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The Effects of International Tourism on the Economy and Business of a Country


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The term ‘International Tourism’ is used when people travel around the world outside their home country or region. It means the temporary movement of people from their home country to another destination for various reasons such as health, business, recreation and other reasons. This study was conducted to analyse the impact of international tourism on economy and business of country. The region that was selected for study is UK as it is one of the most attractive destinations for tourist for international tourism. Data was gathered with the help of secondary qualitative and secondary quantitative means where important stats pertaining to UK international tourism were highlighted from World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Results were analysed and discussed. The study found that international tourism has both negative and positive impact on economy of UK. The positive impact found was in terms of increased GDP, employment, and capital and foreign investment. However, the negative impact was that jobs created from international tourism were found to be seasonal in UK. The results concluded that international tourism in UK has experienced growth since past few years after the global financial crisis of 2008, which has posed both positive and some negative effects on business and economy of UK.

Keywords: International Tourism, Business Travel, International Tourist

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction        

Background of the Study        

Rationale of the Study        

Purpose of the Study        

Research Aims and Objectives        

Research Questions        

Significance of the Study        

Organisation of the Study        

Chapter 2: Literature Review        

International Tourism        

Impact of International Tourism on Country        

Chapter 3: Research Methods        

Research Design        

Research Philosophy        

Data Collection        

Limitations of Research Methodology        

Chapter 4: Finding        


Stats from the World Tourism and Travel Council        

Direct and Total Contribution of International Tourism to GDP        

Direct and Total Contribution of International Tourism to Employment        

Direct and Total Contribution of International Tourism to Capital and Investment        

Summary of Travel and Tourism Stats in UK        

Impact of Tourism on Economy and Business of UK        

Chapter 5: Analysis of Finding        

Chapter 6: Conclusion        


Chapter 1: Introduction

Background of the Study

Tourism is considered to be the short-term movement of people to places outside their usual work and residence, the activities carried out during their stay in those destinations and the facilities produced to cater to their needs (Weaver & Lawton, 2006, p. 308). Industries such as transportation (i.e. Rail and flying), accommodation, food, and entertainment are all vital components of tourism and the economy as well (Kapiki, 2012, p. 24). The tourism industry not only helps to brings along employment opportunities and output to the economy, but also attracts more foreign investments, encourages free- trade, enhances quality of life, increases tax revenue and maintains the strength of the local economy (Hall & Page, 2014, p. 45).

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