Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Role Tourism Plays in Local Economies

Before we get to the nitty gritty...have you ever been to Cape Cod?
I have, with "he who shall not be named"
Ya know, back in the day!

I loved it so.
Very peaceful and calming.
Just what I need...now actually.

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The role of Cape Cod tourism in the local economy is huge. Tourist towns have a large dependence on the money that flows into the city through tourists. Because tourist towns rely on the tourism dollars, they will see some wider swings in their economy than a town that does not rely on tourist revenue. This means they have to be extra careful in how they plan the future for their town. Having a strong reserve for down years is critical to the town.
Marketing Is Critical for Tourist Towns
 
 
One aspect that every tourist town knows is vital to their existence is marketing. A tourist town must continue to market. If people do not know, or forget, what a town like that has to offer, they will not continue to visit. It is critical that every citizen in a town like that understand the value of marketing to the vitality of their home. Some people who are not business savvy may want to cut marketing budgets when things are tight. Cutting a marketing budget is the largest mistake a business can make when they are struggling. The same holds true for a tourist town.



What Makes a Town a Tourist Attraction
 
 
There are thousands upon thousands of towns across America. What sets one apart as a tourist town is essentially what is offered there that is of value and cannot be found elsewhere. For example, Cape Cod is a tourist town because of the prevalence and strength of the fishing industry, along with the beauty found there. This makes Cape Cod a great place to vacation and relax. People want to go somewhere that is beautiful and relaxing when they get away from home.


Planning for the Tourist
 
 
Planning from a wise city council is crucial in making sure the tourist’s money is maximized. For example, making sure that large events in the town are not double scheduled is crucial. When large events are double booked, it can hurt the economy through a lack of hotel rooms available. However, events that are not expected to exceed the limits of hotel and restaurant capacity in the city can be scheduled at the same time. Cape Cod tourism plays a large role in the overall economy of the town and surrounding towns.


 

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