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Unit 8 Long haul destinations?

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Destination Types

Cities
Coastal & Beach areas.
Purpose built resorts
Natural Areas
Historical and cultural areas.
Holiday Types
Short breaks
Single centre
Cruising
Twin or multi centre
Touring
Visitor Motivation
Why do holidaymakers select their destination?
What are long haul destinations?
Any destination further than six hours flight?
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit a learner should:
Be able to locate major long-haul destinations of the world
Know the types of holidays offered within long-haul destinations that meet different visitor motivations
Understand how factors can affect travel to long-haul destinations
Know the features and facilities that contribute to the appeal of long-haul destinations for different types of visitors
Be able to plan a long-haul tour.

How do you judge if a flight is longer than six hours?
Check the airline timetables
Long-haul destinations activity
Make a list of six long-haul destinations that you would like to visit and state why each appeals to you.
Group activity
Think of at least four sources of information on long haul destinations.
Sources of information,
Atlas
Travel Brochures and leaflets
Travel guides
Hotel guides
Gazetteers
Websites
DVDs and CD roms
You are going on holiday what options are available to you?
Activity:
How many Continents are there on earth?
Can you name them?
Identify the Continents
Wide variety of facilities for tourists:
Accommodation
Attractions
Entertainment
Tourist information
Good public transport
Cities
One of the most popular holidays.
Well equipped for all budgets.
Beaches & Coast
Purpose built facilities for visitors.
Offers:
Accomodation
Entertainment
Activities
Catering
Information
Purpose built resorts
For those wanting to get away from cities and stress normal life.
Provides:
Nice surroundings
Fresh air
Variety of activities.

Natural Areas
Places that provide an enriching experience.
Historical & Cultural Areas

UNIT 8: LONG HAUL DESTINATIONS
TRAVEL & TOURiSM


Short Breaks
People are now selecting destinations further afield for short breaks.
Examples:
New York
Cape Town
Hong Kong
Single centre
A holiday where visitors stay in the same place throughout their holiday.
Twin or Multi stay.
Visitors choose to stay in one or more places during the course of their holiday.
They opt for this so that they can explore more of a destination.
Touring
Popular with older people.
Provides them a chance to explore places at their own pace.
Cruising
Holiday makers opt to spend their holiday on a ship.
It allows them to visit a number of places over a short period.

Relaxation
Special Occassion
Activities
Attractions & Entertainment
Culture and history
The natural world
Other motivating factors
Relaxation
This is the main reason why British visitors travel long haul.
Special Occassion
Ideal for celebrating special occassions.
Weddings
Honeymoons
Anniversaries
Offers unusual activities.
Scuba
Skiing
Snorkelling
Trekking
Attractions and Entertainment
Culture & History
People are spending more time visiting further afield to learn about different cultures and places
Natural World
Other influences
Media
Image
Shopping
Health tourism
Volunteering
Visiting friends & family
Factors that affect Travel to Long Haul destinations
There are many factors that people take into consideration when selecting a long haul destination.
Time zones
Length of flight.
seasonality
climate
safety
health issues
social situations
Activities
Assessment and grading criteria
In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit.
The assessment criteria for a pass grade describe the level of achievement required to pass this unit.
People want more tailored holidays
Planning takes a long time and detailed research.
Know how to put together an itenarary.
Planning a Long Haul Tour
Knowing how to plan a Long haul Tour is becoming more important.... why?
Travel


Accomodation


Visitor Profiles

Factors to consider for Long Haul destinations
Try the Airline logo quiz
http://airlinelogos.aero/quiz
Try the Travel pod game to test your geography iq.
http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq
Travel
What sort of factors do you think are linked to travel?
Time zones
Length of flight
Seasonality
Climate conditions Entry requirements
travel restrictions
Safety
Health issues
Social situations
Depending where you go in the world may have a different time to your starting point.
This could impact on your arrival time and length of stay.
Time zones
What issues are faced by traveling further away?
Length of flight
Health issues DVT, Fatigue.
Jet lag.
Less time at destination.


Weather conditions and seasons may influence the choice of destination.

Seasonality
What time are arrival and departure times quoted?
They are quoted in local time.
What kind of entry requirement may you require to enter certain countries?
Entry Requirements
Some destinations have a rainy season, when humidity is high and can be unpleasant to visitors.
Tropical weather belt moves from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere.
You need to research long haul destinations in the far east to assess the best times to visit that will avoid these times.
Visas
Vaccination certificates
you can find out requirements at:
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
Why would your travel plans be restricted?
Travel restrictions
War
Terrorist activities
Natural disasters, ie.
volcanic activity
Hurricanes
Storms
Crime and unrest.
Terrorism
Can you think of some areas or countries where you should not travel alone?


safety
Check out :
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Many find it shocking at some of the issues they may face overseas. Can you think of some?
Social Issues
Poverty
Malnutrition
Exploitation of local people.
D1
Know the features and facilities that contribute to the appeal of long haul destinations for different types of visitors.
Identify the different types of traveller
Long haul destination require excellent transport links.
Why?
Accessibility
Factors affecting choice of long haul destination?
Availability and frequency of services.
Travelling time.
Cost
Suitability for the traveller.
Do they have specific needs ie business people.
Convenience.
Looking for the best option for their budget
Travellers may be intrigued by a particular attraction. Can you think of some natural examples?
Attractions
Natural World attractions
Grand Canyon
Niagara Falls
Gold Coast
Sahara Desert

Can you think of some?
Purpose Built Attractions
Las Vegas
Mardi Gras
Taj Mahal
Graet Wall of China
or
Events such as
World Cup
Ashes
Olympics
What does one expect when you get there?
Destination facilities
Transport links
Accomodation
Attactions
Restaurants
Bars
Entertainment
etc

Main centers are often well connected.
But what about more remote areas?
What options do you have?


Local Transport Links
Trains
Public transport links
Taxi
Hire car services
The type of accommodation available in certain areas may well reflect the type of traveller.
Accomodation
Now a very popular reason to travel.

Others may go seeking specific entertainment. ie Las Vegas.

Some want to go for specific entertainment ie night clubs and nightlife.
Sport and Entertainment
Food is likely to be a factor considered when selecting a destination
Although why is this likely to be diminishing?

Food and Drink
Name some different types
Accomodation Choices
Visitor Profile
What types of visitor are travelling?
Guess the destination Activity
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