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Travel and Tourism Antigua

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Antigua Antigua is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadeloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. Antigua is the largest of the English-speaking Islands and is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide. Its highest point is Boggy Peak which is located in the southwestern corner of the island. The current population is 68,000 and its capital is St. John's. Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and winds are nearly constant, flagging which causes low humidity year-round. There are lots of things to do when people visit Antigua; this is because it is such a diverse island that is suited for many types of tourist. Activities include cricket, hiking and bird watching, tennis, golf, hunting, riding, biking, boating, diving and snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, water sports, wind surfing, deep sea fishing, day cruises, adventure tours, safaris, sailing cruises, and excursions. ...read more.

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Tourism that is economically, socio-culturally and environmentally sustainable. This means that it can be "re-grown" and can be reused once the tourists have left. With sustainable tourism, socio-cultural and environmental impacts are neither permanent nor irreversible. This also links to Responsible tourism. This is a type of tourism used by tourists who make responsible choices when choosing their holidays. They try to limit the extent of the sociological and environmental impacts their holiday may cause i.e. polluting the area by over using taxis and using public transport instead. A travel reps job is to look after holiday-makers at their holiday destination. A holiday rep in Antigua would have to know the island very well and would probably have to know several European Languages. They would have to meet groups of holiday-makers when they arrive at the airport and accompany them by coach to their accommodation. They would then have to hold a welcome meeting to give information about resort facilities and local attractions. Internal pressures of a country are factors that can be controlled. The Internal pressures of Antigua would be the government control over airport tax, conflicts between locals and tourists and things like approval of planning permission for new hotels. ...read more.

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A package holiday is a mass produced holiday that included the transport, accommodation and transfers. This led to the Caribbean becoming a mass tourism area. This is when a huge amount of tourist travel to the same area for a holiday. This has continued to grow over the years with the development of the internet and online booking. This allows people to compare hundreds of offers quickly and helps them find the perfect holiday. There is now the option of a self package holiday. This is when the person is allowed to create their own package holiday. They are given the choice of several flights, accommodation and transfer options. Lots of tour operators now offer a multitude of packages, deals and holidays to Antigua. Travel operators like first choice and Thomas cook create thousands of the same holidays to Antigua. They then use the services of travel agents to sell on the holidays to the consumers. As well as selling on the package holidays they sell ancillary services, these are extras to a holiday like car hire, rail cards or hotel tours. I believe Antigua is a great holiday location because it has grown and adapted over the years. It in now a mass tourist destination but still feels secluded and unique to the traveler. ...read more.

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