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Tourism - terms + definitions


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Tourism - terms + definitions

  1. 1. Tourism Terms + Definitions
  2. 2. Traveller Any person who moves from point A to point B on either permanent or temporary basis.
  3. 3. Tourist: A visitor who travels to a country other than that in which they have usual residence for at least one night but not more than one year, and whose main purpose of visit is other than the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the country visited.
  4. 4. Generating market: A country or region from which a tourist travels (their place of residence)
  5. 5. Host destination: The place the tourist travels to
  6. 6. Inbound or Outbound Travel?  Inbound travel - travel into a country  Outbound travel – travel out of a country
  7. 7. Tourism Services: The services and products to meet tourist needs eg:  Travel agents  Transport to and from the destination  Transport within the destination  Accommodation at the destination  Sightseeing, attractions, activities  Entertainment  Food and beverage  Shopping  Financial services (banks, exchange bureaux)
  8. 8. Tourism as a System Systems theory considers any system to be composed of interdependent and interrelated sub- components or parts, and that the system (the whole) is greater than the simple sum of the parts. Three elements to the system: a geographic element a human element a business element The catalyst to the creation of this system is the tourist.
  9. 9. The geographic element:  The host country or region  The transit route that the tourist takes between host and generating region.
  10. 10. The human element:  The residents of the generating region who have become tourists  The residents of the host region
  11. 11. The business element The tourism industry: “All of those individuals and organizations that have a role in the development and delivery of the tourism product to the tourist “