Without transport tourists wouldn't be able to travel. The four main types of transportation are:
Travelling by car is the most popular type of transport that tourists in Britain use. A lot of tourists rent cars as it lets them visit the less-known parts of an area which public transport may not cover. However cars are causing increased pollution meaning they are band from certain areas. Young people travelling on a budget and older people on holidays in the UK and Europe tend to use Coach travel as it offers good value for money and a lot of flexibility.Some coach services operate by having scheduled coach services which offer cheap prices if seats are booked in advance. Mega bus is and example, they have fares as low s £1, this organisation is in the Public sector. Global companies and small companies provide car hire. Hertz is a company which has an arrangement with Ryanair, offering reduced rates to the airline passengers, this is in the private sector. Domestic and Inbound tourists would use this transport.
Rail travel is becoming more popular with tourists as it is more environmentally friendly than road travel. Domestic and inbound tourist's use this transport. Virgin is an example of a rail company. They offer first class seats, which provides WiFi and power sockets. Some trains like Virgin have a trolley shop where you can buy food and drink during your journey. Trains also provide luggage space and toilets.
Ferry companies operating services between the UK and Ireland, Scandinavia and the near continent, are dominating sea travel in UK tourism. Ferry passengers now have faster and more comfortable services because of cross channel services using new generation super ferries and hydrofoils. To increase income channel cruises offer day trips to buy food and drink, e.g 'booze cruises'. Cruising is a growing area of sea travel which attracts all kind of customers. Cruises appeal to families, young people, groups, elderly and the rich and famous. The Royal Caribbean is an example of a company which offers travel to over 260 places.Cruises are in the private sector and they are used by outbound and inbound tourists.
Advanced aircraft technology means passengers can fly at once and can also fly for longer journeys. Airports provide products and services to all types of people and businesses. Major UK airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, provide scheduled airlines, where as company's such as Monarch and Thompson offer charter airlines. Scheduled airlines run a regular timetable that is only changed for winter and summer seasons, even if some seats haven't been booked the flight will still depart. Low- cost airlines are also scheduled, low-cost airlines keep flights cheap by adding none or a few 'extras' with no further charge. However charter flights fill every seat on the flight and each seat forms part of a holiday package. Charter aircraft's run by a timetable set by the operator and are contracted to a certain holiday season. Major tour operators own their own charter airlines. TUI is a tour operator that owns Thomson airline. Inbound and Outbound tourists would use air travel. This transport is in the private sector.