The UK Visitor Attractions Sector Research Paper by RabAllan

The UK Visitor Attractions Sector
A report on the state of the UK visitor attractions sector.
# 111178 | 2,841 words | 28 sources | APA | 2007
Published on Jan 12, 2009 in Economics (Micro) , Tourism (General)

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This paper attempts to determine the state of the visitor attractions sector in the UK. The paper first assesses the state of the UK visitor attractions sector, reporting on the size of the sector in terms of type and numbers of attractions, the number of visitors, turnover, and recent growth. The paper then examines the current issues that affect the sector in terms of market trends, factors within the business environment, government regulations and environmental concerns. Next, the paper puts forward an example of good practice by illustrating a particular attraction's response to the current issues identified. The paper concludes by reporting the state of the sector according to the findings, outlining any prospects for future growth, and it's vulnerability to external crisis and level of dependence on partnership working or public sector support.

Executive Summary
Contents Page
The UK Visitor Attraction Sector
Type of Attractions
Size of the Sector
Number of Visitors to Attractions
Recent Growth
Current Issues that Affect the Sector
Market Trends
Factors Within Business Environment
Government Regulations
Environmental Concerns
An Example Of Good Practice
Crealy Adventure Park

From the Paper:

"Visitor Attractions rely on the UK 'Travel and Tourism Market' which accounted for nearly 227 million trips taken in 2006. This was a significant decrease of 3.5% from the previous year. Of those trips, 126.3 million, (55.6%) were made in the 'domestic market', which equated to a significant 8.9% decrease in trips compared to 2005. The 'inbound market' showed an increase of 7.2%, up to 32.1 million trips, and outbound trips showed an increase of 3.2% to 68.5 million. The number of trips undertaken can directly affect visitor numbers to the attractions sector."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ALVA. (2007) ALVA's Priority Issues 2006/07. [accessed on: 23.10.2007]
  • BBC. (2004) Theme Park Attracts New Ownership. BBC News. [accessed on: 18.10.2007]
  • BBC. (2006) Attractions See Dip in Visitors. BBC News. [accessed on: 23.10.2007]
  • Blake, A., Sinclair, M.T., and Sugiyarto, G. (2001) Quantifying the Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease on Tourism and the UK Economy. Nottingham: Nottingham University Business School.
  • Bramwell, B. (1991) UK Them Parks in the 1990s. Tourism Management. March 1991. pp. 78-9.

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