The Role of Transportation in the Development of Tourism

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Understanding Tourism Essay

Deadline for Submission
11th Feb 2010

Student Name: Armita Sahebkar Yazdi
Student number: M00250307
Programme of study: The Business of Tourism

Lulu Baddar
The Role of Transportation in the Development of Tourism

In this essay, I will evaluate the role of transportation in the development of tourism and how it will help to improve and expand the tourism industry. I will also mention how different types of transportation will help attract more tourists on choosing a certain destination as well as making their travel experience easier, faster, safer and cheaper. In addition, I will explain some major impacts on the economic and the environment, caused by the transportation sector that has a major effect on the tourism industry.

Firstly, transportation is an essential part of the tourism industry and it plays an important role as well. Without it, travelling would be impossible. It is because of the improvement of transportation that tourism has expanded (Sorupia, 2005, p 1767). Transportation and the advanced vehicles have made travel to all the corners of the world possible, and while making some changes to the market, it had brought tourism to a whole new level. Tourism has been trying to meet the demands of the tourists and that means improving the transportation facilities and building better transport systems, including high-quality highways, railways and airports as well as the accessibility of support services such as petrol stations, motels and restaurants which will ease the tourism industry to improve. These factors also help during the decision making process, why do tourists choose different forms of holiday destination and transport. The tourists must consider every aspect before making a decision and the four modes of transport which is road, rail, water and air, play a very important role. Apart from that, tourists are looking for a secure and safe way to travel, where there are advanced...
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