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Reviewing The Building Blocks of Tourism
By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow
In most of the world, April marks the beginning of spring, a renewal and of fresh hope. It also marks the gateway to the busy tourism season and a time for tourism professionals to step back and contemplate their industry. Tourism has become an ever more complicated industry. Tourism professionals need to worry about everything from war to economic stagnation, from health threats to food poisoning, from high prices to less than acceptable customer service. Faced with an avalanche of problems, it is all too easy to forget some of tourism's basic building blocks. Tourism & More is pleased to present the following set of building blocks in alphabetical order. The following article does not seek to indicate that one building block is more important than others, rather just as when children play, each block is essential and if we withdraw any of the blocks, the entire structure may come tumbling down
Published with the kind permission of the author.
About the Author
Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is president of Tourism & More and a well-known speaker throughout the world on topics of importance to the tourism and hotel industry. He also is the writer and editor or the free tourism e-newsletter Tourism Tidbits. Tarlow can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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