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The gardens burst with interesting plants such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Furzey Gardens, an informally planted woodland garden established in 1922....
A 4 Star Lakeside Luxury Windermere Hotel, one of the finest Hotels in Windermere, Cumbria or Lake District. To add to your comfort, we have a lakeside Spa, where you can relax and unwind. Superb food and careful consideration for your every comfort...
Skinners Farm is a mixed beef and arable farm with three holiday caravans on site. Close to the yachting town of Cowes it is the ideal base for cycling and walking holidays and is family friendly.
Family run guest house offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the sleepy West Highland village of Ballachulish, Glencoe...
Family run small hotel / guesthouse 300 metres from the beach, in a quiet unspoilt village 2 miles from Lyme Regis. Short walk pubs & restaurants. Free breakfast, free parking, free Wifi. Family suites with adjoining rooms available.
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Luxury Bed & Breakfast yards from the golden beaches a few minutes walk to the town, South facing rooms with modern facilities, Popular Breakfast menu, Private Parking, open all year...
Why swim with Dolphins when you can swim with Monsters! Visit Scotland's secret coasts in sublime luxury on the 33M Superyacht The Spirit of Fortitude with The Royal Scottish Shipping Line. Private Charter and Scheduled Cruises available...
We are a local based company in Newcastle that specialise in accommodation only and package weekends for Stag and Hen Parties, Group bookings and birthdays!
An amazing Brazilian Restaurant in Bromley, providing your with spectacular meat and impeccable customer service! Steakhouse and tapas bar. Come and visit us.......
Beautiful Holiday parks in Devon,Cornwall and Somerset. From Glamping to Camping, John Fowler Holidays has it all! With 14 amazing locations, look no further than John Fowlers Holiday Parks!
Strawberry Fields is a great value and very friendly Brighton Bed and Breakfast. We are located just a few minutes from the seafront and only ten minutes walk from the centre of Brighton...
Visit Suffolk is the official site of the Suffolk Tourist Board and contains listings for all the best places to stay, eat and see in Suffolk.
Hotel complex with outdoor pool and a fitness facility. High-speed Internet is complimentary...
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We are a comfortable and friendly privately owned bed and breakfast situated near to the Melton Mowbray, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. We also run day courses to inspire you, so with us, you have peaceful nights, and inspiring days.....
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Local knowledge you could need to properly unlock our wonderful city. We provide bespoke tours in Melbourne and manage visitor's experiences of the city from arrival till departure...
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Our travel agency business is run by experienced agents who deal with your requirements over the phone and give expert advice as per one’s budget. Our Fares are very competitive and we can also guarantee the safety of your money...
I am your personal travel consultant. Great deals, massive choice, ABTA bonded, ATOL protected. Backed by Not Just Travel, with access to over 400 suppliers and millions of holidays....
ProGolf Tours is a unique golfing vacation experience. Our members visit and play some of the best courses in Europe accompanied by a PGA professional...
We offer a selection of beautiful log cabins for self catering holidays in Cumbria. All of our self catering homes are in easy reach of the Cumbria National Park....
Holidays2NewZealand is an online specialist, arranging tailor-made family holidays, wildlife holidays, fly-drives, multi-centres, escorted tours and more...

The Travel & Tourism Industry
The travel and tourism industry creates approximately 9% of total GDP, providing over 230 million jobs (about 8% of global employment). The prosperity of Global travel and tourism markets is primarily related to economic factors such as global oil prices, air fares, disposable income and currency exchange. Health and safety issues (such as outbreaks of viruses or volcanic eruptions), and political unrest also have a significant impact on tourism to specific destinations. Despite economic uncertainty, in the last decade there has been an increase in tourist visits and international passenger travel. The numbers of passengers travelling abroad and occupying hotel rooms has grown about 5%.

Hundreds of years ago travel for leisure was restricted to individuals with wealth. These individuals had the means to travel unhindered around Europe, sometimes for months or years. Post industrialisation, the innovation of rail and steamship travel made tourism more accessible and more affordable. For the first time, travel was not just restricted to those with unlimited resources. Ordinary people could encounter new places, sights and sounds.

Travel companies were formed, helping individuals and families plan holidays and time off. Tourism became an industry in its own right. Since these early days of travel, people have ventured further and further a field. Advances in air travel mean tourists can travel almost anywhere and go there amazingly fast. Nowadays, the top destinations in terms of numbers of international tourist visitors are France, United States of America, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. These places are popular both in summer and winter months.

For most people, a holiday means a chance to escape to experience good weather, new sights, good cuisine and different cultures. Leisure time is precious. So an increasing number of tourists are seeking out more and more adventurous and exciting activities to do on their holiday. For example, white water rafting, caving, canoeing and horse riding are all popular.

The way we book a holiday has dramatically changed in the last twenty years. Many of us prefer to compare prices of package deals and book online, rather than see a local travel agent. Many tourists research fellow travellers reviews before taking the plunge. Tourists are less swayed by the recommendations of high street travel agents and choose instead to book transport and holiday accommodation separately. Activities are bolted on, booked directly with operators.

There has been a rise in the number of people taking package holidays, in an attempt to control and fix costs. Airport taxes and fuel costs have increased and have meant that costs have been mounting. Budget airlines that once offered good value for money have increasingly bolted on additional costs for baggage, in-flight food, etc. The package tour is seeing something of a comeback, where travel, accommodation and even activities are all booked with one tour operator. Package holidays can provide the protection of a fixed price, and often provide added comfort in knowing you are dealing with one primary contact both in the UK and at your holiday destination.

Holidays combining working for charities or undertaking activities abroad to raise money for charities is another area of the travel and tourism industry that is on the rise. These vacations offer the opportunity for groups of individuals with like minded values to meet and take on projects that would otherwise not happen. Examples include digging wells for clean water in Cambodia, and cycling across deserts raising funds for worthy causes both at home and abroad. With the environment at the forefront of many people’s minds, and their desire to have a positive impact on a destination. This has resulted in more people staying closer to home for their holidays. Travelling less and undertaking activities that can help wildlife, flora and fauna. This is good news to wildlife charities who are on the lookout for volunteers.

The economic climate will also govern that consumers elect to take “staycations” and explore the countryside, coast lines, parks and cities that are on their doorstep. Days out with family and friends means there has been a marked increase in the amount of “at home” destination advertising on the web and television. Direct employment opportunities are positively impacted by tourism. Staff employed in hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions etc will enjoy an upturn in working hours when venues are busy. However, tourism employment is still extremely seasonal. Indirectly, employment will increase when the demand for goods and services are increased. Food production will see an increase in demand by tourists and as such factories, packing companies and vendors will have need for more staff.


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