- The Influence of Commercial Air Transport to The Developme...
The Influence of Commercial Air Transport to The Development of International Tourism
Tourism industry is becoming a very important business in many
developing countries. In some countries such as Maldives, tourism
industry is the only business that earns the main income for the
country. With a healthy development in air commercial transport, it
makes travelling a lot easier for tourist makers and holiday
planners (Font et al 2006, p. 51-55). The development of commercial
transport accelerates the growth of international tourism. At the
same time, the expansion of international tourism creates a new
chapter in transport industry.
Today, travellers and tourists have many choices of transports
to choose from. They can decide to travel by buses, trains, cruise
or flights. The choice depends on budget and destination. Take the
example of travelling from London to Paris. Some people may prefer
flights as it is quicker than other modes. With the development of
no-frill airline, some time people feel that the airfare of
discount airline is nearly free. On the other hand, some may enjoy
travelling by train with Eurostar as they hate flying.
According to the discussion in this paper, it can be presumed that
the development of international tourism cannot be progressed
rapidly without the support of air commercial transport,
hospitality, technology and the desire to travel. However, based on
the discussion, air transport helps making the desire of visiting
other countries become realistic as it is the only mean that can
really take tourists to their dream destinations in different
countries and continents.