The Importance of Transportation in Tourism Sector
7th Silk Road International Conference “Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Economic Development in Eurasian Countries”, May 24, 2012 – May 26, 2012
6 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2013 Last revised: 22 Mar 2013
Date Written: May 24, 2012
Tourism sector is one of the main important sectors of the economy. Many countries take advantage of covering the budget deficit with the help of profits coming from tourism. That is why tourism sometimes is called a factory without chimney. But tourism has its own unique features that differentiate this sector from the others. Like in the other service industries, in tourism the customers, that is, the tourists come to the destination where the tourism services are provided.
As the matter of fact it is difficult to think of tourism sector without transportation. Transportation is the main mean to carry passengers, that is, the tourists to the actual site where tourism services are performed.
In this article, the actual transportation situation of Azerbaijan and other countries in tourism sector have been analyzed, statistical data of Azerbaijan and other countries have been used, the importance of tourism sector has been stated.
Keywords: Tourism sector, transportation, service industry, Azerbaijan, destination
JEL Classification: L83
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