In today’s world, tourism is regarded as a major economical phenomenon in which a significant number of countries have a considerable stake. Countries such as Greece for example rely heavily on tourism which represents a sizeable chunk of their overall GDP. In countries like Greece, tourism employs a large number of people from both inside and outside of the country. So much so that before the economic downturn that Greece suffered in recent years, they have had the need to bring in foreign labor in order to fill up all the job openings due to the high demand during the peak seasons. Countries that have a healthy tourist scene see massive influxes of money from foreigners that choose to spend their vacations there, and as it is well known that one of the most popular types of tourism is mass tourism at seaside resorts.
It is worth noting that it is not enough to have the potential to capitalize on tourism, it is also imperative that the infrastructure is there in order to permit high traffic. As a consequence, countries that have natural attractions to create a healthy tourist industry have seen great infrastructure developments in fields such as transportation, utilities, services and accommodation. The last type of infrastructure listed, accommodation goes without saying in the world of tourism, as a good chunk of the money that comes from tourism is directly tied to the accommodation business and the services that come with it. The accommodation infrastructure needs to be sufficient to cater to prospective tourists in both numbers and quality. Today, the potential tourist has a massive variety of types of accommodation at his or her disposal based on the type of accommodation that he or she is looking for. All options exist in the accommodation business, from cheap motels to ridiculously expensive seven stars hotels.