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Investigating Travel and Tourism

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Investigating Travel and Tourism Introduction Travel and tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries and one of its largest. These are some of the reasons to understand why. Changing socio-economic circumstances. The main change was the Industrial Revolution. Urbanisation occurred as people moved to towns to get regular employment with days off. Since the industrial revolution, income and holidays increased. The income had a positive correlation with tourism; as the income increased so did tourism. In 1948, the holidays with pay was introduced. This meant everyone could have a holiday and have some time to enjoy themselves. During post war there was the rise of teenage culture. Sexual liberation became more important for youths on holiday. People started to budget for holidays and slowly, working hours reduced. This meant people had more leisure time to do as they wish. Also more and more women had the freedom to do what they want and weren't put down. Technological Developments. In the 19th century and early 20th century, seaside holidays were the fashion. The transport was the railway, and it became more and more popular with families visiting the seaside especially Blackpool for the North West of England, areas like Manchester. During the post war the jet engine was introduced. It had a pressurised cabin which stopped people's ears from popping. These were designed to take people abroad. These jet engines, although were impressive at the time, were not as safe as they should have been. Technology gradually improved as computerised booking and air traffic control was introduced. These facilities helped made flying easier. Even better was the internet which made booking and looking at flight details easier. Also at holiday resorts or camps, rides and amusements have improved dramatically. Product Development and Innovation. Between 1860 and 1940 working class were happy enough with the seaside holiday, or the "bucket and spade" holiday. ...read more.

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Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free parking, plus on site catering make Travelodge's good value. Inns * Inns generally provide food, refreshments and accommodation. Sometimes a pub will be called an inn but does not provide accommodation. This can lead to a confusion of definition. The lion hotel in Shrewsbury is an example of an inn. A renowned 17th century Coach Inn in the heart of Shrewsbury with a reputation for friendly hospitality. The hotel has comfortable bedrooms and lounge areas. This historic inn is ideally located to visit the many attractions of the region. Pubs * `The Beaten Track` pub located in Shrewsbury is an ideal family pub with a wacky warehouse for children. It serves good food for both adults and children such as Sunday roasts and all day breakfast. Guesthouses * The Abbey Court Guest House is conveniently located just outside the town centre for easy access from major road routes into town, 20 minutes walking from the railway and bus stations. Abbey Court is a grade 2 listed building with many interesting features such as a friendly ghost. Opposite is an important visitor attraction linked with Brother Cadfael, Shrewsbury Abbey. It is only a ten minute walk from the town centre. There is also a bus stop outside the front door. Traditional English or continental style breakfasts are served. Resorts and clubs. See notes on page * Self-catering accommodation. This type of accommodation can vary from a cottage to apartments; it may even include a static caravan. A range of self catering accommodation is: * Cottages * Apartments and studios * Chalets * Boats * Camping * Caravans * Youth hostels * The popularity of this type of accommodation is that people can be flexible when and what they eat and can please themselves what they do in and around the accommodation during the day and night. ...read more.

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Not all staff are required straight way as resorts are quieter during early season. High season (July/August) positions start at the end of June. Pay for a resort representative in general, range form �204-�233 a week, rising to �339-�411. Higher earners make �480 a week. Travel and accommodation is usually provided. Being a holiday representative is a very competitive field. There are opportunities for promotion to senior executive posts for successful, experienced employees. I choose this job because i felt it best matched my personality and skills. Also it was very compatible due to the results from Adult Directions. My strengths which would suit being a holiday representative include working in a team, I enjoy being physically active on my feet and caring for people. I am also interested in providing a service for people. Skills in which i would need to be more confident and need more training in would be speaking in front of large groups and getting a better knowledge of history. Curriculum Vitae For: Becky Goodall Marital Status Single Address Crabtree Lodge, West Felton, Nr Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4ER Telephone 01691610652 Date of Birth 12/01/88 Nationality British Education Secondary school: From To The Corbet School Sept 1999 July 2004 GCSE Results: Subject Grade Subject Grade Maths B Textiles A English Language A I.T A English Literature A R.E A Science Double Award A Art A French A Geography A Spanish B Post 16 Education: From To Sept 2004 Shrewsbury Sixth Form College Priory Road Shrewsbury SY1 1RX Courses at College Subject Level Travel and Tourism A Level Psychology AS Spanish AS Work Experience From To Employer Duties June 2002 July 2002 House Of Fraser Sales Assistant Other Qualifications Flute and theory Grade 5 2002 Interests - I like socialising with friends during the weekend, whereas during the week I like to go to the gym or swim, as I am very active. ...read more.

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