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nature of tourism involving:

highly complex and productive economic activity
- involving transport companies, tourist sites/attraction owners, tourist services at destination, various levels of government (economy, visa, tourism)

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how is it key to development?

- ever increasing no. of destinations available
- key driver of socio-economic progress (export revenue, jobs, enterprises, infrastructure development)

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characteristics:

- industry 24/7 (inc. subject fluctuations)
- labour intensive with all skill levels needed
- most countries --> easy to enter tourism industry
- small businesses majority
- important medium for education and cultural exchange (promote international understanding and goodwill)
- broad impacts: social, economic, environmental

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forms of tourism:

international:
- travel to another country --> stay longer and spend more

domestic:
- within own country

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why people travel? stats:

2015 reasons for international tourists:
53% leisure, recreation/holiday
27% visiting friends/relatives, religious/health reasons
14% professional business
6% unspecified

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tourism growth:

over past 6 decades, increased expansion
world's largest service sector/industry
3rd in worldwide export category (fuels,chemicals)

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other key stats:

- 10% of GDP
- 1/11 jobs
- 7% of world exports
- US $1.5 trillion exports

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definition of leisure, recreation, tourism:

lesiure: time not given to work
recreation: activities in discretionary time
tourism: activities of travelling and staying outside normal environment, NOT MORE THAN 1 year for leisure, business etc.

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impacts of tourism:

mulititude of economic benefits, wealth and employment, disrupts local communties/indigenous people and environment

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top tourist locations:

France, USA, Spain, China, Italy, Turkey, Germany, UK, Mexico, Russia