Tourism highlights

  1. What were the top three countries in terms in international arrivals in 2014
    France, the United States, Spain (and China)
  2. What were the top three countries in terms of international receipts in 2014?
    Again the top three countries of the international arrival numbers are also the top in terms of international receipts in 2014.
  3. Explain the difference in patterns depicted by your answers of question 1 and 2.
    Since the top three rankings are exactly the same, I suspect the tourism entering the countries flourishes the economy allowing people to gain more money to be allowed to travel more. This basically resembles a cycle of these countries developing each other.
  4. Describe the recent trends of tourism in Africa.
    Africa seems to be weak on it’s tourist specialities looking at the continent showing the least percentage growth of the arrivals having only 2% with 56million people. This suggests African countries are not yet developed enough in order to have the economy to sustain tourism and it’s business.
  5. Describe the changes in international tourist arrivals between 1950 and 2010. (p.14)
    Globally having only 25 million tourists travelling in 1950, having over 1133million tourist arrivals later on shows a huge improvement.
  6. In your opinion, why has tourism increased since the 1950s?
    Perhaps as time passes, tourism has become a more major thing due to the development of transportation. Nowadays planes and train rides has spread through many countries being easier to access in comparison to the 50’s.