(APEC) member nations have agreed on a shared target of 800 million tourists by 2025. This is important information for those considering careers based on the tourism industry in the Region. Let’s say you signed up for a course in hotel management in Singapore. Would opportunities be waiting for you locally or in neighbouring countries? The APEC technical working group on tourism economy is confident that the future continues to look bright. It has identified key areas that will drive growth.
It also matters to make travelling safer and more comfortable. “Smart travelling programmes” can accomplish this goal by tapping into technology. Features include updating tourists on their destinations and connecting them to their homes once abroad. This’ll be heavily reliant on access to information and communication tools.
The goal is to create new commercially viable routes and improved schedules. This plan should make travelling easier and cheaper. Yes, it is largely reliant on investment from private airlines. However, participating countries can provide a more positive and friendlier business climate. That typically involves shortening and simplifying processes. If not, they might resort to luring investors through tax incentives.
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Infrastructure and technology can only contribute to half of the work. Human resource and customer service initiatives play a huge role in encouraging tourism. From the airport to land transport and hotel management, it is important to have well-trained staff. They must exhibit top qualities, especially sensitivity to cultural differences.
Estimates suggest that by 2030, Asia will rival Europe and North America in air travel. That is if only economies with great potential can keep up with up the pace. The spill-over effect of this to local small businesses in hotel management, transport, food, and retail can be massive. Being a part of this huge and promising industry is truly a very exciting prospect for students and entrepreneurs in the region.