Why can people have more and longer holidays nowadays?
1. More disposable income 2. Companies give more paid holidays 3. Travel is cheaper 4. Holiday providers use the internet to sell directly, so it is cheaper
Why are some areas becoming more popular than they used to be?
1. Improvements in transport make it quick and easy 2. Unusual destinations have become better at marketing themselves 3. Investments in infrastructure for tourism
Why are cities popular?
Culture, entertainment, shopping. E.g. London, Paris, Rome.
Why are coastal areas popular?
Swimming, snorkelling, fishing, water skiing. E.g Thailand, the Caribbean, Spain.
Why are mountain areas popular?
Scenery, skiing, walking, climbing. E.g the Rockies, the Alps, the Dolomites.
Why is tourism important for the economies of many countries?
1. Creates jobs 2. Increases income for indirect tourist industries e.g. farms that supply food to hotels
How is tourism important to MEDCs and LEDCs?
It is important to both, though poorer countries tend to be more dependent on the income from it. E.g. tourist industry contributes to 3% Uk's GNP and 15% of Kenya's GNP.
What are Honeypot sites?
Very popular tourist destinations.
Requiring travel from home and staying away from home for at least one night.
Define International Tourism.
The tourism travels to another country.
Define Domestic Tourism.
The tourist remains in their country of residence.
How many international tourists were there in 2012?
Over 1 billion.
How many holidays is it the social norm to have for people living in MEDCs?
At least one per year.
Tourism is the UK's _____th largest industry.
Name 3 factors that affect tourist levels in a country.
1. Weather e.g. wet summer in UK in 2007 2. World economy e.g. in times of recession, international tourism is low 3. Exchange rate 4. Terrorism and conflict e.g. after the London bombings 5. Major social events e.g. Olympic games
Name the 7 stages of the Butler's Model (life cycle model).