Link between tourism and economic development?

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  • Created on: 02-05-16 13:55
What is the key idea?
As economic development takes place there is an increased demand for inbound and outbound tourism.
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What is the first area?
China as a new tourism destination.
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Describe the trend out outbound tourism in China?
increased rapidly over past decade - 2005 31 million Chinese travelled abroad spending $15.2million.
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Socio-economic reasons for outbound tourism increase.
Rapid economic growth has resulted in: Expansion of Chinese middle class, more interest in foreign countries, higher disposable incomes, more free time as people can work less.
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Political reasons for outbound tourism increase.
Relaxation of outbound travel since early 1980's means Chinese can travel to 129 countries with the ADS programme, Chinese people have been able to visit the UK since 2005.
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Describe the trend of inbound tourism in China?
22 million people visited China in 2006 comparing to 300,000 in 1978, predicted to be the most visited country by 2020.
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What are the Chinese attractions?
Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian, 6700km-long Great Wall of China, Giant Pandas of Wolong Nature Reserve.
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What are the impacts of this tourism?
2.1% of people are employed in travel and tourism industry, 70% of tourist revenues come from internal tourism.
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