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British Holiday Industry Essay

  • Submitted by: Kirl123
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 339 words

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Holiday camps suffered badly from cheap package deals.
By the 1980’s they were hosting half as many holiday makers as they had in 1939.
These are a few things that happened to gain holiday makers attention:
 Butlins – opened themed ‘worlds’ like Somerwest World at Minehead or Starcoast World at Pwllheli.
 Centre parcs – instead of competing with beach holidays abroad, they held indoor activities that couldn’t be affect by British weather.
 Seaside resorts – Swansea Leisure Centre & Rhyl Sun Centre had indoor beaches, wave machines & tropical temperatures.
 Seaside resorts – started to clean their environment especially water & sand.
 Beaches – Pembrey in West Wales regularly win awards for cleanliness.
 Wales – has three national Parks – the Pembrokeshire Coast, the Brecon Beacons & Snowdonia.
 National Parks – offer range of holiday experiences – farm breaks, pony-trekking, climbing and canoeing.
 Nature trails & country parks – come up in many areas of England & Wales.
 Welsh examples – Forest centre at Garwnant in Brecon Beacons & Porthkerry Park near Barry.
 Heritage – using history & historical sites to attract visitors - is becoming big business.
 Historic attractions – open air museums like St Fagans, Ironbridge & Beamish have been particularly successful.
 1969 – 1st theme park Thorpe Park.
 1992 – Total attendance at theme parks like Alton Towers, Drayton Manor & Oakwood had over 8 million. These theme parks have to compete against each other.
 1999 - 25½ million visitors came to the UK in & estimates suggest that total tourism expenditure was around £61 billion.
 Employment in tourism - was nearly 1.8 million people.
 1999 over sea visitors - spent over £13 billion in the UK (slight fall from 1998).
 1999 Expenditure by domestic tourists (people who spent 1 night away from home) – estimated £16 billion. This was a 14% rise on the £14 billion spent in 1998.
 1997 - The Government has undertaken a wide-ranging...

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