Demand and Supply of Urban Tourism : Assignment

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Urban Tourism
TABLE OF CONTENTSLITERATURE REVIEW................................................................................................................1REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
LITERATURE REVIEWUrban TourismOne of the most ancient or traditional form of tourism is urban tourism. Whenconsequently multiple tourism activities take place in the city, then it is referred to as urbantourism (Chang and Huang, 2014). Despite of its complex nature, this type of tourism is quitepopular because of certain advantages that arrive with the concept. Cities have been majorcentres for growth because of their direct connectivity in terms of transportation and transfer oftechnology. Aranburu, Plaza and Esteban (2016) stated that travellers always find it easier totravel and plan their trips within cities as compared to exploring destinations that fall at theoutskirts. The major reason behind this kind of choice is convenience and ease of conveyance forthe same. According to Papadimitriou, Apostolopoulou and Kaplanidou (2015), urban tourismproducts include extensive shopping, performing leisure activities, visiting cultural and heritagesites, entertainment events, sports and visiting friends or family. Furthermore, this type oftourism can also be considered in-the-city tourism which defines the close proximity of variousattractions and better size and quality of accommodation. As per the views of Papadimitriou,Kaplanidou and Apostolopoulou (2015), tourists prefer historical monuments, structures andsites of world heritage importance as primary components of their tour. On the contrary,religious and cultural activities are often not categorised as part of urban tourism. Demand and Supply of Urban Tourism Demand and supply are two sides of a single coin. Any sort of inequality in either of thetwo attributes results in imbalanced trade. Rogerson and Crush (2014) accounted that tourismdemand is recognised by the claims and requirements which are addressed by tourists andtravellers. For instance, the need of individuals in a city to get accommodation nearest to therailway station is a demand placed in urban tourism. On the contrary, supply is an action orstrategy which is initiated for meeting the needs and requirements of the customer (Ezaki, 2016).For the proposed example, development of a hotel or guest house for enhancing theaccommodation is a sort of supply which is provided for fulfilling needs of customers.Current DebatesSustainability is one of the primary issues which are currently being debated oninternational level. As per the views of Rogerson and Crush (2014), growing population and1

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