist’ or day visitor.

29 30 An Introduction to Tourism Changes in distribution, in the growth of large wholesale and retail networks and in technology (computer reservation systems) were becoming apparent. Industry sectors had for some time shown signs of globalization in America and Europe. The creation of multinational companies evident in aviation extended to hotel chains and travel trade companies. Thomas Cook is owned by a German bank with major travel interests, French companies previously largely domestically based have expanded worldwide, such as Carlson WagonLits which owns Club Mediterran´ee and Accor, one of the world’s largest hotel companies.

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