Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln Subject Studies Geography 21st. Century Tourism Geography Module Code: GEO213 “Can Tourism ever be Sustainable?” Friday 11th December 2009. B0904536 Tourism is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. In recent years it gained
The tourism industry encompasses a wide range of market segments with a large scope of motivations and needs. Within the tourism industry, the hospitality sector includes all businesses that provide food, beverages, or accommodation services. This can be broken down more specifically into hotels,
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Tourism has been linked as a vital part of the economic wellbeing for many countries including that of Australia. Tourism is effective in bringing money into local economies providing employment, increased spending, economic diversification, improvements in infrastructure and transport.
As the Tasmania Liberals (2010) clearly state “In Tasmania tourism is one of the most important industries and is one of the most tourism intensive states in Australia. Tasmania has a greater share of gross state product and employment than any other state, it is estimated that annual visitor expenditure generates some $2.3 billion, creates some 2500 businesses and about 25,000 jobs in Tasmania”.
This makes tourism one of the most indispensable industries in Tasmania, because of its high value and economic benefits.
In 2009 the overall visitor numbers to Tasmania were 907,200 visitors which are arriving by air or sea services (Tourism Tasmania website, 2009). Tasmania is best known for its diverse and spectacular scenery, unspoilt wilderness and heritage with many tourists travelling to Tasmania for its popular attractions, adventure activities, outdoor activities, food and wine, heritage, arts and culture, and wilderness areas.
Specific destinations such as Port Arthur, FreycinetNational Park, and CradleMountain are very popular among travellers. Tourists find Tasmania attractive because it of its accessible size, being low cost for domestic travellers, as well as it been classed as a safe and stable state of Australia.
In the latest data Tourism Tasmania continues to grow in its appeal as a holiday and leisure destination with holiday visitors accounting for 48% of all visitors to the state (Tourism Tasmania website, 2009). Domestic and international visitors have increased in the year ending June 2009 with 775,900 domestic and 149,500 international visitors to the state (Tourism Tasmania website, .....[read full text]
The fear was confirmed when it showed that across Australia there was a decline in interstate visitors, and also a 0.5% drop in gross domestic product (The Mercury, 2009). This decrease in tourist numbers however didn’t seem to affect Tasmania which showed a growth in overall visitor numbers increasing by 7%, and also showed that Tasmania’s economy grew by 6.5% between December 2007 to December 2008, (The Mercury, 2009).
Not only did Tasmania seem to survive the economic recession they came out on top of the leader board in retail spending, economic growth, business investment, construction work done, and housing finance (The Mercury, 2009). With Tasmania being one of the states in Australia that usually performs worst during bad times this strong front in the most recent economic recession shows how well Tasmania is pe.....