Impact Of Tourism On The Tourism Industry

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1. Introduction We now live in an age penetrated with revolution, cooperation and competition. With the dramatic development of the global economy and industrialization, there has been a dramatic increase in travel over the last few decades. Ashworth, G. & Page, S.J. argue as if it is a general truth that “the tourism industry clearly needs the varied, flexible and accessible tourism product that cities provide: it is by no means so clear that cities need tourism” (Urban Tourism Research: Recent progress and current paradoxes, Tourism Management, Vol. 32, pp 1-15.). This essay, supports part of the quote, which claims that it is necessary for contemporary cities to offer several types of tourism products for the tourism industry which could be easily reached to the tourists. However, it is doubtful that the tourism modern-day cities do not need the tourism industry. The structure of the paper is as follows. This essay consists of two parts. In the first part, the reason why variable city tourism products are needed would be explained. In the second part, which would be the main part of this paper, the fact that some cities do need the tourism industry to boost their economy is illustrated by some examples. These two parts are independent of each other. 2. The relationship between the tourism industry and tourism products 2.1 What is a tourism product? Mason (2000) and Poerwanto (1998) have made the formulation of the components of tourism product, that is: 1.
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