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Submitted By karmenc21
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The United Kingdom is one of a biggest tourist destination in the world, it attracts many tourists from overseas every year. And their money of spending is definitely contributed to the tourism industry in the United Kingdom. In 2014, the total revenue from inbound tourists in UK is £125.2 billion and it is 9% of the UK’s GDP. In this essay, we will like to find out both positive and negative impact of tourism on the United Kingdom’s economy.

To define the term clearly, Tourism means the temporary short-term movement of people to destinations outside the places where they normally live and work, as well as their activities during their stay at these destinations. And tourists define as a person who travels to destinations outside his/her residence and working place, and stays for at least 24 hours, for the purpose of leisure or business.

Developing tourism can increase the employment rate in the UK. Being one of the most popular tourist destination in the world, it attracts about 32 million overseas tourists every year. Tourism industry relies on a high demand of labour force and it depends on a large amount of people with different skills and abilities. For example, waiters in restaurant, tour guides and staff works hotel. And this creates many job opportunities in the UK, the tourism industry supports 3.1 million jobs in 2013, it is 11.9% of the UK’s total employment rate. In general, tourism industry in the United Kingdom has a large capacity to provide more jobs opportunities than other industry in the…...

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