tourisms economic impact case study-UK

case study for toursims economic impact on the development of the UK

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outbound trips and expenditure

  • 2005- Britons made 66.4million trips abroad, 3 times as many as in 1985- 2/3 of these visits were holidays half of which were package holidays
  • number of holidays continues to rise although there has been a fall in package holidays recently
  • 81% journeys made by air
  • Spanin/France accounted for 38% of destinations
  • 15% UK population fly abroad at least 3 times a year
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Inbound and domestic trips and expenditure

  • 30 million visits into UK in 2005 (double amount of 1984)- 2/3 visits were holidays- total spending by visitors was $14.2billion
  • USA largest spending country in UK
  • UK residents spent £85billion- industry is seasonal- most domestic/foreign visits happen between April and September
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Economic importance of tourism

  • accounts for 3.5% UK economy
  • 2 million jobs either directly or indirectly sustained by tourism
  • directly related employment totals 1.4million- 5% of all UK jobs
  • London- tourism 2nd largest and fastest growing sector of economy- accounts for 8% GDP and 13% employment
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regional problems in Cornwall

  • attracts more domestiv visitors than any other region in UK- accounts for 29% total employment
  • experiences problems due to:

-high seasonality- struggles in winter, if the weather in summer is bad tourist numbers decline, jobs are seasonal

-overcrowding in summer- roads, carparks, attractions which upsets some locals

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