These environments are by definitions alien to the These environments are by definitions alien to the consumers and thus contain a certain amount of risk. The risk is at time minor, such as eating a meal at a restaurant, but can at other times be major, even to the extent that the danger of the activity makes up one of the key motivations for it to take place, such as white-water rafting down a level five rapid.
It is the end of the semester and I am marking term papers. Few things drive me more crazy in doing this than coming across quoted and cited claims that tourism is the world's largest industry. Tourism is NOT the world's largest industry.
Tourism actually ranks about 6th in international trade, after trade in fossil fuels, telecommunications and computer equipment, automotive products, and agriculture based on World Trade Organization data.
It is just slightly smaller than agriculture, and given the fuzziness of all numbers of this kind, tourism at best might be 5th, just ahead of agriculture. Tourism is the world's largest Service Sector Industry, in terms of international trade, as all of the other industries listed above are merchandise product industries.
Note that this is for international trade and does not include domestic trade -- data for which is extremely variable from one country to the next. If someone can conclusively demonstrate that the analysis below is not correct, I will be grateful.
The data follows the value of imports and exports between countries and across major economic sectors that are grouped into either Merchandise or Commercial Services.
The WTO defines these categories as: Transportation covers all transportation services that are performed by residents of one economy for those of another and that involve the carriage of passengers, the movement of goods freightrentals charters of carriers with crew, and related supporting and auxiliary services.
United Nations et al. The goods and services are purchased by, or on behalf of, the traveler or provided, without a quid pro quo that is, are provided as a giftfor the traveller to use or give away.
In addition, a traveller is an individual staying for less than one year in an economy of which he or she is not a resident for any purpose other than a being stationed on a military base or being an employee including diplomats and other embassy and consulate personnel of an agency of his or her government, b being an accompanying dependent of an individual mentioned under aor c undertaking a productive activity directly for an entity that is a resident of that economy.
For tourism, exports are the receipts that a country received from the money that tourists spend at the destination as discussed abovewhile imports are the expenditures that residents make when they travel outside of their home country.
The difference between the two is called the tourism balance of trade or tourism balance of payments. About two-thirds of EU Member States were in surplus.
A measure of the economic significance of tourism to the countries concerned is that receipts exceeded expenditure by a factor of two or more in Greece 4. In Transportation Services not all of them carrying tourists accounted for Compared to other commercial service sectors, the Travel Services sector has steadily declined in its relative importance since when it accounted for Transportation Services have remained roughly stable over that time period.
All other Commercial Services including communications, construction, finance, insurance, recreation, and computer services comprised the balance of service sector trade see also Coles and Hall The rest of this sector is mostly freight transportation.
Together, this Tourism Sector makes up a third of all commercial services, and about 6. This is also posted on the New Economics of Tourism, N. I recently got my hands on some financial projections for from the World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC, an international lobbying group mostly for airlines and hotels -- at least that is how I define them.
They estimate that travel and tourism will comprise: So a doubling of my number to include domestic travel makes a fairly rough estimate of the total global size of the travel and tourism economy in dollars or any other currency. However, the WTTC also uses what is known as the Satellite Accounting approach, which tries to estimate the degree to which other economic sectors contribute to and benefit from tourism and passenger transportation.
A couple of caveats need to be considered here. First, the WTTC never clearly shows how it comes up with its numbers. I have been trying to find this, and have even emailed them requesting it. So I am not convinced that their numbers are anything more than very rough estimates.
I did find information on this, which is linked to a separate blog post on Tourism Satellite Accounts. However, I did not change my opinion of TSAs, which you can find more information on in that other post.
As a result they all end up with larger numbers and larger percentages. Other economic sectors do the same, grabbing part of the core travel and tourism industry that might be better placed in financial services or advertising industries. But it is unclear to me that the WTTC, and others who use the satellite accounting system, take that broader perspective.
Now I could be totally wrong on this, but I have yet to see someone explain it with real numbers in any other way. Sat, May 3, at 9:Whole Tourism System Model Neil Leiper SlideShare. leipers model of whole tourism system. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads.
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May 01, · (originally posted on my Tourism Place blog). It is the end of the semester and I am marking term papers. Few things drive me more crazy in doing this than coming across quoted and cited claims that tourism is the world's largest industry.
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