SEASIDE RECREATION AREA OF THE UNITED KINGDOM: RETROSPECTIVE AND TRENDS
Natalia Yu. Loginova, firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentina V. Kostovarova, email@example.com
Galina M. Chudaikina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russian State University of tourism and service, Moscow, Russian Federation
The article is devoted to the history and modern development of seaside resorts in the UK. This theme is little studied in our country due to the fact that the main tourist routes pass through London and Stonehenge. British resorts are not too well-known to the tourist crowd. However, the seaside resorts in the UK have three centuries’ history and now, according to the latest data authoritative magazine “Tourism research”, their popularity is again increasing. The authors describe in detail the main points of the history and development of the British holiday industry, covering the period since XVIII century until the present time, give a short characteristic of the most popular British resorts. The article analyzes the reasons why British tourism lost its former popularity in the second half of the XX century. In recent years, UK residents have increasingly begun to prefer to stay at home. The authors explain these changes to several factors: improvement of environmental situation in British resorts, the threat of terrorist attacks on the resorts of the Mediterranean, the refugee crisis in Europe. In conclusion, the authors note that the resorts of the UK are great places to stay. Here you can not only enjoy a beach holiday, but also seriously recover. In addition, having visited any of the British resorts, you can learn a lot of new and useful historical information and get the European service of the highest level. All of these factors, as well as the rich history of the British holiday industry suggest that the holiday business in the UK will be developing successfully in the coming years.
Keywords: tourism, resorts, medicine, ecology, statistics, health
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