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GCSE - Tourism
Transcript of GCSE - Tourism
Watch the following video clip, then using the photos on p297 of your textbook, list the potential of coastal areas, mountains and cities for the development of tourism. Economic importance of tourism? The importance of the tourist
industry to the UK Increase in leisure time:
shorter working week
early retirement with pensions
two wage-earner families
increase in car ownership
Changes in technology:
computer reservation systems
Internet on-line booking
Improved infrastructure eg motorways In pairs, discuss possible explanations for the global increase in tourism.
(Textbook p295-6 will help - but only if really stuck!!) Economic importance of tourism to countries - the case of Dubai, UAE Globally tourism is big business. Both MEDCs and LEDCs
are keen to promote it as it can be a big boost to employment
as well as a source of foreign exchange.
Tourism has a multiplier effect, encouraging the growth of
services and other businesses.
Refer to the textbook, p300 'Benefits of tourism in poorer countries and list
some of the spin-offs from tourism that lead to increased
economic growth and development. Exam practice!
'Describe and explain the changing contribution that
tourism has made to the UK economy' (8 mks)
Study p301....then you have 10 mins to write your answer. Annotate each stage on your copy of the model to
explain the life cycle of a resort. THE TOURISM LIFE CYCLE MODEL The need for sustainability Effective management strategies are the key to the continuing prosperity
of tourist areas and avoid the 'decline' stage of the tourism
DEFINE SUSTAINABILITY - YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO BY NOW!
Sustainability requires the development of tourism embracing the need for stewardship and conservation.
What is meant by these two terms? Stewardship The personal responsibility
for looking after things, in this case the case the environment. Conservation The careful and planned use of resources in order to maintain the natural environment for future generations.