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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Helen B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-01T01:25:53Z
dc.date.available2014-07-01T01:25:53Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6137
dc.description.abstractTourism is a complex industry. To fully appreciate the situation it is necessary to understand the history, social implications and the economic costs and benefits associated with it. As our world becomes increasingly industrialised, the numbers seekinq tourism as a form of leisure continue to grow. In 1971, only five per cent of the world's population crossed an international border, and only one per cent have ever flown in a plane. This means that there is still room for tremendous growth in the tourist industry. The social impacts of rampant or massive growth could prove completely devastating for the host communities. Throughout history, tourism has been characterised by rapid change. As Alvin Toffler so aptly points out, the rate of change in our world is speeding up. The industry that has evolved to cope with this element of change in tourism is extremely flexible. It is also very international in character and consequently shows no allegiance to any of the host countries. Tourist-promoting companies also have the power to create empty resorts leaving the host country in economic chaos. If we are to gain a real understanding of the existing tourist industry and guide its future development, careful consideration needs to be given to the issues involved. Providing it is based on social justice, tourism should be an experience beneficial to both hosts and guests. The sections which follow outline the history, growth and development of tourism in an attempt to foster these understandings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Canterburyen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectleisureen
dc.subjectinternationalen
dc.subjectindustryen
dc.subjectdevelopmenten
dc.subjectissuesen
dc.subjectcostsen
dc.subjectbenefitsen
dc.titleTourism - international leisure migrationen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma in Parks and Recreationen
lu.thesis.supervisorDevlin, Pat
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.subject.anzsrc150601 Impacts of Tourismen
dc.subject.anzsrc150603 Tourism Managementen


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