Tourism Essays & Term Papers

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Tourism In truth, the attributes of tourism have changed rapidly during the twentieth century. Today, it is virtually impossible even to avoid the effect that the tourism industry has on the world. On the following lines I shall in an explaining voice treat the subject of tourism and I wager you'll find it rather interesting. First and for most; Why do we become tourists? What is this incredible force which drives us to leave the safe shelter of our homes to travel to places some

Barbados The Barbados is a small country located in the Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. It’s about 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC. The population of the country is 256,395, with a growth rate of .25%. 80% of their population is African American and the most common language is English. The Barbados government is a parliamentary democracy. It resembles our system. It came from the early English parliament and d

Economic Impact of Tourism in Hawaii From a sustainability perspective, satisfying tourist fantasies and demands for familiarity and comfort is a costly business. In a typical destination area, the ecosystem is leveled, paved, and then re-landscaped with lawns and a handful or two of nursery-grown tree and flower species; landmarks and neighborhoods central to the local community's sense of place are being replaced by chains of hotel and recreation developments; scarce water is diverted for s

It's Only Right Tourism has been a subject of debate, especially among islanders. In our county of just over twelve thousand people, its difficult not to notice tourists or feel the impact of the large amount of visitors that come to enjoy the islands. Even though islanders may be less than hospitable, tourists do have a place on the islands. Yes, tourists may be a nuisance, but would the quality of life that we enjoy be the same without them? The San Juan Islands are known for thei

One of the largest industries in Canada is the tourism industry. It is made up of many thousands of small and large businesses and is in turn, one of Canada's major employers and as well a major contributor to our national wealth. The businesses that compose the tourism industry are hotels, restaurants, travel businesses, recreation and entertainment, and arts and cultural businesses. Throughout Canada's environment and economy, there are many factors that contribute to the success of the

Israel’s economy stands on natural resources. Copper and salt can be found there. Also, natural chemicals like potash and phosphates come from the Dead Sea area. Israel is one of the top producers rubber, plastics and chemicals. Also, clay and sand come naturally to Israel. Scientists have proven that Israel can grow fruits and vegetables in its hot and dry deserts. That gives them a bigger amount of plants to sell and help their economy. Citrus fruits and vegetables help a gre

Tourism In New Zealand Executive Summary The following report provides an accurate and informative overview of the nature of tourism, its history and growth, the structure of the New Zealand industry and the impact of tourism from a New Zealand perspective. The report will draw a conclusion which Highlights area of consideration in tourism planning. Conclusion and Recommendations For New Zealand tourism has a lot to offer but at the same time, care has to be taken not to mistreat it. The s

David Middle East Prof. Schad 20 November 2000 Tourism in Egypt Egypt is a country that is extremely rich in its historical background. With such a background it is easy to see why tourism is a big component of its gross national product. The well being of the Egyptian economy is highly dependent on a good year of tourism. The whole business of tourism has relied on the ancient monuments and relics of the past, but in recent years there has been a huge effort to create more mode

Australia Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is a chain of coral reefs in the Coral Sea, off the northeastern coast of Australia. The Barrier reef is one of the biggest in the world it measures in 2011 km in length and 72 km across at its widest point. The Great Barrier Reef is home to a remarkable number of organisms. The coral itself is made up of the skeletons of tiny, flowerlike water animals called polyps, held together by a limestone substance produced by a type of algae. The c

For the last few decades, Asia had been the world's economic miracle, achieving remarkable rates of growth and building high-quality manufacturing industries in just about anything and everything. However, since the struggle with collapsing currencies and plunging stock markets beginning in 1995, the Asian Economy has become weak. It is now in a crisis situation, where its financial standing, especially, is at a downfall. Currently, there are numerous retributions facing us. Inflation has

Praise of a Bilingual Country In the essay English as Second Language, English as First Love , Stephen Baker, the author, suggests that the United States should adopt English as its official language. He does not like the idea of the United States not having an official language, and does not want the United States to become bilingual. He argues, that English is the best language, and is the only choice for an official language of the United States of America. It is this writer s opinion,

Tourism The French define tourism as “the art to satisfy the most diverse aspirations which invite man to move out of his daily universe.” The Webster’s dictionary defines tourism as “the guiding or managing of tourists; the promotion or encouragement of touring: the accommodation of tourists.” Both definitions are apt for tourism. The private sector of tourism includes lodging, food, transportation, recreation facilities, attractions, travel agents, and tour operators. The

How Tourism affects Mountain Environments Impact of Tourism on Mountain Environment Environmental History: A Global Perspective Singh, SC. Impact of Tourism on Mountain Environment, Meerut, India: Research India Publications, 1989, 377. Deterioration of mountain environment is obviously not the only problem that humans are dealing with in terms of pollution to the ecosystem. However, it is an ever increasing problem, that is ruining vegetation, landscape and even mountain culture.

The Artic Introduction. The Artic is a region at the upper most tip of the Northern Hemisphere. The Artic includes the area around Greenland, USSR, Canada and Alaska. Much of the Artic circle is permanently frozen ice. The Artic is a pristine environment, clean and void of human interference. However as humans move into these areas and begin to extract what ever they can be balance can be tipped, resulting in pollution and destruction of the environment. Climate. The

The Artic Introduction. The Artic is a region at the upper most tip of the NorthernHemisphere. The Artic includes the area around Greenland, USSR,Canada and Alaska. Much of the Artic circle is permanently frozenice. The Artic is a pristine environment, clean and void of humaninterference. However as humans move into these areas and beginto extract what ever they can be balance can be tipped, resultingin pollution and destruction of the environment. Climate. The Artic winters much longer

The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder which is a resource used by human and marine life. This natural resource is under threat by the abuse of inappropriate measures in the environment. We can still preserve the reef and continue to use it by taking the appropriate precautions. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world s natural wonders that stretches 2300 kilometers from Australia s Torres Strait border with Papua New Guinea, south to a point off Bundaberg, central Queensland. It

Issues Part -B- Was the Grand Prix, promoted as "The Great Race" which was held at Albert Park beneficial for Melbourne, or was it just a huge waste of taxpayers money? The race was televised to 650 million people in 130 different countries is expected to pump $50 million into the Victorian economy every year and boost tourism enormously. I along with the owners of seventy-two percent of hotels, motels, restaurants and other entertainment complexes agree that Albert Park having t

The waves on Fiji s shore roll to vacant crowds. With political unrest embracing the capital, Suva, the nation's tourism industry has reached a virtual standstill. As in the 1987 Fijian coup this years has experienced downfall in the arrivals of tourists to the Fijian Islands as well as the South Pacific region, with the threat of worse to come. Although political turmoil is no stranger to the region's 13 island nations, only twice in the post-colonial era has democracy come under threat on

Current Market Situation An opportunity for Western Slopes's success exists because the national tourism and travel industry is growing 4% and adventure travel 10% annually. According to the Department of Commerce, the US travel and tourism industry is the nation's third largest retail industry and will be number one by the year 2000. Revenues from travel have increased approximately 100% in the last decade with US travel agencies producing over $100 billion in revenues each year. The

The Internet Tourist Guide Of Italy - A city by city guide to Italy. Also has maps and transportation information. TravelEurope's Italy Travel Guide - More than 4000 web pages about Italy including art, history, tourism and hotel information. Sorted by city. Excite's Guide To Italy - What to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, Travel & Tourism Sites, Weather, City Guides, Rick Steves Reviews Italy - Information and personal travel stories from the world famous author's Italy guidebook.

The Jamaican economy is an ailing economy and a prime example of an impoverished nation with an inadequate manufacturing infrastructure, limited nation and agricultural assets and declining foreign investments. With a decline in foreign investments Lee Bailey, President of Cruise Shipping Association who was a guest on the television program, “A Nation In Crisis” on November 2nd, 2000 at 8:30 pm live on T.V. J stated that with no water, no roads no infrastructure why would foreign

Colorado: Then and Now Hard to get and heavy to hold.” (Coel 1) Headlines in 1858 when gold was found along the Platte River. Which started a booming economy in mining. Some struck it rich and some moved on. Some did farming and ranching, while others started a new business and some saw the money in tourism. In time some of these people have continued to become successful and others have found wealth. But what has really happened to the businesses of Colorado as a whole? Mining, f

LES SITES TOURISTIQUES Monaco is a large tourist destination. Monaco bases their economic development on tourism. The Opera, Casinos, and Luxurious relaxing hotels and spas. Monaco is conveniently placed on the edges of France and the ocean. This makes traveling from Nice far easier because you can take a boat. Monaco is also well known for the races. The Monaco grand prix and the Monte Carlo are both famous races, which feature well known drivers that are famous. Monaco’s fame c

Antarctica, located almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle, is a continent of extremes. It is the Earths coldest, driest, windiest, iciest, most isolated, most unpolluted, most fragile and most infertile continent. It remains an untouched and pristine wilderness. The fact that it lacks a centralised government causes it to be susceptible to much disputes between various groups of people that have interests in the continent. The Antarctic Treaty which was signed in 1959 has only som

Dean MacCannell s puts forth an articulate and well-explained account of modern tourism as the quest for authenticity. Particularly interesting are the scattered quotes from the likes of such well-seasoned travelers as Claude Levi-Strauss and Daniel J. Boorstin. In addition, MacCannell s writing contains lengthy, yet indispensable, definition and analysis of terms like the front and back regions of a tourist site: two terms indispensable to the argument of tourism as man s quest for the

Rivers are extremely important to western settlers. The Hoover Dam generates more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity and provides flood and irrigation control. The dam stands 725 feet tall and lets close to 25 billion gallons of water a day through it. Over half of the area around the dam is dry but it is very fertile. The dam is a good way to irrigate these fertile dry lands and provides a good waterway to have activities on. The Hoover Dam is located on the Colorado river

Quintana Roo, Mexico has become an internationally acclaimed tourist development area over the past six years. This may be a difficult concept to grasp considering the states economic condition at the end of the 20th, and the first decade of the 21st century. The current status of a tourism haven was not easily accomplished. It took many years of cooperative tourism planning amongst the state, national government officials, and most importantly, the local communities of the areas bein

Key West Key West is many people's paradise. It has dazzling waters, beautiful beaches, and a wonderful climate. This tiny island is located off the southernmost part of Florida is the only true tropical island in the United States. Thousands of people from all over the world come to Key West every year for the relaxing lifestyle and rich culture. As well as being rich in culture it is rich in history too. Key West has also been the home to many great authors and artists and is k

The Borderlands: 1880 - 1940 The time of change in the region called the "borderlands" occurred during the period between 1880 and 1940. The region became urbanized and ended its years of isolation from the rest of the world. In the past the region s economy was based on ranching and farming. As the region became more urbanized the economy changed. The economy did not change equally between the United States and Mexico, the United States side of the border boomed while Mexico s side did not.

In the year 2030, the Golden State, also known as California, will sink in the sea due to an earthquake reading 10.0 on the rictor scale. All famous landmarks such as Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Disney Land, will be swallowed up. The main problem is where to rebuild Disney Land. Some people say that Disney would go well in Arizona since there isn’t a whole lot to do there. They don’t realize that certain problems will arise such as: Increas

The casino industry in Australia operates under an environment of uncertainty. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australia s 13 casinos recorded a total operating loss of $288 million in 97-98. Outsiders predict a gloomy future for the casino industry in the next few years due to the reduction in international high rollers and the low level of management talent in Australia s young casino industry.?? In this business environment Crown must implement business strategies will carr

Switzerland is located in central Europe. Switzerland is also known as “Confoederatio Helvetica”, therefore the abbreviation of CH. “Confiederatio” stands for “confereration”, “Helvetica” derives for the Latin word “Helvetier”, the name of the people who lived in the area which later became Switzerland. The capital of Switzerland is Bern, which was founded in 1191. Switzerland’s independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers and

If Quebec were to separate, this would certainly have a devastating impact on Canadian society. What many upholders of the separation issue do not realize is that Quebec's needs as a province are being met by Canada's current federal system. The fact that Canada is bilingual is its greatest attribute and changing that would change Canada's stature in the world. The many advantages that Quebec holds, being a Canadian province would cease to exist. The people of Quebec are in the dark about t

THE THIRD WORLD NATION OF VENEZUELA Venezuela, officially Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is the sixth largest country in South America, unique in landscape, flora, fauna, and wild life that rivals the larger nations in South America. In fact, due to it's uniqueness, Venezuela is as much a Caribbean country as it is a South American one. Venezuela lies at the northern extreme of South America, bordered by Columbia to the West, Brazil to the South, Guyana to the East, and the Ca

If we look at the world as if for the very first time through the eyes of an economist, we will be able to fully understand and appreciate the steps that each and every country must take in order to become fully grown. There are five main stages of development these stages, though inevitable according to Karl Marx indirectly generate many problems that may render a country economically unstable. Nevertheless, despite the difficulties that our country (Belize) may face, it is important that w

Unemployment is one of the major economics problems. People who are considered unemployed are those who are seeking work or laid off for more then a week. There are many different reasons why a person could be unemployed. Three of those causes are cyclical, structural and seasonal unemployment. The government tries to find solutions in order to reduce unemployment by making up policies. Cyclical unemployment is one of the causes that creates unemployment. When a person is cyclically unemploye

Much to Marine Atlantic s disappointment, the one hour ferry service from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island is being eliminated by a ten minute drive across one of the most impressive structures in North America. Confederation Bridge is scheduled to be completed by May 31st, 1997, just 44 months after construction began. The bridge has been one of the most controversial topics in Atlantic Canada over the last three years. Questions including; "Will it harm the Northumberland Strait e

Ethnic Affairs of The State All men are created equal. In the books this statement is valid, but in everyday life we have a long way to go before this becomes more than just a perception. The Caribbean Islands that were once only populated by blacks has now become a white man s world. Whites have forced their ideas on the whole world and just about everyone has accepted them. The actions and words that come from the new inhabitants are the white man s views. This change in cultural polit

Hawaii Hawaii is a state that attracts tourists because of its history, geography, entertainment, and culture. It is well known for its volcanoes, beaches, and climate. For these reasons, tourism is the main thing Hawaii is known for. Hawaii was recordivly discovered on January 18, 1778, by 2 explorers, James Cook and Captain Clerke. They went to the shore of Kealakekua Bay, where they were greeted by cheering natives. Later, a native stole one of their boats, so Cook and some ma

Sex Tourism In Thailand Sex Tourism in Thailand As we enter a new millenium the post-colonial nations in the world are still searching for ways to compete in an increasingly globalized, consumption driven economic environment. Many developing countries have speculated that Tourism is an effective catalyst for development as well as increased international understanding. Thailand, who has embraced tourism as the key to its modernization strategy, has been hailed by many as a paradigm for suc

4Sex Tourism in ThailandAs we enter a new millenium the post-colonial nations in the world are still searching for ways to compete in an increasingly globalized, consumption driven economic environment. Many developing countries have speculated that Tourism is an effective catalyst for development as well as increased international understanding. Thailand, who has embraced tourism as the key to its modernization strategy, has been hailed by many as a paradigm for success. Over the past t

Rhinoceros Endangerment There are five types of rhinoceros on Earth. They are the Indian, Sumatran, Javan, Black, and White rhinos. All five species of rhinos are very close to extinction. The rhino population made a rapid decrease in the 1970’s when half of the world’s rhinos disappeared. There are an estimated 10,500 rhinos left worldwide. Their endangerment was cause by several reasons. The Black Rhinoceros population had decreased 90 percent since 1970. There were approxima

Yemen: A Focus on Development for the Oil and Tourism Industries Yemen, a third world country desperately trying to achieve 2nd or even 1st world status, is in the midst of turmoil and tribulation in trying to bail out their economy and increase their level of reform. Since 1995, the Yemeni government began to implement a large scale program of reform. The program was formulated in cooperation with the IMF and the World Bank and it is considered a liberal program aimed at maki

During the 19th century, the untied Sates went under a dramatic transformation. The industrial revolution began. Machines determined everything. The most important machine that was invented in the 19th century was the railroad. It was the first Big Business that started this century. Even though it took a lot of money to run, the railroads made up for it because business s, factories, tourism, etc. Were all in need of it. These railroads broke down local markets into large regional markets. Ca

The Republic of Italy is located in Southern Europe. In Italy, the economy of the North and the economy of the South are dramatically different. This difference is reflected in the population breakdown of Italy. In fact, more than two-thirds of Italy s 57.6 million people live in the urban north. For my third module paper, I will discuss Italy s economy. Concentrating on the role that manufacturing and services play in the economy of Italy. Agriculture In Italy agriculture is not a hug

Assets of Enforced Foreign Language Studies The United States of America is a nation that has a lot of influence in this world. The U.S. is always interacting with foreign nations, which of course speak foreign languages. If the U.S. is going to be interacting with these nations constantly, then there has to be someone that will translate. In order for this to happen learning a foreign language must be emphasized in the U.S. The U.S. as a people want to communicate, compete, and be cons

Explain what is meant by a Current Account Deficit and why is it considered 'bad' to have an increasing CAD? The Current Account Deficit generally means that our nation is spending more than it earns. This means that we have to borrow from other countries in order to pay for the things we purchase (imports). When we borrow from them we have to pay interest rates and these are additions to the original debt, therefor they increase the total debt owed. It is considered a bad thing to have an inc

The introduction of gambling into a community has various effects on local businesses. In a lot of cases new river boats are introduced in areas that are economically depressed in hopes of reviving the community. Supporters of legalized gambling feel that the casinos increase tourism and causes growth in the retail sales industry, and restaurants. Most casinos are not succeeding at the expense of other local businesses. In fact, they actually add to their economies. In Minnesota, countie

Coral reefs are arguably the world s most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing reefs are located close to shore, separated from land by only shallow water. Barrier reefs lie fart

Dominican Republic In 1999, the Dominican Republic continued its miracle growth rate of 8.3%. This was one of the world’s highest growth rates in 1999. In the previous 4 years before, the growth rate of the Dominican Republic was on average, a little over 7%. “The Dominican Republic now leads the world in economic growth. Who would have thought this possible?” In the late 80’s and 1990, the GDP fell by up to 5% and price inflation reached 100%. After this period, the Dominic