By William F. Theobald
Strain on nationwide and native governments to quickly improve their tourism power to fulfill call for and bring merits, makes it extra crucial than ever to devise rigorously and think about the human and environmental affects of tourism improvement. because of this, as Secretary-General of the area Tourism association, i'm happy to determine the intense research of the issues and clients of the tourism area as provided during this 3rd version.
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World Tourism Organization. 2003. Executive Summary, Travel and Tourism: A World of Opportunity: The 2003 Travel & Tourism Economic Research. htm. 2 What are travel and tourism: are they really an industry? Thomas Lea Davidson Introduction Common practice, at least among those who are involved in the development and marketing of tourism, is to refer to (travel and) tourism as an industry. In fact, considerable effort has been devoted to creating the impression that tourism is a legitimate industry, worthy of being compared with other industries such as health services, energy, or agriculture.
Tourism collateral literature and publicity which is based upon nostalgic images of the past promote glamour and happiness, provide something to be envied, and return love of self to the reader. Nostalgia is big business, and when it is associated with the world’s leading industry, tourism, it offers unlimited financial possibilities. Although collaboration is now commonplace in most industrial sectors, Fyall and Garrod (Chapter 4) suggest that for years, the tourism industry was (and remains in some instances) highly fragmented and independent.
The confusion in terminology is by no means limited to the United States. A review of any of the statistics published by the WTO/UN points out the innumerable footnotes to the data indicating national variations, differences in data collection methodology, and significant diversity in terminology standards. Indeed, one of the important tasks of the WTO is to work systematically to improve and help develop definitions and classifications of tourism that are of worldwide application and that emphasize both clarity and simplicity in their application.