Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Causes of Tourism Growth

Social/Economic Changes in Technology Product Development

Increase in car ownership

Increase in leisure time:

  • holiday entitlement

  • shorter working week

  • early retirement with pensions

  • ageing population

Greater wealth:

  • larger incomes

  • less children

 • Two wage-earner families


Jet aircraft

Computer reservation systems

Internet on-line booking


Package holidays

Theme Parks

Activity holidays

Weekend breaks