Types of tourism
Domestic- UK residents taking trips or holidays in the UK
Inbound- overseas tourists visiting the UK
Outbound- UK residents taking holidays outside the UK
Purposes of tourism
Visiting friends and family,
Leisure: Have fun, relax, sightsee, experience different cultures, visit attractions, take part in or watch sporting events.
Business: When people travel in connection with their work e.g. to attend conferences and meetings.
Travel and tourism industry
Travel agencies, people who sell you the holidays,
Tour operators, people who put the holidays together,
Transport providers: e.g. British airways, Swans coaches, Ryan air, BMI Baby, Courtesy coaches.
Accommodation providers: i.e. hotels, hostels, B+B’s, cruise ships.
Tourism information provider’s: i.e. local tourist offices.
Ways of Travel
Sea: e.g. cruise ships and ferries,
Overland: e.g. by train, car, minibus or coach.
Reduced landing cost
Referred to as a no-frills airline
No food or entertainment
Online booking to reduce cost
Maximising the plane use to as much as is safe
Have to pay for your luggage
Don’t give you tickets so…