Global Tourism Growth - Tourism

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Social and Economic Factors

  • since 1950's, people have become weathier
  • incomes are bigger and so is disposable income
  • car ownership has grown
  • people have fewer children - less expence to go on holiday
  • life expectany is higher - more retired peple have good pensions so can afford several holidays a year
  • people have more holiday and leisure time
  • most families have two working parents - in the past it was often just one
  • flying is cheaper
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Improvements in Technology

  • car ownership has grown
  • flying has become cheaper and booking online is quick and easy
  • travel is easy today - motorways, airport expansion, jet aircraft
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Expansion of holiday choice

  • Online booking is quick and easy
  • Ecotourism and unusual destinations such as Alaska are expanding rapidly
  • Increasing number of package holidays are now available to destination all over the world
  • flying has become cheaper and booking online is quick and easy
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