OVERVIEW OF Hospitality and Tourism2.02 Interpret travel, tourism and recreation industry trends.
General Trends in the Travel and Tourism Industry•Safety and security are of major concern.•Family travel continues to be important.•There is increasing awareness of the influences ofworld culture and the resulting diversity.•The impact of global economic change onnational economies is increasing.
General Trends in the Travel and Tourism Industry (cont.)•Increased interest in sporting events results intravel.•Package tours continue to be popular.•There is a shift from mass marketing to nichemarketing.•There is continued concern for environmentaland cultural aspects of tourism.
General Trends in the Travel and Tourism Industry (cont.)•There is need for support of tourismdevelopment from all levels of government.•Tourism development is one of NC’s toppriorities.
Technology Trends in the Travel Industry•Communications and information technology•Transportation•Recreation equipment•Outer space tourism•Space hotel•Inner space—deep ocean exploration