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Travel and Tourism into the future

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Travel and Tourism into the future Continued Growth Over the last 20 years there has been a significant growth in: 1. UK residents visiting overseas 2. Overseas residents visiting the UK 1. UK residents visiting overseas In 1982 there were 20.6 million visits overseas by the UK residents. By the year 2002, the number had tripled to 54.9 million. Even in 2001 when global terrorism had a big impact in world travel, UK residents visits abroad continued to increase at 2.5%. During this 20 year period, the number of nights spent abroad by UK residents, rose from 262 million to 595 million nights. The projection into the next decade, suggests a continued increase in the region of 2-3%. When people travel abroad, people spend money, the increase in travel over the last 20 years has averaged 5.3% each year, over the same time, spending has increased by 10.6%. 2. Overseas visitors to the UK In 1982, 11.6 million people visited the UK, and by 1988 reached a peak of 25.7 million, however visits to the UK fell in the following years, into 2001, between February and September, foot and mouth disease caused a fall of 9.4% and visitor numbers continued to fall due to terrorist attacks in the USA. ...read more.

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The Costa's, still have attractions for many beach lovers, after 30 years ago. However places such as Costa de la Luz have become noticed to the British holiday makers. 2. France France is still the number one place for British day-trippers. It has become more popular due to ferry companies, the Channel Tunnel and Eurostar making sure customers are well looked after with a good service. Research done shows that 1.9 million British visitors to France had the purpose to shop, most of them being day trips. France is popular as a ski destination, as it has the highest resorts and areas in Europe. The capital, Paris, offers a range of attractions which include Museums, exhibitions and a favourite for children, Disney Land. The number of airline routes into France had increased dramatically in 2002. But even though many British people have bought second homes in France, non-profitable routes are threatened to be closed. 3. Greece The top 3 destinations in Greece are Corfu, Crete and Rhodes which are well- established and loved by British holiday makers. The Cyclades, including the popular islands of Mykonos and Ios, and the Dodecanese, including Rhodes are very popular who wish to travel from island to island. ...read more.

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* Eco tourism * Eco tax on visitors to Mallorca Galapogas Machu Pichu Controlling the numbers of visitors as they pay to go. Product Development 1. New frontiers - Antarctica China 2. Luxury holidays - 5 star hotels, cruises, resorts for the high spending tourists. 3. City breaks and short breaks 4. Specialist holidays - bird watching, whale watching, wine and food tours. No frills Airlines * Ryanair * Easyjet * BMI * Berlin Air These airlines offer cheap alternative to national carriers such as British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa. * Scheduled services - short hall to European destinations from local airports such as Liverpool John Lennon, Nottingham, East Midlands - the largest hub = Stansted. Growth in the size of Airports 1. New terminal 5 at Heathrow (LHR) 2. Proposed growth at Birmingham (BHX) 3. Growth at Coventry Airport 4. A need for a new airport in South East England 5. Expansion of Exeter, Bristol, Durham Teesvalley Electronic/www/email changes * Continued growth of internet as method of 1. Researching holidays 2. Communication with operators 3. Booking of flights, accommodation, car hire insurance 4. Arranging excursions * Decline in Travel Agents? * Vulnerability to: 1. Global terrorism: Post "9.11", Bali bomb 2. Diseases: Sars virus in the Far East, foot and mouth in the UK, AIDS. 3. Natural disasters: Hurricanes Volcanic Eruptions Earthquakes Floods ...read more.

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