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Leisure and Tourism + Case study: Tourism in the Seychelles

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Leisure and Tourism Contents Introduction.............................................................................1 Tourism and Leisure Facilities...............................................2 Tourism in Seychelles.............................................................3 Trend in the number of tourists from 2000 to 2008........5 Advantage and disadvantages of tourism in Seychelles...............................................................................7 The role of STB and STA in promoting and developing tourism in Seychelles...........................................................9 Conclusion...........................................................................10 Introduction Today, tourism has become a popular worldwide activity, with 903 million worldwide tourist arrivals in 2007. This tertiary industry is essential to Seychelles' economy as it contributes to about a quarter of the gross domestic product. In addition to employing 15% of the formal workforce, tourism brings in 70% of Seychelles' foreign exchange. With the reasons given above, it is important for us to study tourism. This project will do just that, with the aid of statistics and diagrams. A. Tourism and leisure facilities 1.) Definitions: * Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. * Leisure is a period of time spent out of work and essential domestic activity. 2.) Factors which have led to tourism growth in Seychelles * Improved accessibility and transport: Airports, which keep increasing in quantity and size, provide a fast and increasingly affordable method of travel. The reduced air fares are further supplemented by travel packages offering combined discounts. * Changing lifestyles: People working in high stress jobs need to get away from there jobs. ...read more.


Trend in the number of tourists from 2000 to 2008 Starting from 130,000 visitors in 2000, the number decreased very slightly to 129,800 in 2001. A small increase followed with 132,200 visitors in 2002. For the next two years, there were alarming losses in the number of tourists, with a sharp slump in 2003 with only 122,000 tourists visiting Seychelles, followed by another decrease with 120,800 visitors in 2004. After 2004, things began looking up as numbers increased to the stable figure of 128,700 in 2005. The year 2006 showed another significant increase in the number of visitors with a total of 140,600. The highest number of visitors recorded in this period was in 2007, when 161,300 tourists visited Seychelles. Following the pattern, another increase can be expected in 2008. Market Areas In terms of continent, Europe has been the major market throughout, with about 80 percent of the number of visitors every year. This is followed by Africa, with an average of 10 percent of the number of visitors. Third, fourth and fifth places are occupied by Asia, America and Oceania with 5, 3 and 0.5 percent of the average number of visitors respectively. Year %Europe %Africa %Asia %America %Oceania 2000 80.1 10.6 4.1 4.8 0.4 2001 79.3 10.7 4.2 5.3 0.4 2002 79.9 10.5 6.5 2.8 0.3 2003 81.7 11.2 3.9 2.8 0.4 2004 81.5 10.5 4.1 3.3 0.6 2005 80.4 9.8 6.2 3 0.7 2006 81.1 9.6 6.3 2.4 0.6 2007 79.2 10.5 ...read more.


Otherwise, tourists could directly pollute the environment by littering. * Damage to the environment: In addition to pollution, the building of infrastructure (hotels, roads etc.) is damaging to the environment as it alters the process of nature. When tourists or tourist activities barge into unspoiled areas, animal life is disturbed and plants cut down. * Under-use of facilities: Sometimes the facilities available could be greater than demand, especially in low arrival seasons. In this case, money may be unnecessarily spent actually maintaining these facilities (e.g.: maintaining empty hotel rooms). The initial investment of creating these facilities may even go to waste. E. The role of the Seychelles Tourism Board and the Seychelles Tourism Academy in promoting and developing tourism in Seychelles Seychelles Tourism Board: This is the main organisation concerned with tourism in Seychelles. It is responsible for collecting and studying tourism-related data. According to this data, it takes action to improve, balance and/or develop different services or sectors of tourism. It also advertises and promotes Seychelles' tourism in other countries. Seychelles Tourism Academy: This academy trains locals for tourism related jobs (barmaid, waiter, hotel manager). Its role in developing tourism is to create a skilled workforce for employment in the field. Conclusion Tourism, being an important part of the economy of Seychelles, should be developed further. However, there has to be a limit to the number of tourists. This means that tourism should be developed in a sustainable manner, that is, in a way that the industry can be continued in the future without permanently straining resources. ?? ?? ?? ?? Isuru Walpola, S51 ...read more.

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