THE FUTURE OF TOURISM IN THE UAE
(EXPO 2020 DUBAI, UAE)
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2
1.1. Purpose of Research 3
1.2. Significance of the study 3
2. Research Question 4
2.1. Objectives 4
2.1.1. Economic Objectives 4
2.1.2. Environmental Objectives 4
2.1.3. Socio Cultural Objectives 4
2.1.4. Political Objectives 5
3. Research Methodology 5
4. Work Plan 7
5. References 8
As time passes life is becoming more and more robotic, machines are taking over works and tasks in every field of life from banks to groceries from education to health This phenomenon is not only effecting the physical capacity, wellbeing and health of the humans but also bears a very negative impact on the minds and brings a lot of colossal damages to the mental health in the form of stress, strain, tensions and feelings of anxiety.
Tourism is defined as “the commercial organization and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest”.
This is the reason that leads human to find out any possible way to make themselves physically and mentally relax, one of the best way to achieve this the tourism that means visiting different places. Visiting different places not only bring your mental and physical leisure in fact it also enables your mental horizon to expand as you see new things and meet new people and explore new cultures and civilizations.
Accessibility and transport facilities, such as low-cost carriers also play an important role (e.g. Williams and Balaz, 2008). Population and workforce migration can be regarded as a further source of tourism growth (Baum, 2007).
Purpose of Research
The purpose of the research is to identify and evaluate all the aspects of future of tourism and specially the impact and importance of expo 2020. Therefore, this research is being conducted in order to see the future of tourism in UAE especially in the context of the coming Expo 2020 as it is expected to pull and entertain a lot of tourist to the Arab nation which is already overflowed by flocks of tourists on daily basis representing different parts of the globe.
Significance of the study
This research is significant and essential to examine and analyze the aspects that will directly or indirectly impact the future of the tourism in UAE specifically considering the Expo 2020.The research will help us analyze different factors that can be helpful in making investment decisions as well as infrastructure improvements. The research is required to judge the scale of tourist that may visit the country in future and also help us to do their need assessment in order to welcome and entertain them in the best way possible. The research will identify factors that needs to be addressed before 2020 so that the country is fully ready and prepared to receive the maximum number of visitors without compromising the standards of quality and a good reputation that it has always maintained in the tourism industry across the world.
Business tourism has remarkably grown in the last two decades and in 2005 was worth over 20 billion pounds in terms of its wider economic impact (Business Tourism Partnership, 2005).
The research will also be helpful in determining the current state of affairs of the tourism industry in UAE and identifying the presence of any loopholes in the system.
The security of the country is also a major concern therefore the research will also focus on the security issues and analyze all possible cases in which the security may be enhanced and deterred.
What will be the positive impact of Expo 2020 on the number of tourist coming to the UAE?
• What would be the most nationality?
• What would be the tourist range of ages?
While conducting our research on the impact of Expo 2020 on the overall future aspects of the tourism industry in UAE we have stated the following objectives.
We will analyze the impact of tourists coming for Expo 2020 on the economy of UAE. We will try to quantify how much new direct or indirect job opportunities will be created and also the impact of foreign currency in flow that will positively impact the economy as the foreign visitors will be spending the money in UAE.
There is a general perception that “Tourism destroys Tourism” as a there will be a huge influx of tourists suddenly in 2020 therefore it is to be researched that what would be the environmental implications of the activity. The natural environment has to be preserved. The need and means of environmental education will be assessed.
Socio Cultural Objectives
The research will also examine the impact of tourism on the cultural values of the local people. As it is well understood that when there will be influx of a lot of foreigner people with totally different culture then there can be social and cultural issues. The research will point out and identify any such issues.
The research will also look in to the political features and impacts of tourism. As countries have different level of bilateral ties with each other that will affect the number of visitors to be allowed and entertained for the specific country.
The research chosen is quantitative keeping in view the nature and aspects of the research topic as most of the variables under consideration are of quantitative nature like the level of increase in investments and other economic indicators.
The sampling strategy opted is cluster sampling , the population is divided in to clusters and then out of each cluster random sampling is done to choose the people for research purpose. The sample size is around 200 people from different walks of life and the sample is designed to show that different nationality holders residing in UAE are included in the sample.
The data collection method used is the secondary data mainly as a number of researcher, analysts and economists have already worked over this subject matter .Different business journals, articles and books were studied, reviewed and taken in to consideration. Different websites were also considered while collecting the figures regarding the impact of expo 2020 on the tourism industry of UAE.
Data analysis was done by mathematical and statistical techniques that included frequency distributions, mean, median and range. The standard deviation technique proved to be very useful in pointing out the impact in terms of revenue difference with the happening of expo 2020.
The use of forecasting played a pivotal role in determining and highlighting the difference in terms of quantum of change in investments due to the exp0 2020.
For primary data a number of meeting were arranged with the industry professionals in order to take their professional insight into the matter at hand.
IMPACT OF EXPO 2020 IN NUMBERS
Extracted from www.destinationdubai2020.com
The Work plan is structured in to the data collection and analysis phase. Firstly all the relevant data will be collected that relates directly or indirectly with the research problem at hand that is the impact of Expo 2020 on the future of tourism industry in UAE, whereas after collecting all the data the data will be analyzed and recommendation and suggestions will be formulated on the basis of the conclusions arrived after thorough consideration of all the aspects of the data under consideration.
The work plan consists of two major phases. First phase will be the analysis of the research problem that is how the corporate social responsibility impacts the private construction companies in operating in UAE and data collection whereas the second phase of the work plan will be analyzing the collected data and drawing conclusions and giving recommendations. All the primary and secondary sources will be considered while collection, analysis and deriving the conclusions.
Objective Task Success Criteria
Introduction to future of Tourism in UAE Collect data Relevant & Detailed data
Purpose & Significance of Research Collect & Evaluate Data Relevancy & Coherence
Developing Research Questions Analyze the data Specific
Develop Research Objectives Detailed Evaluation Authentic
Determine Research Methodology Data searching Accuracy
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