Business in Travel and Tourism

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BTEC National Certificate in Travel and Tourism Level 3

The Business of Travel and Tourism

Task 1 P1

Describe the travel and tourism business environment, providing examples of organisations.

Submission date: 11th October 2010

Business in Travel and Tourism is important in the industry; it also includes a wide range of different events and services. For this task, we would be looking at different organisations such as the public sector, private sector and the geographical importance to the international and UK economy. The travel and tourism industry has many organisations such as travel agents, tour operators, tourist boards and many more.

A public sector is an organisation or a company that was set up to provide a service to the public. An example of this is the National Trust. The National Trust is an organisation, a charity that is independent to the government; it is a public limited company. They get their income from the membership fees, donations from the public legacies and revenue that is raised from their commercial operations. The organisation aim is to protect the buildings countryside and coastlines of the UK. They do this in many different ways such as encouraging and advertising places around UK for people to know and explore places and heritages. The National Trust operates nationally, this is important for the UK’s economy as it makes and encourages both domestic tourists, people who lives in their own country visiting a place somewhere around their country, and inbound tourists, tourists who lives in a different country who is visiting UK. In addition, this organisation educates people about the importance of the environment and to preserve and save the historical and famous heritages for future generations. Furthermore, the National Trust has over 3.6 million members and over 55,000 volunteers nationwide.

A private sector is an organisation or a company that was foundered and set up to make a profit. An example of...
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