Tourism alone creates an impact of $67 billion in state economy (Florida Quick Facts). Having established itself as one of the most sought-after tourism destination in last one or two decades, It has some…
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However, in recent years, Florida has been able to develop a novel niche in tourism business called Cruise Tourism. The paper focuses on this new upcoming tourism trend that is making rapid progress in Florida now.
In recent years, Florida has become a major tourist destination for variety of reasons. Florida theme parks such as Busch Gardens at Tampa Bay, Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld and Typhoon Lagoon at Orlando, Epcot in Disney World offers a unique experience to the tourists. Most of the tourists make a dedicated visit to some of the theme parks in Florida. Sun shines in Tampa Bay, for almost 360 days in a year, lures tourists to come over there. Tampas only water park, Adventure Island spread in 30 acres also supplements tourists’ experiences that they never want to forget (Henthorn, 2014). It is widely known that the US economy suffered immensely due to financial crisis during 2008-2009; accordingly, American spending on leisure travel also declined. In view of the depressed economic scenario, the tourism industry had to extend
Cruise tourism is going to be a future trend in Florida as disposable incomes of the people increases. As per Satchell (2013), Florida is the only state that has some of the busiest cruise ports that include Port Everglades, PortMiami, and Port Canaveral. These three ports in Florida generate around 36 percent of the total $19.6 billion business estimated nationwide. It is important to note that in 2012 almost 60% of the cruise tourists began their voyage from Florida registering a 2.6 percent increase over 2011. In 2011, 13.5 million passengers took advantage of cruise ship vacation. Port Miami and Port Everglades have become top cruise ship organizing port in Florida. Port Everglades can boast of having the worlds largest cruise ship – a 225,000-ton Royal Caribbean mega ship called the Oasis of
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This is a common practice in this day and century and the trend embraced by many countries globally. In the United States of America, it is widely known and most citizens prefer to get treatment from other countries while others buy drugs that not manufactured in their own countries.
The sections explore tourism as a concept that is fiscally and socially relevant in an effort to enhance societal integration. It discusses the role of the authorities in steering tourism activities, its benefits, ecotourism and the role of the locals in advancing the practice.
During the time of Spanish possession called Santiago, it came under the rule of Great Britain in 1665, and was named as Jamaica. It achieved independence in 1962. Kingston is the largest city in the country with 937,700 people. Politically, the country is a commonwealth realm headed by Queen Elizabeth II.
Similarly, countries with industrial economies are self-sufficient in terms of tools and equipments required for different purposes, so they export or sale these products to countries that are in need of them (Singh, 2008). This buying and selling of products, goods and services somehow helps maintain the equilibrium on this planet, as it works according to the principle “You scratch my back, I scratch yours”.
The reputation of the hotel sector spreads globally, creating an attraction to the continents tourism infrastructure and state of the art facilities that encompass sports arenas, conventional centers, shopping centers, stadiums and urban transportation. In UAE, tourism is emerging to be the main driver of economic development.
Tourism emerges amongst the greatest global industries, with the focus of the vast majority of the growing market’s focus revolving around natural environments of pristine value such as marine and coastal protected areas. Marine protected areas continually attract foreign visitors’ interests as well as that of local residents.
This is despite the fact that Dubai is categorized as a developing region. In light of this, the tourism sector boasts of a growth that can be compared to no other. The steady rise of tourism in the region makes Dubai one of the highly visited destinations as their hotels accommodate over 8 million guests annually (Nadeem 43).
Some of the key reasons behind the successful performance of this sector are the availability of extremely flexible labour market, the existence of a competitive and highly efficient business market and the role played by
The total revenue in 2005 was CHF 30.4 billion and 61 percent (18.4 billion) came from domestic tourism. In the same period, foreign tourist expenditure added approximately CHF 12 billion (Schweizer Tourismus-Verband, 2008). Valais is one of the tourist regions in Switzerland and it is located in the South-West of Switzerland.