Chapter 1: Tourism in Perspective
1) Identify and describe the fours perspectives contained in the definition of tourism, in terms of your home community. * The tourist: The tourist seeks various psychic and physical experiences and satisfactions. The nature of these will largely determine the destinations chosen and the activities enjoyed. * Business: Provides tourist’s goods and services. Business people view tourism as an opportunity to make a profit by supplying these needs into the tourist pleasures. * Government: Politicians view tourism as a wealth factor in the economy of their jurisdictions. Their perspective is related to the incomes their citizens can earn from this business. Politicians also consider the foreign exchange receipts from international tourism as well as the tax receipts collected from tourist expenditures, either directly or indirectly. * Host community: Local people usually see tourism as a cultural and employment factor. Of importance to this group, for example, it is the effect of the interaction between large numbers of international visitors and residents.
2) What are the components of tourism?
* Accessibility: Means reachability to the place of destination through various means of transportation. Transportation should be regular, comfortable, economical and safe. * Accommodation: Place where tourists can find food and shelter provided he/she is in a fit position to pay for it. * Attraction: It’s the most important basic component of tourism. Means anything that creates a desire in any person to travel in a specific tourist destination or attraction.
3) How important are tourist attractions?
A: It represents the economy of the current attraction. If a tourist goes to a place, they are willing to spend money on it and that will represent income to the city. In more exact terms, tourist attractions create money for the country. The better the service, the better chance of seeing a much bigger...
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