Terrorist Attacks.

Essay by deaB, April 2003

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Shortly after terrorists crashed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, the whole tourism industry has changed.

The purpose of this essay is to describe the effects of the terrorist attacks on tourism.

Therefore, first of all, the different effects on the various travel segments will be identified and the negative impacts on the tourism will be described by looking at the downturns of some tourist resorts, businesses and airlines.

After predicting how long is going to take for the tourism to recover, the essay will conclude with a brief summary of the main points and it will provide a final perspective on the topic.

The consequences from the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States affected all of the world's regions, particularly the countries dependent on tourism and foreign investment.

Millar (2001) points out that "central London is likely to suffer the most, both because it is most reliant on overseas visitors, and because it is perceived as a potential terrorist target."

To be more precise, some people will not travel for some time until they overcome the psychological shock of the attacks. The fear of travelling leads to a decline in the tourism industry. According to Millar (2001), the Americans were the one who were spending the most; in fact more than �5 billion out of the �.8 billion total income came from their pockets.

Fall in overseas visitors has a ripple effect on Bath, which with its Georgian elegance and Roman heritage, is one of the worst affected cities outside London. Bath is a city dependent on tourism and foreign investment and right now it is experiencing a total crisis. The US is the city's most important overseas market. American tourists were the one who kept...