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Unit 12: Responsible Tourism
Transcript of Unit 12: Responsible Tourism
This unit introduces the principles of responsible tourism - that is , tourism which takes into consideration its impact on a destination's environment and the lives of its people.
The Responsible Tourism Unit has 4 learning outcomes.
1: Know positive and negative impacts of tourism on destinations.
2: Understand roles and objectives of agents of tourism development.
3: Understand strategies used to manage responsible tourism in destinations.
4: Be able to plan holidays incorporating principles of responsible tourism
The Rise of Tourism
Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
international tourist arrivals in
, this figure had risen to
, it had risen by more than half again to
The number of international tourists has more than
in less than
The World Tourism Organisation forecasts that this figure could rise to
1.6 billion people
of these will be long-haul travellers).
Similar terms used to describe variations on
Fair Trade Tourism
Whichever variation of responsible tourism is used they will all follow the same basic principles.
Are you a responsible tourist?
about your last holiday or trip.
What impacts do you think your visit had on your destination?
How did your trip have a
effect on your destination?
How did your trip have a negative effect on your destination?
How you will be assessed
This unit will be assessed by one or more internal assignments that will be designed and marked by your tutor. The assignments are designed to allow you to show your knowledge and understanding in relation to the unit
In pairs have a go at defining what responsible tourism means.
A chunky paragraph will do!
Take 5 minutes!
"Responsible tourism recognises the impacts of tourism on a destination and seeks to maximise the positive impacts and minimise the negative impacts."
“Responsible tourism is tourism which: minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts. generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities.
What are the key elements?
What is your understanding of these terms?
In pairs take 10 minutes to define their meaning.
Minimise negative economic, environmental and socio-economic impacts.
Create economic benefits for local people and improve their quality of life.
Promote the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
Promote respect between tourists and local people.
your thoughts on a large piece of paper.
Include the type of holiday and destination.
Create two columns, one showing positive impacts and the other negative.
and discuss your thoughts with the group!