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Travel and Tourism Unit 8 Task A

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  • Submitted: 12/11/2008
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AS and A Level Miscellaneous

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Task A

Title

"Has terrorism had a negative effect on the travel and tourism industry?"

I chose this title because terrorism is an issue relevant to the travel and tourism industry today. Following a number of high profile terrorist attacks, awareness of terrorism has grown considerably and I think it will be interesting to research the impact that this has had on the travel and tourism industry.

The Issue

Terrorism is defined by The United States Department of Defence as "the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological."

Terrorism is primarily considered to be a political issue as terrorist groups are usually in conflict with a certain government. However, terrorists aim to draw the attention of the local population, the media and the rest of the world as a result o their attacks. Terrorism is described as "a criminal act that influences an audience beyond their immediate victim." [www.terrorism-research.com] For example, the Black September Organisation killed 11 Israelis at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and

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