Date: Friday 26th September 2014
Submission Date: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Unit 2: The Business of Travel and Tourism
2.1: The travel and tourism business environment
The Public Sector
The public sector consists of regulatory bodies, conservation groups and public sector organisation which are funded by local, regional and central government, . A good example of a localy funded organisation would be Dover's local tourist information centre, controlled and funded by Dover District Council and council tax revenues. The tourist information centre is there to provide information about the local area such as attractions and events to tourists. This would be of interest to domestic and inbound tourists. An example of a regionaly funded organisation is visitkent.com, a website controlled and funded by kent county council, providing information on things to do and places to visit in kent. This would be of interest to domestic and inbound tourists. An example of an organisation which is funded and controlled by central government would be the Department for Culture Media and Sport, a national organisation responsible for supporting the growth of creative industries, organising events such as the 2012 London Olympic games and promoting all the cultural and artistic things Britain has to offer both historic and contemporary. The DCMS is funded by Britains tax revenues, with support from public bodies. The DCMS is involved with in bound and domestic tourism. English Herritage is one of Britains largest conservation groups and is funded through membership fees, donations and bequests. They are responsible for conserving and restoring sites of historic importance in Britain. English Herritage is owned by its members and controlled by a board of trustees, although all members are entitled to share their views and have the right to vote on important decisions at the anual members meeting.
The Private Sector
The private sector is defined as any organisation...
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