Presentation on theme: "CGG 3OI. What is Tourism? Not all journey’s taken within and between countries of the world are considered to be tourism travel. Tourism allows people."— Presentation transcript:
What is Tourism? Not all journey’s taken within and between countries of the world are considered to be tourism travel. Tourism allows people to take a break from their daily routines and allows them to experience what life is like in different countries. By taking trips of this sort we satisfy both curiosity and our need for adventure and recreation.
Definitions: TRAVEL can be defined as the movement from on place to another. TOURISM includes travel away from home away from home and some aspect of fun.
Ingredients for Tourism: According to the WTO (World Tourism Organization) claims that TOURISTS are people who visit one location for at least 24 hours (overnight) but less than 1 year.
Who are NOT Tourists? MIGRANTS = people who move their residence permanently or semi permanently SAME DAY VISITORS = people who travel and stay in a location for less than 24 hours. ** we will look at classifying tourists in a little bit**
Type of Tourism: TYPEDEFINITION Business TourismTravel to complete a business transaction or attend and event Nature TourismTravel to enjoy a natural setting or wildlife, including ecotourism, which specializes in the study and conservation of natural environments Cultural TourismTravel to experience the history, folklore, and culture of people including “big city” tourism in which people are attracted for entertainment Social TourismTravel that involves the company of others such as family visits Recreation TourismTourism to escape the routine of daily life, such as camping or beach tourism Active TourismTourism that has a set objective such as climbing a mountain or learning a language Sports TourismTourism to experience a sport or sporting event, such as ski holiday or Olympics Religious TourismTourism that involves visiting a place of spiritual significance Health TourismTourism to improve one’s health such as a resort or weight-loss camp Adventure TourismTourism involves challenge and adventure such as trekking through rain forest or rock climbing Wilderness TourismTourism in remote wilderness areas to experience something very different from everyday life
Tourism Revolution Each day approximately 1.8 Million people travel worldwide outside of their home country. On average each of these people spend approximately 1000$ per trip on accommodations, meals, entertainment and shopping. World wide tourism receipts total $700 billion
DOMESTIC TRAVELLERS = people travelling within their own countries. Domestic travelling rates are TEN TIMES higher than the number of international travellers (People travelling between countries).
Travelling as a Phenomenon: It was not until the 20 th century that people had the money to travel. It took dramatic economical, social, and technological changes to make tourism available to large portions of the worlds population.
Factors that Allow for Tourism: Paid vacation Time off work Transportation Technology
Mass Tourism People who travel in large numbers, especially for pleasure. Because of this phenomenon tourist industries developed the concepts of PACKAGED VACATIONS PACKAGED VACATIONS includes: travel arrangements, transportation, accommodations and sometimes meals and entertainment.
Working Tourism: Because of the increase in tourism there has also been an influx of jobs/careers that are available thanks to the tourism industry. Approximately 123 Million people worldwide (4 times the population of Canada) are employed in travel and tourism related jobs.
Tourism Employment Direct = Jobs generated by companies and government departments that deal directly with the travelling public. Examples: transportation companies, accommodations such as hotels, travel agents, tourism offices and direction facilities Indirect = those that support the direct sector Examples: a hotel resort requires a brochure printed so they will hire a local printing company to complete the job.
Making Connections: In Your Notes Answer the Following 1. What are four examples of direct tourism employment you have used or know of? 2. Identify two examples of indirect employment created by the tourism industry. 3. If you could have any job related to the tourist industry, what would it be and why? 4. What skills, and qualities would you as an individual need in order to obtain and be effective in this position?