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Unit 1 – the uk travel and tourism

  1. 1. Criteria: P3Scenario: You are employed in a Tourist Information Centre andrequired to investigate organisations in travel and tourism. Youmust produce a presentation that outlines the different parts of thedomestic, outbound and inbound tourism sectors.Unit 1 – The UK travel andtourism industry
  2. 2. Domestic Tourism TransportProvidersTour Operator example Scoot Cycling Holidays Ltd provides cycling holidaysthroughout Yorkshire The service is designed toplease every time A tour operator typically combines tourand travel components to create aholiday. The role of transport provider is toprovide a service for traveller’s and makeprofit. There are three main types of transport:Bus: Public buses, couchesAir: British Airways, Jet-easySea: P&O ferriesRail: Euro-starDomestic tourism is when people take holidays, short breaks and daytrips in their own country.21 StGeorgesPlace, YORK, YO24 1DT
  3. 3. Domestic Tourism AccommodationSelf catering (holiday cottages)- Marlin ApartmentsBed and Breakfast-Lime Tree HotelCamping and caravanning- The Camping and Caravanning ClubHostels- YHA London CentralHotels – Premier Inn London County HallTypes of accommodation
  4. 4. Domestic Tourism Attractions Visitor attractions can be classified into twocategories, man-made or natural-made. Man made would include everything from Disneyland tothe worlds biggest ball of yarn. Natural-made would include everything from beaches tomountains. Attractions are important to the tourism industry becauseboth of these types of attractions are the only factor fortourism.Example Heritage site: Blenheim Palace Natural attraction: The Lake District Purpose built: Windsor Castle
  5. 5. Domestic Tourism SupportOrganisations Visit Britain is primarily responsible for the promotionof tourism to Britain from overseas and also hasresponsibility for the marketing of England within theUK ( Public) Regional Tourism Board role is to develop andpromote tourism in their local area.
  6. 6. Outbound Tourism Travel Agents Outbound tourism is when someone goes out of theirown country. it can for holidays, business, trip etc. An outbound tour operator provides package holidaysfrom the UK to overseas. Thomson holidays is one of the largest tour operator in UK Multiples – travel agencies which have a large chain ofbranches. Thomas cook Independent – small, private businesses that have one ora small number of travel agencies. Cooperative Travel Online – online travel agencies only operate on theinternet and have no physical outlet on high street. Ebookers
  7. 7. Outbound Tourism TransportProviders The UK has a variety of ferry, rail and airlineorganisations providing transport services to othercountries. The three main outbound transport provider’s Outbound airlines e.g. Virgin Atlantic Outbound ferry service e.g. Norfolk line Outbound rail service e.g. Eurostar People hire care because their destination is farfrom the airport or they havent arrange othervehicle to their destination. Car hire company: Avis
  8. 8. Outbound Tourism SupportOrganisations Its important to have travel insurance in case you flight iscancelled, you lost your luggage or someone stole yourpassport/documents and if you get involved in accident. Travel insurance agency: Direct travel insurance ABTA- The travel association- the role of ABTA is to protect thetraveller’s money from any possible financial failure of tour operators ortravel agents. CAA-Civil Aviation Authority-it has the responsibilities include airsafety, consumer protection, environmental research and airspaceregulation.
  9. 9. Inbound Tourism TransportProviders Inbound tour operators organise holidays to adifferent countrys, and can organise packageholidays Gullivers - is a inbound tour operator. Coach operator role is to provide a variety oftransport options for inbound tourist ranging fromsimple airport to accommodate transfers. Guide of British Coach Operator’s
  10. 10. Inbound Tourism SupportServices The role of a guiding service to inbound tourists is togive all the information about historical places andfamous place. Meet England- Meet England is the official bodyresponsible for promoting England as a meetingsand events destination for business tourist. UK Inbound- UK inbound is the only tradeassociation to represent and unite the UKs inboundtourism businesses.