- ASSESSMENT –
Section 1 Introduction
1.1 Define the term ‘’Tourism’’
* Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes.’’
1.2 Background information of your chosen destination
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory by area (4,114 km2) after Abu Dhabi.]Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the national capital, are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is nowadays often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as 'Dubai.
Section 2 Historical Development of the tourism industry
2.1 Indentify one of the key factors that have contributed to the growth of the tourism industry.
Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. As of 2010, Dubai was the 7th most visited city of the worldwith 7.6 million visitors a year. Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015. In 2012, inflation in the restaurant and hotel business saw a 16.4% increase. Dubai is the most populous emirate of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates. It is distinct from other members of the...