tourism causes of growth

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Social reasons for growth in tourism?
Increase in leisure time available, developments in communications and technology and product development due to changing consumer tastes.
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Why has there been an increase in leisure time?
More people are retiring and receiving pensions, Early retirement with pensions is becoming common, ageing population do not work so have plenty of time to expend on holidays, people receiving holiday entitlement or have shorter working week
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How has development in communication and technology led to growth in tourism?
Global communications are now easier so people find it simple to contact tourist companies to book for holidays and hotels, development in technology to heavy reliance on internet so tourist sites have own commercial websites with online booking
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Development in technology means that advertising is very productive in attracting people towards potential tourist destinations. This is done via TV and internet
Commercial operations have extended to a global scale allowing people across the world to be aware of latest tourism products, services and tourist sites.
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Companies operate globally due to improved communications methods. Accessibility increased-computerised and online booking systems and printing tickets at home
These methods of communications and operations are much more efficient and flexible that long processes are not needed and people are encouraged by these effortless methods as an advantage to travel more often.
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Tourist rates increase as continual change in consumer tastes are met by developing new tourism products attracting a lot of tourists.
Product developments are operated by changing consumer needs, expectations and fashions.
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Economic reasons for growth in tourism?
Journey times are reduced so modern transport allows people to travel for a shorter period over long-distance to arrive at their destinations. Fewer children-less expenditure. Minimum wage increased-disposable income rises-greater wealth
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Fluctuations in exchange rates meant that some currency exchange rates are higher and worth more in certain countries-attract tourists there. Two-income families led to greater wealth.
Weakening pound led to lots of tourists abroad traveling to UK. developments in transport-increase in car ownership, motorways built, high dependence on air travel, rise in budget airlines-cheap flights+several short trips a year.
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