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TOURISM “Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business, and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.” World Tourism Organization www.unwto.org
TOURISM • The WTO employs three criteria to determine if a trip is tourism: • Displacement – normally transport is involved • Purpose – you are not going to receive payment • Duration – maximum stay: one year
Travelandtourism • Lies at the centre of several industries: • Accommodation • Attractions and activities • Catering/Food and Beverage (F&B) • Entertainment/Recreation • Tourist information • Travel agents • Tour operation • Transportation
Tourismindustry • Givesrise to manyjobsthatinvolve a wide range ofpersonalqualities, skillsandknowledge: • Tourguide • Receptionist • Hotel manager • Baggagehandler • Skiinstructor • Waiter • Children’sactivityorganizer • (…)
Vocabularyexercise: • 1.Complete the sentences with the words below. The definitions were taken from the UNWTO site: http://media.unwto.org/en/content/understanding-tourism-basic-glossary • Travel refers to the activity of travellers. A _______________ is someone who moves between different geographic locations, for any purpose and any duration. The visitor is a particular type of traveller and consequently _________________ is a subset of travel. • A ____________ is a traveller taking a __________ to a main destination outside his/her usual environment, for less than a year, for any main purpose (business, leisure or other personal purpose) other than to be employed by a resident entity in the country or place visited. A visitor (domestic, inbound or outbound) is classified as a _____________ (or overnight visitor), if his/her trip includes an overnight stay, or as a same-day visitor (or excursionist) otherwise. tourist visitor traveller trip tourism