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Structure of the Travel and Tourism Industry

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Structure of the Travel and Tourism Industry There are many types of attractions in the UK. Many types for many different people; things like theme parks for youngsters and families, places of great heritage for people interested in history and old time Britain. Basically whoever you are and what ever you like doing there is something in England of great interest for everyone no matter where it is or how far it is to get to; people visit these places year in year out because they're enjoyable places of leisure where people enjoy spending there money and time at there own enjoyment. Top 10 UK attractions charging admission Attraction Visitor Numbers Alton Towers, Staffordshire 2,650,000 Madame Tussaud's, London 2,640,000 Tower of London 2,422,181 National History Museum, London 1,739,591 Legoland, Windsor 1,620,000 Chessington World of Adventure, Surrey 1,550,000 Science Museum, London 1,480,000 Royal Academy, London 1,390,000 Canterbury Cathedral 1,350,000 Windsor Castle, Berkshire 1,280,000 Top 10 UK attractions not charging admission Attraction Visitor Numbers Blackpool Pleasure Beach 6,200,00 Tate Modern, London 4,618,632 British Museum, London 4,607,311 National Gallery, London 4,130,973 Natural History Museum, London 2,957,501 Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2,661,338 Science Museum, Birmingham 2,628,374 Pleasure land Theme Park, 2,000,000 Eastbourne Pier 1,900,000 York Minster, York 1,570,500 Man-Made attractions * Stately Homes: A stately home is, strictly speaking, one of about 500 large properties built in England between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys and other church property. They are usually distinguished from true "castles", being of a later date and built purely as residences. These houses became a status symbol for the great families of England who competed with each other to provide hospitality for members of the Royal Household. They are now visited for their pure history and beauty, they also have great gardens for people to walk around in and admire the great views. ...read more.


There are viewing huts so people can look out across lakes and fields to see all the different birds. A popular reserve is Conwy in Wales. (http://www.ramsar.org/pictures/rspb.jpg) Accommodation and Catering * Hotels: Hotels are places where people can stay overnight if they are either travelling or they can stay for longer periods of time if they are on holiday or on a business trip in the area. Bed(s) are provided for however many people you want to stay for the amount of period you want. Usually 2 meals at least in the morning and evening are provided and sometimes lunch is provided as well. Private hotels are owned by the landlord and they are sometimes run by him/her and there families. They will obviously employ a lot of staff once the hotel starts becoming bigger and more known to the public. An example of a privately owned hotel is The Lord Hill in Shrewsbury. (http://www.lordhill.u-net.com/About_us.htm) The Lord Hill is ideally situated on the outskirts of Shrewsbury just a 15 minute walk from the picturesque town centre and within easy reach of the entire major road links. The Rowly's Club Bar is the ideal setting to relax and unwind! Serving hot & cold brasserie style food and a wide selection of beverages. The Lord Hill is renowned for its fine cuisine and offers an extensive a la carte menu together with a tempting 5 course table d'hote. The Lord Hill caters for all conference and banqueting requirements from 2 - 250. Special menus are also available on request. The Hotel has 36 individually styled bedrooms, ten of which are situated in the main hotel. All rooms have en-suite facilities and offer guests every comfort. In each room you will find: Remote Control TV, Direct Dial Telephone, Hairdryer, Tea and Coffee making facilities. Chain Hotels are a lot bigger than private hotels usually. There a number of big chain hotels in the UK. ...read more.


There are touring caravans that people own and pull along behind there car so they can take it anywhere. These are popular for a small family or just a couple to own because they are generally quite small and only have one bedroom or a fold out double bed. Static caravans are a lot bigger and are made for bigger families. They have bigger living conditions and are a lot more comfy and spacious. Usually with a small dining/lounge area with TV. A double bed in a separate room off the lounge, and another bedroom with two separate single beds. Also a bathroom. A caravan park that is popular in the west midlands is oxon caravan park. The site which caters for caravans, motor homes and campers offers the following on-site facilities: * Luxury reception and toilet facilities - fully centrally heated * 65 all-weather super pitches with water, electricity and satellite TV Electric hook-up to every pitch * Adult only section * Three pubs/licensed restaurants within easy walking distance * Shop selling both food and caravan accessories * Well lit tarmac surfaced roads * Adjacent Park & Ride facility * Full facilities for the disabled * Baby changing facilities * Children's play area * Fully equipped laundry * Conservatory to relax in * Full site security with electrically operated barriers * Motor van dump station * Dogs welcome (maximum 2 per pitch) * Special 30' x 40' pitches suitable for RV's Youth Hostels: Youth Hostels are places of rest for travellers who aren't looking for a really comfortable expensive night. They just want to stay a short while and then leave on to further places. The youth hostel provide a quiet place of rest most usually in the countryside or near a small town for hikers or people travelling on a biking holiday. They provide breakfast but you have to find your own place to eat for lunch and tea. Youth hostels like the one at Ironbridge are very cheap they charge as little as �13.60 for adults and �9.30 for children. (http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/hostelpages/169.html) ?? ?? ?? ?? Peter Winwood 04/05/2007 ...read more.

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