Ecotourism, Tourism, and Development in Mexico “The issue of growth in the travel industry - how much, how fast, what kind - is crucial to the future of communities, local lifestyles and cultures, and the natural environment. There are a variety of instabilities and inequities associated with the expansion of tourism. If the social costs of infinite growth (human consequences of ecological pollution, centralized concentration of power, inequitable income distribution) are as high as they appear to be, our current social systems cannot support such growth indefinitely. Tourism remains a passive luxury for thousands of travelers. This must change” (Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel by Deborah McLaren, 1998, p. 6).
(2015) explains the importance of stakeholders with the tourism industry by explaining how each stakeholder influences the industry in offering new destinations, packaging destinations for new clientele, remarketing vacation destination and additional tour companies. Each industry stakeholder has their own agenda in achieving success, but the industry needs to work together in order to achieve success due to the highly competitive nature of business. Economically the industry has been expanding and developing tourism by offering a wide range of destinations and package vacations globally. The industry stakeholders are listening to the customers and offering unique and exciting destinations, thus increasing sales and opening up the tourism industry into a new
The article discusses the five key approaches of destinations, which I relate back to the types of tourism development discussed in chapter four of our textbook. There are three types of tourism development and they include tourist enclaves, resorts, and tourism zones (Williams, Stephen, and Alan Lew, pg. 87-88). The topic of this article and these types of tourism development relate to each other because these forms of tourism development are “destinations” in themselves. For example, one of the forms of tourism development is a resort. The textbook defines a resort as “a specific property that offers a combination of accommodations and leisure and recreation services, and a destination that collectively offers these” (Williams, Stephen, and Alan Lew, pg. 87-88). I relate this definition back to the first key approach discussed in the article, which is explaining how the basic needs of a destination are having a destination, transportation, and activities within the destination ((Howie, F. (2003). Managing the tourist destination. London: Cengage Learning EMEA)” (Jovicic, Dobrica Z). This is the first step in making a certain place a destinations that tourists will want to
For variety of reasons ,tourism continues to be increasingly attractive alternative for improving the economics of small cities and towns ,people travel more today than ever before .along with an increase in the number of people moving from one place to another comes increased opportunities to serve the unique needs of the traveler. This provide opportunity for communities to serves these needs and capture a share of traveler spending.
Tourism is one of the most important and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Contributing more than 10.3% to the world´s gross domestic product, this sector needs special attention (WTO, 2006).
Globalisation with its transcontinental flows, patterns of social interaction has given the tourism industry free reign to develop throughout the world also known as the ..global village.” The tourism industry has become a major sector for the global economy and is rapidly growing of tremendous annual rate and these changes can affect the host community and also on a global level.
Tourism is an important and intricate element to society. It affects economical, social, cultural and environmental elements. Tourism can be argued to have a negative impact on the environment and decrease our already depleting resources, but tourism can also be argued to be a major contributor to strengthening economies, spread cultural traditions and improve people’s lives. Tourism
In every tourism policy, one can find different issues and challenges that a particular country is facing or has to face as a destination which is trying to manage and compete with other countries all over the word especially those who offer basically the same product to the tourists. A tourism policy shows a number of policy responses and a number of aims and tasks which the government of that particular destination is committed to do in a stipulated number of years.