TRAVEL & TOURISM
WHY LEARN ABOUT TOURISM? • Tourism has continued to grow and diversify to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. • odern tourism is closely linked to development. • Tourism has become a key driver for socio-conomic progress. • Today, the business volume of tourism equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, ood products or automobiles. • Tourism has become one of the major players in nternational commerce, and represents at the same time one of the main income ources for many developing countries.
TRAVEL & TOURISM n n Why do people travel? Why they go where they do? What they do when they get there? What impact do these activities have on tourists and locals?
GOALS FOR THE COURSE • Where do you want to go? Find out. • Develop a yearning for travel, and learn how to be a smart traveler. • Learn about other cultures and peoples. • Learn about the links between tourism and the development of countries.
REASONS WHY PEOPLE TRAVEL: • Turn to your partner and try to brainstorm at least 6 reasons
TYPES OF TRAVELLERS Traveller Visitor Tourist Same day visitor Recreatio n Business Other Migrant Recreatio n/Leisure Business Social Education Health Religion Shopping Transit Other
WHO IS A VISITOR OR A MIGRANT? n. VISITOR: a traveller taking a trip to any destination outside his/her usual environment for any purpose other than working for a local company. n. They can be domestic (from the same country) or international. n. MIGRANT: someone moving to a place to live
WHO FALLS UNDER THE “OTHER” CATEGORY? – Border workers – Seasonal workers, other short-term workers – Diplomats – Armed forces – Frequent border crossers – Long-term students
TYPES OF VISITORS n. TOURIST: Someone who visits one place for more than 24 hours (overnight), but less than one year. n. SAME-DAY VISITORS: They visit for less than 24 hours, not technically a tourist. They may come for recreational or business purposes.
TYPES OF TOURIST • Recreation/Leisure : just for fun and relaxation • Business: coming for a meeting or a convention or something else business-related • Social: coming to see friends or family • Education: on a field trip, or on exchange • Health: going to a clinic or to have surgery • Religion: going on a pilgrimage or on a mission • Shopping: self-explanatory! • Transit: on your way to somewhere else, on a layover • Sports: to watch or participate in a sporting event • Cultural: to experience the culture of a place, to go to a festival