The attractions near by may be important for the couple as they may wish to go on some trips or visit some attractions during their stay.
Task 2 – P4
Many families cannot afford to travel aboard for their holidays therefore they take breaks in the UK.
Families need different needs compared to honeymoon couples this is because they have children and they need to occupy then throughout the stay.
Families are more likely to stay in cheaper accommodation such as camping and caravans. Young children will not want to stay in a hotel room as they will not have anything to do whereas if they stay on a campsite then the children can run around outside and make new friends.
There is also and option for families to stay in a self catering cottage this will be big enough for the family and they will be able to choose there own eating arrangements and how much they want to spend on food.
When a family is choosing a holiday they need to look at the location of the accommodation so they have plenty to occupy themselves with throughout the day. If the family have planned to go on a beach holiday but then the weather is not good then the family will need to find something else to do.
Families need to decide how they are going to get to their destinations most families decide to travel by car as they can then use the car to travel to different attractions once they arrive.
If families choose to stay in hotels then they need to look at the facilities that the hotel provides such as entertainment like a swimming pool and meal times and whether they do offers for children. Some hotels do family rooms or interconnecting rooms so families can stay together and not have to move rooms to see one another. Families would also look at the rating of the hotel and perhaps go for a lower 3 star hotel, as it would be cheaper.
Task 3 – P4
Inbound tourism is people that come to the UK for holidays or for business.
Inbound tourism is important to the UK because it means the country earns more money. If there weren’t many inbound tourists then the country would be losing money particularly if British tourists were deciding to take their holidays outside of the UK.
There are different customers types that make up the UK inbound travel market these include: educational, families, couples and business. Leisure and business people make up the majority of the UK inbound travel market because the UK has a lot of business opportunities and a lot of attractions for tourists that are seeking leisure destinations.
Britain has a website called visit Britain where tourists can enter the site and find out information in their own language. This website is good because it give tourists the information that they need to plan a trip to the UK as the website can be translated in a range of languages this means that a large number of tourists can be persuaded to visit the UK.
Business tourists require a range of needs if they are planning to stay within the UK. These needs start off with when the tourist is going to be travelling and whether there will be any customs or traditions happening when the trip is planned for. This includes letting tourists know the dates of bank holidays because if they were to visit on a bank holiday then not much will be open and no one will be working.
Many special events occur in the UK therefore tourists also need to be aware of these this may be because they want to visit the event or because they want to avoid the event.
Business tourists are likely to stay in a hotel during their stay they will be looking at the hotel facilities such as does it have any rooms available for hire for meetings and does the hotel have Wi-Fi or internet access. They will also be prepared to spend out more money for their accommodation therefore they will be looking at the rating of the hotel and perhaps wanting to stay in a 4 or 5 star accommodation.
Transport will be important for a business tourist, as he/she may need to visit different organisations and meeting whilst on their visit. They will need to take into account how far away the airport is to where that are staying and will they need a taxi or to hire a car during their stay.
If tourists choose to hire a car they need to consider the side of road to drive on, the different road signs and they will need their driving licence to hire a car.
Business people require a lot of different needs compared to leisure tourists.
Task 4 – P4
Leisure tourists include families this includes young and teenage children.
Families’ needs are different to business tourists this is because they have money budgets and have children to occupy. Families won’t be able to stay in expensive hotels therefore they are more likely to stay in a caravan or hire a cottage. Wherever a family chooses to stay they will need to take into consideration what the location is.
The special events that occur in the UK are likely to attract families they may be interested in festivals such as Glastonbury or they may be interested in going to sporting events like Wimbledon or a football match.
There are also a lot of attractions throughout the UK that will attract families such as the theme parks, the zoos, and the beaches.
To get to the attractions transport needs to be taken into consideration such as whether the tourists are going hire a car once they arrive, they could also catch a ferry and bring their car with them or they could catch a taxi or bus. The decision on transport needs to be made before the family arrives therefore information on attractions and there locations need to be found out before. This is where the visit Britain website is helpful as it has a wide range of information upon it for tourists to use.