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The practice of traveling

to and visiting places for pleasure and relaxation

It is an industry that is involved in offering various services for tourists, e.g. providing them with: Information on where to stay or eat, places of interest; Books accommodation, travel, tours, ticket theatres etc; and Organizes advertising campaigns for tourists. It is a service based industry comprising a number of tangible and intangible components. Tangible elements includes: transport foods and beverages tours souvenirs and accommodation Intangible elements includes: education culture adventure escape and relaxation

The opening of borders An increase in disposable income and vacations Cheaper and more exclusive flights An increase in the number of people with more time and money More people with the urge to travel

Tourism plays a key role in the growth of our economy through: employment foreign exchange earnings investment for regional and community development

Transportation industry Leisure Industry Hospitality Industry catering and financial services.

construction printing and publishing manufacturing and insurance.

Flat growth in overall travel and tourism revenues Safety, personal comfort and value are primary travel concerns Continued decline in business travel (which affects conventions/meetings markets as well) Sporadic increases in leisure travel but changes in trip planning and choices Increase in last minute travel (shorter travel planning periods) Increased demand in technology for travel planning and buying Increase in family travel Reinvention of travel marketing organizations (airlines, lodging, attractions, DMOs, etc.) with a net result of more intense research of all travel segments to help continue driving growth Time poverty continues to drive travel and tourism behavior.time becomes one of the most precious commodities for consumers Leisure travelers looking for more intimate experiences.wanting to escape and totally immerse themselves in a culture, destination, or experience..this becomes the next step in packagingcreating the total experience

2008 RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

COUNTRY FRANCE UNITED STATES SPAIN CHINA ITALY U.K UKRAIN TURKEY

ARRIVALS ( IN MILLION) 79.3 58.0 57.3 57.3 42.7 30.2 25.4 24.5

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GERMANY MEXICO

24.9 22.6

Space tourism is expected to "take off" in the first quarter of the 21st century, although compared with traditional destinations the number of tourists in orbit will remain low until technologies such as a space elevator make space travel cheap. Technological improvement is likely to make possible air-ship hotels, based either on solarpowered airplanes or large dirigibles. Underwater hotels, such as Hydropolis, expected to open in Dubai in 2006, will be built. On the ocean tourists will be welcomed by ever larger cruise ships and perhaps floating cities.

hospitality workers tour guides tour operators Travel Agents Airline Cabin Staff Travel technol

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Because tourism involves travel across international boundaries and they regulate the entrance and exit of foreign nationals. The government is involved in the decisions surrounding national parks, heritage, preservation, environmental protection as well as cultural and social aspects of tourism.

Philippine tourism started to flourish in the 1970s until 1980 in the mid 1980s the growth of the Philippine tourism started slow down. 1.2 million tourists visited the Philippines in 1992, this was a record high in the number of tourist visits since 1989.

Tourists play an important role to the Philippine economy in the year 2000, the income the Philippine tourism had totaled to 2.1 billion U.S. Dollars.

RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

COUNTRY KOREA U.S.A JAPAN CHINA TAIWAN AUSTRALIA HONGKONG CANADA 171,716 156,226 103,589 36,568 30,415 27,211 27,065 27,065

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SINAGPORE U.K

22,271 18,923