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Flashcards in UK Tourism Deck (7):
1

UK rank in international tourist arrivals?

7th

2

How many visitors did the UK have in 2014?

32 million

3

Importance of tourism in UK? (6)

-Brings £115bn (2014)
-8.9% of our GDP
-Creates 1 out of 12 jobs
-Improves relations
-Main industries
-Multicultural/accepting

4

Why is the UK attractive for tourists? (6)

-2012 Olympics
-Historic landmarks (Stone henge,Big Ben)
-Royal Family
-Countryside
-Tolerant country
-Castles and Palaces(Buckingham, Edinburgh)

5

External factors? (3)

-Competition (Dubai)
-Exchange rates (value of £ decreased)
-Terrorism (7th July London bombings)
-Recession (unemployment/pay freezes)

6

How will the UK sustain this? (2)

-promote 'friendliness'(70,000 olympic volunteers endorsed this)
-focus on countries who are predicted to have high tourism rates(China)

7

How many visitors and how much revenue did UK make in 2011?

-15.3 million visitors
-£9.4 billion