- The Bahamas tourism industry is not only a valuable contributor to the economy of the Bahamas, but a significant contributor to employment sector of the Bahamas as well. The tourism industry contributes over 3.5 million dollars to the economy annually and employs more than 50,000 people. Developing a strong and sustainable tourism industry will ensure growth in employment. A ten year tourism plan will help to protect the jobs of the 50,000 Bahamians who are directly and indirectly employed in tourism as well as help to achieve a 50% growth in tourism revenue by the year 2020. Some of the key initiatives includes: • The establishment of a work force training plan to raise the standard of workers within the industry, through skills development, improved vocational education and training and better career promotion and job development opportunities . • The development of a local product developing network linking with local authorities and cultural heritage networks to expand on what the Bahamas has to offer tourist. • -The establishment of a tourism research network to research into the industry in order to help to drive up standards within the industry. • -The hosting of competitive and sustainable events within the industry through the attraction and promotion of major events such as NCAA men’s basketball tournaments, major athletics events as well as religious conferences. • -Improved access to the Bahamas through on going negotiations with major airlines to develop and increase new routes to enhance tourism and cruise shipping opportunities. • -Target international markets where spending is high such as China , United Kingdom, France as well as Italy where people are known to be big spenders and are travelling. • -The development of new and enhanced ecotourism infrastructures such as walking tracks canoeing on the lakes as well as arranged day trips to the marine parks. • -Identify
Can the Bahamas survive without branching into other areas of tourism? The tourism industry today is big business for a country, it is the number one industry of the Bahamas. It is the migration of individuals from one place to another for a short period of time. There are two types of tourism, domestic and foreign. People travel for recreation, business, sports, education and for religious or medical purposes. Tourism is a very competitive industry. It accounts for seventy percent….
What is Tourism?
Tourism involves the short term movement of people to destinations outside the places where they normally live and work. It also involves the activities of people, referred to as tourists or visitors, during their visit to these destinations and the facilities and services patronized during their stay. Many studies on tourism have been conducted yet there is not one single definition that everyone complies with. The United Nations World Tourism Organization however, defines tourism….
The Bahamas has been shaped by the tourism industry and one need only review the Bahamian history to support this. Tourism has been the vehicle which has enabled The Bahamas to make the transition from a simple economy based on fishing, privateering and a failing sponge industry, to a sophisticated modern economy. With tourism accounting for as much as 70% of national income, 50% of total employment and 60% of government revenue, it is indeed the bedrock of the global economy of the Bahamas.
Sustainable tourism in the Bahamas
Lino Brigulio, Richard Butler, David Harrison and Walter Leal Filho, authors of the book entitled Sustainable Tourism in Islands and small states defined Sustainable tourism as tourism development that avoids damage to the environment, economy and cultures of the locations where it takes place [ (Lino Briguglio, 1996) ]. Throughout the book the authors stresses that in order for a country’s tourism industry to be sustainable, developmental….
A Tourism Success Story
When we mention the Bahamas, what comes to mind, white sandy beaches, 2 day cruising, parasailing, water skiing, all night beach parties,…tourism?
Yes, the Bahamas is world renown for their active part in tourism. They are the third richest country in the Americas and the richest country in the world with a predominantly black population, all owing to tourism.
There are several other Caribbean countries which actively involved in tourism, yet, none are….
Tourism Policy, 2052
Tourism has been competitively and rapidly developing in the world, and due to specific natural and cultural heritages there is a great possibility of tourism industry in Nepal. Hence, in order to increase national production and income, to expand the earning of foreign currencies to create opportunities for employment, to improve regional imbalance and to develop the image of Nepal in international community having developed and expanded tourism industry, this….
Market Analysis of Tourism Industry
Table of Contents
1.0 Abstract 2
2.0 Introduction 2
3.0 Specific analysis 2
3.1 Analysis of macro environmental factors 2
3.1.1 The economy 3
3.1.2 Social trends 3
3.1.3 Political environment 3
3.2 Analysis of micro environmental factors 4
3.2.1 The targeted customers 4
3.2.2 The competitors 4
3.2.3 The consumer behaviours 4
3.2.4 An internal analysis with a focus….
Negative Economic Impacts of Tourism
There are many hidden costs to tourism, which can have unfavorable economic effects on the host community. Often rich countries are better able to profit from tourism than poor ones. Whereas the least developed countries have the most urgent need for income, employment and general rise of the standard of living by means of tourism, they are least able to realize these benefits. Among the reasons for this are large-scale transfer of tourism revenues out of the host….
Tourism Industry of Bangladesh
20th July 2014
Letter of Transmittal
20th July 2014
Sub: Submission of term paper for completion of academic course
This is to inform you that we have completed our term paper on Tourism Industry of Bangladesh for the Summer 2014 semester as a requirement of our academic course International Business (BUS 301). The report encompasses on the functioning, organization….
History of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in Tourism
Industry: ................................................................................................................ 2
Definition of e-tourism (Electronic Tourism):...................................................... 4
Relationship between ICT and E- Commerce (Electronic commerce) ................ 4
Relationship between Tourism and ICTs: ............................................................ 5