Conclusions, problems, challenges and solutions

R. Butler, P. Jones, S. Medlik (Editor), Andrew Lockwood (Editor)

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    Richard Butler and Peter Jones give their analysis of the problems, challenges and solutions facing tourism and hospitality, and their interpretation of common ground. Tourism is almost unique among the world's economic activities in that it has demonstrated continuous growth since records have been kept [1]. While specific events such as The Gulf War or the Twin Towers attack may cause international tourism (people travelling to countries other than their country of residence) to stabilise or even decline slightly at the global scale, domestic tourism (people holidaying within their own country) has grown sufficiently to more than compensate for short-term downturns in international tourism. Thus one might argue that it should be relatively easy to predict the future of tourism, and indeed, if all that is required is an approximate number of travellers, such a task is manageable. A slight increase over the level of the previous year would have provided a fairly accurate prediction at the global level in most years over the past half century. Such a figure, however, could mask significant changes within tourism at a national or regional level, and in the forms of tourism and types of tourist.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century
    Pages296-310
    Number of pages14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Tourism
    International tourism
    Attack
    Domestic tourism
    Tourism and hospitality
    Travellers
    Prediction
    Tourists
    Economic activity

    Keywords

    • tourism
    • hospitality industry
    • sustainable tourism

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    Butler, R., Jones, P., Medlik, S. (Ed.), & Lockwood, A. (Ed.) (2001). Conclusions, problems, challenges and solutions. In Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century (pp. 296-310) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2008.11.002
    Butler, R. ; Jones, P. ; Medlik, S. (Editor) ; Lockwood, Andrew (Editor). / Conclusions, problems, challenges and solutions. Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century. 2001. pp. 296-310
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    Butler R, Jones P, Medlik S, (ed.), Lockwood A, (ed.). Conclusions, problems, challenges and solutions. In Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century. 2001. p. 296-310 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2008.11.002