Tourism Trends General

Tourism Trends

What are the tourism trends for the future?

Since late last century, tourism has experienced continued growth and deep diversification, to become one of the economic sectors with faster growth rate and a key driver for socio- economic progress in the world.

According to the UNWTO’s “Tourism Towards 2030” report, it is estimated that the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide will grow an average of 3.3% per year during the period between 2010 and 2030. In absolute terms, international tourist arrivals will increase by about 43 million a year, compared with an average increase of 28 million recorded in the period between 1995 and 2010. Read more “Tourism Trends”

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Do you know about Andorra?

The highest capital city in Europe

Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d’Andorra), is a sovereign landlocked microstate in South western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France.

Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 85,000. Its capital Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level. Read more “Do you know about Andorra?”

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The Future of Ski Resorts: The Environmental Challenge

The Future of Ski Resorts: The Environmental Challenge

Yesterday was World Environment Day (WED). The event takes place every 5th of June and is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

At the Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management, we are committed to protecting the environment and setting a benchmark in the way environmental issues are dealt with in mountain destinations. Read more “The Future of Ski Resorts: The Environmental Challenge”

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The Future of Ski Resorts: The Demographic Challenge

The Future of Ski Resorts: The Demographic Challenge.

In his book Management Challenges for the 21st Century, Peter Drucker said that the number one problem facing companies is to cope with the worldwide decline in birth rates and the consequent ageing of the population.

And one of the most significant trends in the ski industry is the fact that skiers are getting olderRead more “The Future of Ski Resorts: The Demographic Challenge”

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Tourism and Mountain Destinations

Tourism and Mountain Destinations: from the supply and demand toward a holistic approach

Tourism is a multidimensional and multifaceted activity interrelated with many different industries and aspects within a community. For this reason, tourism has traditionally been difficult to be defined. Habitually tourism is understood from the demand approach rather than supply. From the demand approach tourism is everything that tourists do at a particular destination. Thus, a mountain destination is a place where tourists go to fulfill their specific needs. Read more “Tourism and Mountain Destinations”