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Sectors in Tourism


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Sectors in Tourism

  1. 1. The tourism industry has been divided into eight different sectors or areas.The following sector descriptions are brief overviews. 1. Accommodation 2. AdventureTourism and Recreation 3. Attractions 4. Events and Conferences 5. Food and Beverage 6.Tourism Services 7.Transportation 8.TravelTrade
  2. 2. Accommodation is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry. It is also a concern of every traveler, whether looking for a place to pitch a tent or a luxury suite in a fancy resort. Booking accommodation, dealing with the vast array of accommodation options, and considering alternative lodging options are all issues that travelers face.
  3. 3. clients request active, recreational experiences or travel adventures where they can learn about nature and/or culture are driving the growth. Two Categories: Hard adventure - Involves some risk and involves some risk and requires strenuous physical exertion on part of the participant. Soft adventure - Is less risky, less strenuous, and requires little or no participation.
  4. 4. Is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its inherent or exhibited natural or cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, offering leisure, adventure, amusement and medical services for aging travelers.
  5. 5. Events and conferences contribute dollars to communities. Not only do travelers spend money on the event or conference itself, but 'spinoff dollars' are also spent on everything from accommodation to souvenirs. EXAMPLES: Special Events Conferences, Meetings,Trade Shows and Conventions
  6. 6. The food and beverage industry is a $32 billion a year industry. Encompasses all types of establishments that supply food and beverages for consumption
  7. 7. Made up of the organizations, associations, government agencies and companies that specialize in serving the needs of the tourism industry Several areas that make up this sector: 1. Government 2. Industry Associations 3. Retail 4. Research
  8. 8. Defined as an industry that provides for the movement, comfort and enjoyment of people. Categories: 1. AirTransport 2. GroundTransport 4. RailTransport 5.WaterTransport
  9. 9. Supports the bookings and sales in the other sectors. People that work in the travel trade make reservations for accommodations, tours, transportation, food and beverage and/or for attractions. 2 Subcategories: a. RetailTravel Agencies b.WholesaleTour Operators
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