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The 8 Sectors of the Tourism Industry
Transcript of The 8 Sectors of the Tourism Industry
The 8 Sectors of the Tourism Industry
Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions also known as MICE industry is a type of Tourism where large groups of people come together for a particular purpose. Meeting, events and conferences have grown to be a very important and valuable tourism generator since the 1950's and has become an important source of income for the travel industry. Meetings and conferences create demand for services that are provided by the other sectors of Tourism such as transportation, attractions and accommodations. The meetings, events and conferences business is now a multi-billion dollar a year industry and is estimated that more than 100 000 meetings and more than 60 000 conferences are held in Canada annually. Most of the business meetings in Canada were regional up until the late 1950's which means that meetings would have been held in the same province or area that the company is located. This was because long distance travel was impractical. People traveled mainly by rail or by road when traveling long distances back then. Nowadays with cheaper and more reliable airlines companies and businesses can afford to go to different countries for their meetings and conferences.
Meeting, Events, and Conferences
Adventure Tourism can be broke up into two pieces; hard tourism adventure and soft tourism. Hard tourism involves a greater risk, and extensive planning. Soft tourism is low risk and requires minimum preparation. Recreation is an activity done for enjoyment when one is not working. Ecotourism is tourism directed toward exotic, often threatened, natural environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.
Adventure Tourism, Recreation, and Ecotourism
Accommodations are the changes made in an activity, program, facility or place. Accommodations are used for tourist to spend the night; this includes hotels, motels and resorts. For example Amy and Mark are tourists traveling to Toronto, for accommodation they chose the Trump hotel to stay for 5 days. They will be staying for 4 night at the Trump Hotel and leaving on the 5th day. The Trump Hotel is a Five Star luxury hotel and is Canada's tallest residential structure. This hotel includes 261 guest rooms and 118 private residences. Accommodations are important because tourist need a place to stay and be accommodated. When accommodated guests from near and far should feel a warm hospitable accommodations making you feel right at home, whether it be for a weekend getaway or a family vacation or a business trip. Accommodations are important to the tourism industry because, it give the tourist a place to live and stay for a temporally amount of time.
The travel trade is a whole sales of companies, for charter, tour and inbound operations. This also includes retail travel agencies, business travel departments and travel club. The Travel Trade departments can provide you with collateral material, images, information. Travel trades also improve customer service and satisfaction while increasing your business and companies. These are the departments that put together packages and idea for people to travel. Joying traveling agencies help tourist find their destinations and accommodations.
Tourism services performs three functions:
it provides support for tourism activities
promotes other tourism sectors
directly serves the traveling public
For example reservations and information centers.
Food And Beverage
This sector covers air, land and water travel, which included cruises, trains, taxis, motor coach and airplanes etc. It is important to have efficient and good transportation since is crucial to the tourism industry in any country and also accounts for 1/3 of the tourism expenditure in Canada. Transportation is part of the infrastructure, since it something that supports the visitors. Transportation is dependent on superstructure and infrastructure being developed. For example, cruises need docks for landing and attractions on shore for tourism to visit. As travel became more popular there were more improvements to the roads, railways, stream ship services and there was an introduction to express transportation to reduce wait ad travel time. As travel and transportation evolved, travel agencies and tour companies were created, which added to the tourism industry. A form of transportation included cruises. The origin of the cruise industry started in 1700’s that shipped cargo and a few passengers. There were many ears to the industry that included cruises for luxury ad clipper ships that included passengers and freight just to name a few. In 1959 when air travel accounted for 63% of travel, the cruise industry could’t compete with factors just as resorts and air travel.
Food and beverage outlets can range from restaurants and bars to nightclubs and posh dining rooms. Kitchen staff, room service staff, food and beverage servers and bartenders are just some of the positions that are available in this area.
Attractions - The action of power of evoking interest, pleasure, or liking something or someone. Every province and territory in Canada has major and minor attractions that attract visitors. Attractions include places such museums, art galleries, zoo's, water parks, casinos, aquariums, etc. A lot of attractions are for educational purposes and are for entertainment. This generates tourism venues. This is important around the world to show history and places to visit with the family. This allowing people around the world to discuss their stay and maintain the importance of history while they're visiting. Due to our Northern climate and visitor seasons, they are a vital and vibrant part of tourism industry.
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today our group will be exploring the 8 sectors of tourism.
Shall we begin!!!
That's it! Those are the 8 sectors of tourism. We really hope you learned something new about tourism.
Remember class, have your homework done for next week ;)