U.K. Tourism: an Introduction (02:04)
Tourism sectors contribute to local, regional, and national economies, and are promoted by governments. Jenny McGee of Visit Britain defines tourism as the movement of people outside their daily environment for leisure or business. The U.K. is the sixth most visited destination globally.
Types of Tourism (03:02)
People travel to see locations outside their immediate environment, relax, and experience different cultures. Travel markets include packaged tours, independent tours, domestic visitors, visiting friends and relatives, business, and conference.
External Factors (02:36)
Weather can deter potential visitors from U.K . destinations. Economic pressures like interest rates also decrease tourist spending.
Changes and Challenges (09:09)
Britain is an increasingly popular destination among Chinese, Indian, and Russian travelers. Tourism businesses must adapt to internet technology, including developing online marketing strategies. Low cost airlines have decreased the packaged holiday market; travel agencies are focusing on long haul holidays.
Credits: Travel And Tourism Basics (00:42)
Credits: Travel And Tourism Basics
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