Spain is one of the most famous resort destination for holiday golfing in the world thanks for its typical destination as well as wonderful climate. Costal del Sol (also called Costal de Golf) is the place which grows the most density of golf installations in the Continental Europe. Costal de Sol is located in the south of Spain and the region is the world’s famous tourist destination. With wonderful location and excellent climate, there are over 70 golf courses developed in this area, specially the province of Málaga where golf lovers can visit all year round. In 2017, the number of visitors to Málaga province raised 2.6 percent compared to the figures in 2016 which is 1.6 million travelers between hotels and resorts. The rapid development …show more content…
In 2016 the Costa del Sol broke tourism records pulling in more than five million guests and seeing record quantities of overnight hotel remains which contained 75 percent of international visitors. (Adam Neale, 2016) During the summer 2017 period, the hotels occupancy rates in Costa de Sol reached 83.57%. Due to the rapid growth in the number of golf courses associated with hotels, resorts, the local society had gained advantages such as: increasing in employment and income benefits (both direct and indirect), the climb of taxes to local and governments, attracting more investment from abroad to the area, raising the local life quality, increasing local poverty values and also bringing better education, health and social benefits. For instance, foreign tourism boosted up half of Málaga’s economy in 2016 by rose the GDP to 26.8 percent. (CAPD, 2016) In Málaga today, the tourism and service industries are the fundamental part of …show more content…
The traffic jam is now a huge problem for travelers as well as local people in Málaga. According to a local newspaper, the traffic frequently heavies at lunchtime as tourists go to shoreline to eat as local people go home for lunch. Golf courses irrigation brought major impacts on the environment especially the amount of water used. In Málaga 2005, the total water consumption was around 11.8 million m3 and the amount could be much higher during the high season. Málaga city sources its water from the Guadalhorce. Half portion of the water is utilized for irrigating golf courses and the rest for the local neighborhood. The city water organization has grumbled that old or harmed field water system trench are squandering water that the public could use. (Peláez, 2016) Not only the vast used of water can affect the environment but also the process of refurbishing golf courses. Many chemical products and biocides were adopted to maintain the greenness, control insects… which corrupt both air and water. Additional speaking, more local people are forced to speak English because of the enormous number of foreign tourists coming which could diminish the culture of the city... As golf courses are built in luxury and exclusive resorts, the expenses from the tourists are demanded in a more higher level. The result was the prices
Spain the beautiful, known for its historic monuments and culture. Spain stretched with amazing cities and towns complimented with modern and ancient architecture. Not only does it`s architecture and culture speak volumes, but it`s physical geography is breath taking. My personal interest in the country of Spain is based primarily on my heritage and being of Spanish decent myself. Spain is one of the cultural centers of Europe. It`s flag is yellow and red, the yellow emphasizes cheerfulness and hope while the red represents strength leadership and confidence. The flag was adopted in 1785, consist of three horizontal stripes a yellow stripe between two red stripes with the coast of arms on the yellow stripe.” ("Spain.” Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations). We will explore Spain`s communication, its geography, military
Tourism has become a commercial business, which has obvious benefits to the said economy, the environment and society. Often, the positive economic impacts persuade governments, companies and individuals to get involved with the development of tourism. Tourism creates jobs, both
The colonial world of New Spain was distinctive because the development of a new and vibrant economy. New Spain had several important aspects of a vibrant economy the first being the imperial system aspect. Keeping control, of the new colony was a slow and tedious, which left most of the power of Spanish elite. This would create a positive outcome for New Spain that if the crown would issue orders that did not seem in the best interest of the local situation the viceroy would issue a note called Obedezco pero no cumplo meaning they obey the order but do no execute it. This leaves huge opportunity for the colony to grow free from irrational royal decrees. Another major factor in New Spain’s animated economy is the fact that the policies set
Tourism is a dynamic and competitive industry that requires the ability to adapt constantly to customers' changing needs and desires, as the customer’s satisfaction, safety and enjoyment are particularly the focus of tourism businesses. In her book Rosalie Schwartz defines tourists as “sedentary people who leave home for pleasure and intend to return.” But “leisure creates work, it requires the work from others to ensure tourists find the pleasure they’re looking for.” Schwartz thesis in the book is that tourism in Cuba completely changed the social and economic aspect of the island; the author focuses in three tourist peaks in Cuba starting in 1920s, 1950s, and finally the 1980s.
Tourism is a very large driving force for the economy of Mendocino county. Lodging, bars and restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations/convenience stores, and retail/shopping stores are the groups of businesses that feel the impact of the 306.6 million dollars’ tourists spend in the county every year. Money spent from tourism has many social impacts such as identity and pride in the community which keep residents in the area, increased migration to the area for those seeking a better life for themselves, and opportunities for growth for small businesses which also enable a “way in” for potential new residence to the
This report is designed with two purposes. The first is to provide golf courses with options to help increase the number of golfers they bring in and retain. By increasing their participation levels courses will see a marked increase in the profits they are able to generate. Secondly this report will supply individuals unfamiliar with golf a look inside the game and what is being done to improve it.
Fighting to compete with Spain, Europe knew that to tap into the profit of America they needed to colonize. To be far enough away from the Spanish the French decided to make a settlement more northern based. Failing at the St. Lawrence River one settlement did form in the gulf of St. Lawrence. Their they found two profitable trade commodities; fur and fish. This trade put both Indians and Europeans with mutual dependency for each others trade. Around Newfoundland there were around 400 vessels fishing and hunting seals and whales. To resupply and process their catch they established camps on shore and in coves. At these camps there were Indian hunters wearing attractive furs. This caught the eye of traders knowing that furs could provide a profitable
The actions of Spain were to get as much gold and silver as they can get. To do this, they pillaged entire civilizations and forced millions to work in poor environments so they could benefit from it. Before finding America, many European countries relied on West Africa to get its gold and silver, once Columbus came back with gold, nearly all of Europe wanted to have a part of if. Spain was the most successful in the short-run, though. They employed many people to work at Cerro Rico, a mountain in Bolivia filled with silver. This made the city near it, Potosí, boom with people. About 160,000 people were living in it by 1650. On a night in 1520, Spaniards died for their greed of gold trying to run away from the Aztecs, many died, however, since
Shortly after joining a country club in the hills, I became addicted to golf. Golf is a traditional sport that has been around since the 15th century. There are over 35,000 different courses throughout the world with each track having its own unique layout, terrain and hazards. This leads to endless possibilities when searching for courses to challenge your skills on. Courses generally consist of nine holes or eighteen. The options are unimaginable when choosing where to play and it’s just you, your clubs, and a little white ball quietly strolling through some spectacular scenic nature. It’s an extraordinary game that can be played in so many memorable locations worldwide.
We could see how the service sector has boosted the country’s stance in the Caribbean and has promoted recognition world wide. Much of the countries focus is now towards increasing their tourism as it is a large percept of the countries GDP. Investors look at this sector a see potential to do business with eh Dominican Republic. The Dominican government looks at these opportunities and capitalized those relationships for the growth of the country as a whole. Tourism has become an asset that has catapulted the Dominican Republic
Since 1985 and after a severe economic crisis Costa Rica has been implemented a trade liberalization and a foreign investment attraction policy as a core development program. With a FTA with the United States, the country consolidated a long relationship with its largest trading partner. Under the Caribbean Basin Initiative all countries of Central America enjoyed preferential treatment for almost all its exports. However, the unilateral nature of the CBI had weaknesses and uncertainties that jeopardized growth and thousands of jobs. This issue gained recognition and moved up to the political agenda of the region. Consequently, Costa Rica had to support the Treaty to avoid the loss of its competitive edge in the continent.
In the last 10 years, we’ve seen many new golf courses develop across Europe, but not all have managed to gain the love and patronage of the golf devotees. Only a few, Hacienda del Alamo being one of them, have something special that makes them a true championship course.
Over the last few years, unemployment rates in hospitality industry in south east Spain has continued to grow despite the industry registering increase in the number of tourists arriving in that region. This has resulted in socioeconomic problems that cause stress to the economy and the country at large.
Despite Cabo San Viejo’s (CSV) start in the late 1970s as a “fat farm,” catering primarily to women, the resort is now operating in a more niche and exclusive market, providing for guests who are largely affluent with high expectations for the service. In terms of pure demographics, the business welcomes 3,500 new guests each year. Between new and repeat customers, 70% to 80% are female. In the high seasons of winter, spring and fall, the average household income (AHI) exceeds $150,000 for 82% of guests; in the summer an AHI greater than $150,000 applies to 59% of guests. Most customers live in California and the West coast region and are in their 40s or 50s. It is interesting and should be pointed out that between 1992 and 2004, CSV’s average customer age has increased by 10 years of age, from 47 to 57. Behaviorally, up to 70% of new guests became aware of CSV via word of mouth, while 30% visited as a result of travel agent referrals. The most common reasons for patronizing CSV (regardless of frequency) are rest, a healthy vacation option, fitness vacation option and spa activities and offerings. The average guest takes 3 to 4 vacations per year and first time guests returned to the resort within six years at a rate of 32% and 62% of initial return visitors returned again within 6 years. The two most common reasons for customers returning are health benefits (35%) and a great overall vacation (30%). CSV
The Travel and Tourism industry is still one of the largest single businesses in world commerce and its importance is widely recognized. The tourism industry is now one of the largest sectors earning foreign exchange. In the face of many benefits, many countries have started assigning due weight age to the tourism industry in their national development agenda. Tourism is an industry that operates on a massively broad scale: it embraces activities ranging from the smallest sea-side hotel; to air-lines, multi-national hotel chains and major international tour operators. Originally, non-traditional industries such as tourism emerged as a solution to strike a balance between ecology and industry