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Post-war developments of travel and tourism

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  • Submitted: 27/08/2003
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AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition

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Post-war developments of travel and tourism

Since the Second World War, which ended in 1945, the worldwide travel and tourism industry had grown so much that it is considered as the largest industry in the world. In the past 40 years the developments of the industry has been shaped by a number of factors. These factors can be divided into four categories, which are:

* Changing socio-economic conditions

* Developing technology

* Product technology

* Changing consumer needs

Changing Socio-economic conditions

This is the term given to the combination of social and economic factors. These factors have contributed to the growth of the travel and tourism industry since the Second World War. Leisure time has increased greatly in the past amount of years for people in the UK. One of the reasons it has increased is because of the introduction of paid holidays. Now people feel at ease to go on holiday without of being short for money when they come home. Theses paid holydays have increased seaside holidays significantly such as Brighton, Blackpool or Benidorm.

The entitlement of four to five weeks paid holidays has helped UK

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