B2 Use of English Multiple Choice Exam 18

Tourism

Tourism is one of the world's largest industries, and it is the fastest growing. It contributes over £50 billion to the economy annually, over £12 billion of it from overseas visitors. About 25 million overseas visitors (1) Britain each year. Tourism is one of the biggest employment (2) in the UK, too – it employs over 1.7 million people, which is more than in the construction or health service industries.
Around 20% of all new (3) are in this industry. These figures are very impressive, but how do they translate (4) job possibilities for you? There is room in this industry for all sorts of people, with different educational (5) , personal attributes, interests and career aims. A tourist is really a traveller – someone who (6) a journey, usually for recreation, (7) a holiday or sightseeing. (8) , tourism at its very simplest refers to the industry that provides travel and entertainment facilities for people away from their own homes.

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