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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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Department
Geography
Course
GGRA02H3
Professor
Michael Bunce
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 6 Tourism: The New Global Economy - Why has tourism become the fastest growing sector of the global economy? - How has the global tourism changed? - How does it affect places and regions? - What is its role in sustainable development? Rise of global tourism - Tourism now the most important single item in international trade - International tourist arrivals for 2007 grew at rate of 5.7% - 880-900 millions. (World Tourism Organization) Factors - Demand side o Increased leisure time o Increased real incomes o Affluent retirement o Desire for travel, new experiences o Escapism o Business tourism - Supply side o Transportation revolution
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