2.2 Actors of the socio-technical system

In the subsystem of Texel as Host, there are several important actors. Actors are the groups of people involved in the system. On the island there are four kind of actors: inhabitants, guests, tourists and visitors. 
The inhabitants - defined as a person or animal that lives in or occupies a place.
Guests - people staying at a certain place because they were invited there. It is possible that guests will use the facilities made for the tourists.
Tourists - traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes.
Visitors - people going to a certain place for a shorter period of time, who visit for a different reason than guests or tourists, for example to go to a business meeting.
In this work the focus is mainly on tourists, because Texel serves as a host mainly for tourists, because most people visiting Texel are tourists. There are other sectors that are closely related to the tourism sector and involve other types of actors, such as the food sector, acommodation sector, entertainment sector, cultural sector and infrasturctural sector. The actors of these sectors are: restaurants, hotels, entertainment and cultural organizations and institutions. These sectors are connected by all kind of bonds. If something is changed in one sector, others may benefit or experience drawbacks from this change. Therefore all these sectors should be considered when thinking about the tourism.

Oxford dictionaries . (z.d.). Retrieved 14 January 2015, from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/inhabitant

Yannick , Irina , Nora

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