The paper 'International Tourism and Hospitality Business' is a great example of a Tourism Case Study. The report addresses the viability of Singapore for its development as a tourist destination. It looks at the natural resources available in Singapore that can help to boost tourist business in the area. From the research, it has been established that Singapore has many natural features that range from beaches to game parks. The report also talks about the conditions of the infrastructure in Singapore. The infrastructure in the country is well established with all places connected with good roads.
The other thing addressed in the report is the government policies towards foreign investments. The government policies in the country highly encourage foreign investments. The report also focuses on the effects that this business will cause to the Singaporean community. These impacts include creating employment opportunities, raising the standard of living of the Singaporean, and can contribute to environmental degradation. (Murphy 1991) Introduction Singapore is comprised of the main Island that measures 682km2 and other 63 small neighboring isles. Singapore experiences tropical climatic conditions. Therefore the climate in Singapore is hot and humid with adequate rainfall throughout the year.
It has a booming economy growth due to its strategic location that has made it to be the gateway to all East Asia. This has enabled it to become a major center of trade, communication, and tourism. Its airport which acts as the main hub has also facilitated this. Its airport serves 69 airlines that help to connect to all parts of the word. The communication in the country is very effective due to Singapore’ s superb communication network and their use of English as the national language that is used in administration purposes.
Singapore has a well-established infrastructure. The major forms of transport in Singapore are road transport and railway transport. The medical facilities in Singapore are very good because Singapore is the hub for medical facilities in Asia. Singapore has a democratic government system. The government’ s officials are elected after a period of five years. The current government is greatly committed to boosting tourism in the country. It has set $2 billion as tourism development funds. Problem The issue under consideration is the viability of developing a tourist destination in Singapore.
There is also a need to determine the prevailing conditions of Singapore and predict the impacts that the tourism industry will have on the community in Singapore. Aim And Objectives The aim of this report is to investigate the viability of Singapore as a tourist destination in order to make an appropriate recommendation on whether to develop the area as a tourist destination. Objectives 1. To determine the natural features present in Singapore that can make it a good Tourist Site 2. To determine the likely impact of the tourism industry to the Singapore community 3.
To determine Singapore government policy towards foreign investment 4. To advocate the board of directors whether Singapore is the best place to invest in the tourism business. Literature Review. To inform this research and it’ s finding a literature review was carried out. The literature review is defined by (Murphy P. (1991) T Tourism A Community Approach. London: Routledge ). This literature review discusses the natural features that make a place to become a good tourist destination. It also gives the impacts of the tourism industry on the community and a country in general.
This was necessary in order to guide the discussion presented later in this report.
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