According to your text, Canada refers to tourism as a sector or an industry, which is part of the national economy. For our purposes, this course discusses the tourism sector based on eight components: transportation, accommodations, food and beverage, attractions, adventure tourism and outdoor recreation, events, travel services, and tourism services.
The nature of travel is changing and a visit to a travel agent is not always necessary. It is now possible to book and plan and entire trip using only Internet resources. Let’s try it (hypothetically). Pick a city you have never visited but would love to visit for a 3 day trip. Using sources from the Internet:
Considering the components of tourism as outlined in your course text plan all of the aspects of your trip. For example:
- What mode of transportation might you use to get there?
- Choose a high end (i.e. expensive) hotel for a 3 day stay. How much will it cost?
- Choose 3 different restaurants to eat in. Did their websites help you make your decision? Why?
- Choose 2 attractions to visit and give a brief description of each one.
- Find one of the city’s upcoming events and provide a brief description of it.
- If you were looking for some outdoor recreation, what is available in or nearby the city that would provide you with exercise?
- How does the city use the Internet to sell itself?