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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1Select two leading destinations, one from UK or Europe and another from outside the EU andpresent data and information in terms of income generated and visitors numbers.....................1Analyze data and establish future trends for the above destinations and interpret......................2Identify and examine the major tourist generators in the world and the source of tourists asrelevant to the above destinations................................................................................................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5Using examples analyze the cultural, social, physical features of the destinations consideringtheir appeal as a tourism (destination) products..........................................................................5Compare the features of the developing tourist destinations with the leading touristdestinations..................................................................................................................................5TASK 3............................................................................................................................................6Examine the factors that appeals visitors and compare the appeal of a leading touristdestination with that of a developing tourist destination.............................................................6Evaluate and discuss how the characteristics of a tourist destination affect its appeal...............7TASK 4............................................................................................................................................7With examples, analyze and discuss the issues that affect the image and popularity of thetourist destinations.......................................................................................................................7Examine and discuss how responsible tourism could enhance the potential of developing andpromoting destinations for visitors..............................................................................................8CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONThe tourist is the specific sector for every country and continents. The travel and tourismis done for the pleasure and own satisfaction. As per the tourism is concern in today’s scenario,the impact of the tourism fluctuates due to the change in the seasons and presence of destinationsfor tourist visits, transportation and accommodation process etc. Hence, any tourist considers allthe given features before choosing a destination. The same concept has been utilized to compareLondon and Paris which is the basis of given report.TASK 1Select two leading destinations, one from UK or Europe and another from outside the EU andpresent data and information in terms of income generated and visitors numbersAs per the tourist industry is concern, there is the maximum amount of finance isgenerated from these industry. The financial condition of an economy of a place is gettingaffected due to the tourism industry. To analyze the importance of the tourist destination it isrequired to examine the number of visitors visiting the particular place. The GDP of theparticular country is getting increased due to the increase in the income generated from theparticular place. As per the research is concern, the two places that have been chosen are Londonand Paris. As per the information of the tourism industry London and Paris are the destinationthat was popular from the earlier days and is the most famous destination for the long holidaysand honeymoon couples. Both the destinations are generating income from the tourism and thetable below shows presents the comparison of the visitors in last two years i.e. 2010 and 2009.YearLONDON (ARRIVAL OF THETOURIST) IN MILLIONSPARIS (ARRIVAL OF THETOURIST) IN MILLIONS201026.210.5200924.896.6As per the data is concern there is the increment of 5% growth in the number of thevisitors to London in 2010 as compared to the 2009. The increment is major focusing on theincrement of the income generated from the tourism industry. Now in case of the Paris, there isthe 59% growth in the number of visitors which defines that the generated income would haveincreased with the rising figures in 2010 as compared to 2009. As per the information of theWorld Tourism Organization (WTO) the tourism income have been forecasted to reach 9241
million in 2008 as compared to 2007. Due to the recession in the time period the figure gotdistracted and there was a downfall in the tourism industry. But this recession has not affectedsome of the famous places such as Paris and London. The statistical research states the numberof the visitors in France and United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010are as follows:WorldpositioncountryContinentVisitors in2007Visitors in2008Visitors in2009Visitors in20101FranceEurope80.979.276.876.36UnitedKingdomEurope30.930.128.228.1The data shows that there is the drastic fall in the number of the visitors in both the placesand the fall are seen at the time of the recession. Due to this the income sources of the places alsogot differed. In the famous foreign destinations, London and Paris are the two places that attractthe tourist the most. The table below shows the income generated by the London and Paris formthe tourism industry.YearLONDON (REVENUE FROMTHE TOURIST) IN BILLIONSPARIS (REVENUE FROMTHE TOURIST) IN BILLIONS201118.9217.5201221.117.8Analyze data and establish future trends for the above destinations and interpretThe above data shows the income generated from the visitors to London is 2012 is moreas compared to the income generated to Paris from the same industry. According to the data, theincome London from the tourist industry was 18.92 which was almost 1.42 more than the Paris.The main reasons are that the visitors think that the London is having maximum experiences incontext of tourist than Paris. As per the report of Paris-Ile de France Regional TourismCommittee (CRT) the London is nominated as the top in the list of five famous places of Europe.The facilities for the tourist in the city of London are better than that of Paris. The taxis areavailable at the better condition in London for the tourist than that in Paris (Dimanche andReisinger, 2009). There are more restaurants for the tourists in London as compared to Paris thatare offering the luxurious services to the visitors on regular basis. There are more destinationswhich look better than the destinations in Paris for the visitors. Landmarks as London Eye,Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament of London attracts more as they all look superiorthan what Paris has on proffer for tourists. The facilities of the hotels are better as compared to2
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