Hospitality 101 - Why People Travel
Hospitality 101 - Why People Travel HTM 101
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Hospitality 101 Why People Travel Chapter 3 Why People Travel 0 A trip away may be because need a vacation Visit friends family work conference sporting events college campus Visit 0 Success accomplishment Traveling for pleasure o 81 of travel is pleasure travel leisure recreation holidays and Visiting friends relatives 0 Why people travel experience new surroundings experience other cultures rest and relax Visit friends family sporting events 0 Reasons for an increase in travel longer life span exible working hours early retirement greater ease of travel tendency to take shorter more frequent trips increase in standard of living 0 A few of the best appeals of travel scenic beauty pleasant attitudes of local people suitable accommodations rest and relaxation 0 Four basic considerations emerged as factors including travel entertainment purchase opportunities climate for comfort and cost 0 Beauty satisfaction is in the eye of the beholder traveler 0 Travel is an experience M a tangible object results in psychic rewardpunishment 0 Business travel has declined general economic climate acts of terrorism and reduced company budgets 0 Business travelers are those who travel for business purposes 0 Many people are making more money travel costs are declining or remaining constant creating a positive future for the travel industry Traveling has allowed for international understandings Creates an enhanced understanding of peace prosperity human rights freedom The competitiveness of international destinations is based on such attributions as service quality price safety security entertainment weather infrastructure and natural environment The roots of ecotourism emerged as a reaction to the negative resources ecosystems and cultural destinations responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the wellbeing of the host people Ecotourism Society Interactions between host and guests include exchange of expectations stereotypes and expressions of ethnicity and culture Ecotourism is more individualized tourism with a conscience developing countries with vast natural surroundings Limitations of ecotourism include strict control of waterelectricity tougher recycling methods monitoring the size of people visiting Sustainable tourism is a main source of worldwide promotion of tourism in all communities in all countries Poorly managed tourism means a greater threat of natural resources Superstructure consist of airports convention centers hotels Infrastructure consists of electricity water communications How to balance tourism growth with environmental protection Partnershipcooperation within the tourism industry and between businesses governments and tourism Governments have a major part in lowering the environmental impact of tourism may restrict increase access to places by manipulating air railroad and cruise capacity no way to get there no tourists The focus of ecotourism is to draw attention to places that are underdeveloped or unknowledgeable about and finding what else is there along with adventure Cultural tourism is defined as tourists visits wholly or partly drawn because of cultural interest about a particular community region group or institution The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations UNESCO is a number of world heritage sites worthy cultural protection and prevention of national cultural heritage Tourism and Art have a debatable relationship Pro Placing traditional artwork in hotels increases the demand for it 9 creates more Con People don t want replicas Tourism enhances the arts and crafts of a destination by providing new markets for art1sans Heritage Tourism is tourism that respects natural and built environments of the heritage of the people and place Heritage related tourism is on the rise especially in America due to greater interest in our roots Provides travelers with unique experiences such as being transformed into a specific place or time People becoming aware of conserving energy water ect correlate that with wanting to learn more about heritage and other conservation efforts One of the most visited historic places in America is the Alamo in Texas it attracts over 25 million visitors a year The main problem with conserving heritage is that the sheer volume of tourism may if not properly managed come into con ict with and defeat the conservation of the tourism heritage Core idea in heritage tourism save your heritage share it visitors recap the economic benefits of tourism Tourism development usually involves interactions between several government and private organizations The purpose of preservation is to protect those assets for the enjoyment of preset and future generations Preservation pays Including preservation reserves in metropolitan areas increases more work for small towns generate new prosperity and attract other forms of economic development along with tourism Ensuring that increased visitation doesn t destroy the very qualities that attract tourists in the first place The preservation and continuation of traditions is important to tell the story of the past and to not forget the events of the past Another reason why heritage tourism is on the rise in the United States is that travelers seek experiences that are distinctive not homogenized Four Steps to a Comprehensive Heritage Program assessing the potential planning and organizing preparing protecting and managing marketing for success Nature Tourism is motivated by nature example national park forests preservation site References Works Cited Walker John R Exploring the Hospitality Industry Upper Saddle River NJ Prentice Hall 2011 Print