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M1 This section reviews how travel factors affect travel to three selected destinations. Recent news reports and articles have been used to support and verify this section. ________________ Destination 1: Indonesia ________________ Indonesia includes many different travel factors within the country. There are many factors which contain a high risks and it will lead the tourists to discourage from the country. To give an example; the safety and security, terrorism, health and natural disasters are most important aspects that travellers may need to consider before travelling to a destination. There is a high threat from terrorism. Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks and have the capacity and intent to carry them out at anytime and anywhere in the country. The Indonesian authorities have disrupted a number of planned attacks on tourist locations, including in Bali. Furthermore, there have been a number of suicide bombings in recent years and further attacks are likely. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. Beach resorts, bars and restaurants, hotels, markets, shopping malls hosting major international brand outlets, tourist attractions, and places of worship, foreign Embassies, ferry terminals and airports are all potential targets. The health standards in the country are not at high level compared to other near countries like China and Australia. The standard of local medical care can be poor and some medical tests can?t be done reliably. Good medical care can be very expensive and in remote areas attention for serious injuries or illness is likely to be unavailable. ...read more.


The disaster disrupted supply chains and trade with industrial production dropping sharply in the following months. Many of Japan?s nuclear power reactors were shut down for safety checks following the nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, causing electricity shortages in some areas of East Japan. Visitor arrivals into Japan also decreased after the disaster. This natural disaster had a significantly impact on the destination and Japan is bound to suffer extremely with cancelled travel bookings. To give an example; The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory for Americans not to travel to Japan unless absolutely necessary. Airlines are accessing the situation as new developments unfold. Luckily, no major cruise lines had ships in port during the disaster, and are reorganizing port destinations. In addition, the tour companies are cancelling or rerouting tours, advising clients to book a different destination, rather than completely cancelling. If we consider the effects of the disaster on the economy of Japan, probably indicates that a very large damage. Other countries already predicting loss of tourism and financial revenue include: * Travel from India to Japan for business purposes expected to be down for automobile and engineering companies. Japan had recently introduced multiple-entry visas for Indians having U.S. visas, among other marketing and tourism promotions designed to gain Indian tourism business. * New Zealand will be affected, as Japan is their 4th largest trading partner. New Zealand exports many products including aluminium and fish to Japan. ...read more.


Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries on planet Earth. It's also a pretty dangerous place to tour. The main trouble in Brazil is the epic crime rate; with a murder rate four times that of the United States. Murder is just the tip of the iceberg in Brazil. High numbers of rapes, robberies and "quick napping" occur. These are a new kind of crime where a person is abducted for a short amount of time with a quick payoff, typically from a drive to an ATM machine. Economically depressed areas like Sao Paulo and Salvador are some of the most dangerous spots on Earth for gang violence. The crime doesn't just stick around the barrio though. Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's foremost tourist vacation destinations is also a hotbed of criminal activity. The growing chasm between the upper and lower classes in Brazil threaten to keep the violence going for the foreseeable future. Many of these issues have an impact on the destination, and can be considered as the most dangerous effect on the Brazil tourism. According to facts and figures, 155,548 British nationals visited Brazil in 2012. However, numerous visitors are not happy and they are not interested to go back to Brazil for safety reasons. This is an important issue to be addressed, unless action is taken, violent crime, robbery and theft could deter tourists from visiting the Brazil. I personally feel that officials in the region are not taking the threat of escalating crime seriously enough, and the detrimental impact on the Brazil`s economy could be substantial. ...read more.

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