We’ve known for some time that tourism is growing, but it was only in the last couple of years that it really took off.
For the first time in history, there are over 5 million foreign tourists in the world.
But they’re also bringing with them a new set of challenges: they’re living in cities, they’re working in fields, and they’re spending more and more money.
This, in turn, is causing an exodus of locals, making it harder for the state and the federal government to meet their growth targets.
In an attempt to reverse this trend, a number of governments and organisations have been working together to create new tourism hubs across the country, in a bid to create a new economic identity.
But what happens when a tourist is the new hostel host?
What happens to a city’s image when its population is growing?
These are the questions being asked by a new team of researchers in Illinois, who are working to map out the impact of a tourism-centred economy.
In this series of articles, they’ll be looking at how tourism can help to create the next generation of jobs and the environment that we want.
They’ll also look at the challenges facing the new tourism sector in the state, and what these issues mean for the economy.
“Travelling is becoming the norm, and it’s changing the way people interact with the landscape,” says John DeSimone, lead researcher on the project, which is being carried out by the University of Illinois.
“The new infrastructure is creating a much richer social and environmental context, and that’s a very good thing.”
The researchers say that the economic and social benefits of tourism can be seen in everything from the quality of life to the sustainability of the environment.
“Tourism can help us achieve things like better access to health care and education, better access for our people to the outdoors, better accessibility to our resources, and more,” says DeSimon.
“It can also provide opportunities for people to reconnect with their communities and the natural world.”
The study has already produced a series of maps that show where tourists live in different parts of the state.
They’re based on data collected by the State of Illinois from the US Census Bureau, the US Department of Agriculture and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
DeSimones and his colleagues are now trying to build a map of the entire state.
“We’ve done a lot of work on the data, and the biggest challenge is mapping the whole state,” he says.
“There are many different data sources that are used to map different areas, and we’re looking for some of the best and the most reliable data.”
The maps were produced using the state’s own data, which the researchers used to compare the population density of each city and town.
“So for example, in Lake Zurich, if you compare that data, it’s fairly uniform, it is fairly homogenous, it has a fairly stable population,” DeSimoni says.
But that’s not the case in other parts of Illinois, like Chicago and Milwaukee.
The researchers also looked at the city and county boundaries, looking at the population that people lived in a particular county on a particular day.
This is important because in cities like Chicago, people move around to find work, to take jobs, to work on their own or in groups.
These are important factors that can impact the overall population, which can lead to a different profile of tourism.
And when the data is analysed in this way, the maps are able to show the effects of changes to the landscape, like the construction of roads and the development of new infrastructure.
“As we’ve been mapping out the landscape around Chicago, we’ve noticed that there are some major changes in the landscape of Chicago,” says Michael Siegel, an urban ecologist at the University in the US.
“And as we’ve done this mapping, we have discovered that these roads, bridges and the other infrastructure that’s built around these areas have actually been changing the natural landscape.”
“The city of Chicago, for example has a very high concentration of residential areas,” says Siegel.
“You can see these huge roads that have been built around the suburbs, which create these big ridges and valleys, that look like they’re being filled with cars.”
DeSimona says that the results of the study could be used to design tourism infrastructure for other areas of the US, like in cities such as Las Vegas and Denver.
“If you’re looking at cities in the Midwest, they have this really beautiful landscape,” he said.
“They have a lot more of these big rivers and lakes.
So they’re not as well-developed, but they have more of those natural environments.”
The team says that they’ll continue to work with cities and towns across the US to find new ways to improve tourism and promote local economies.
“These are the kinds of things that will hopefully help us find new economic opportunities for these cities and to make them a more