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Tourism

Subjects / Geography / Population, Resources and Tourism

Price: £2.95 Duration: 23mins Full topic price: £6.95

Tourism has grown rapidly over the past 50 or 60 years due to a number of factors, and has become the world's fastest growing industry. The growth in tourism has brought about many benefits, but also many problems. Popular resorts and areas that have benefited from tourism are now beginning to find that they are being over-run by tourists and are being spoilt by the very thing they sought to develop. This title looks at some of the positives and negatives of tourism, from conflicts in National parks, coastal areas and cities to the problems faced by LEDCs as they introduce mass tourism. Finally, we will focus on whether sustainable tourism really has a future.

Author: Sharon Richardson Publisher: GCSEPod®
Narrator: Stuart Blackburn ISBN: 978-1-84906-054-7
Video ISBN: 978-1-84906-554-2

Chapters

  1. National Parks in the UK
  2. Types of Tourism
  3. Tourism in LEDCs
  4. Environmental Issues
  5. The Future - Sustainable Tourism

Exam Board Relevance

  • Edxcel
  • AQA
  • CEA
  • IGCSE (EdExcel)
  • OCR
  • SQA
  • WJEC
  • IGCSE (CiE)

Includes original GCSEPod image art. Additional pictorial images created by Damon Smith

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Curriculum and Exam Board Information

Key Issues

Titles

Chapters

  • A range of contrasting landscapes gives the opportunity to recognise the variety of potential attractions in a national park, for example, Cévennes National Park (Central Massif, France)
  • A range of contrasting landscapes gives the opportunity to recognise the variety of potential attractions in a national park, for example, for example, Vanoise National Park (Alps)
  • A range of contrasting landscapes gives the opportunity to recognise the variety of potential attractions in a national park, for example, Ordesa National Park in Spain
  • A range of contrasting landscapes gives the opportunity to recognise the variety of potential attractions in a national park, for example, the Brecon Beacons
  • active, eg, taking part in sports
  • coastal locational preference
  • Concept of attractive scenery, landforms and processes. Glaciation in the Lake District
  • Concept of attractive scenery, landforms and processes. River valley features and limestone scenery in the Dales
  • Concept of sustainable tourism. Strategies e.g. Game Reserves in Kenya
  • Concept of sustainable tourism. Strategies e.g. Rainforest treks
  • Conflicts can be between different visitor requirements, eg, military use v bird-watching in Northumberland
  • Conflicts can be between different visitor requirements, eg, quiet enjoyment v motor boats in the Lake District
  • Conflicts can be between different visitor requirements, eg, walkers v sheep farmers in the Brecon Beacons
  • Conflicts of land use in national parks
  • Conflicts of land use in national parks. The role of planning and management in protecting landscapes
  • Contrasting landscapes offer a variety of attractions which may relate to differences in rock-type, relief and/or vegetation
  • countries recognise the need to manage, preserve and enhance the environment (built and natural) to maintain the tourist trade through ecotourism
  • countries recognise the need to manage, preserve and enhance the environment (built and natural) to maintain the tourist trade through green tourism
  • countries recognise the need to manage, preserve and enhance the environment (built and natural) to maintain the tourist trade through laws
  • countries recognise the need to manage, preserve and enhance the environment (built and natural) to maintain the tourist trade through planning restrictions
  • countries recognise the need to manage, preserve and enhance the environment (built and natural) to maintain the tourist trade through tight building regulations
  • Different environments favour tourism: study of one name UK tourist area eg. a coastal resort
  • Different environments favour tourism: study of one named tourist area in an LEDC eg. coastal resort
  • Different environments favour tourism: study of one named tourist area in an LEDC eg. Game Park
  • Different environments favour tourism: study of one named tourist area in an LEDC eg. tropical island
  • Different environments favour tourism: study of one named UK tourist area eg. a National park
  • Economic opportunities include employment and sales of local produce
  • ecotourism
  • Identify major influences since the second world war, which include socio-economic - increase in car ownership
  • Identify major influences since the second world war, which include socio-economic - increase in car ownership, increase in leisure time and disposable income
  • Identify major influences since the second world war, which include socio-economic - increase in leisure time and disposable income
  • Identify major influences since the second world war, which include technological developments - jet aircraft
  • Identify major influences since the second world war, which include the development of new products - package holidays, holiday camps and long haul destinations
  • international travel
  • Issues involved include the conservation of the environment and wildlife. Studies could include schemes in Papua New Guinea
  • Issues involved include the conservation of the environment and wildlife. Studies could include schemes in Zimbabwe
  • Issues involved include the impacts on local communities. Studies could include schemes in Papua New Guinea
  • Issues involved include the impacts on local communities. Studies could include schemes in Zimbabwe
  • Issues involved sustainability. Studies could include schemes in Papua New Guinea
  • Issues involved sustainability. Studies could include schemes in Zimbabwe
  • Location of major tourist areas and the resorts
  • Look at economic and environmental impacts of visitor pressure e.g. at Castleton in the Peak District
  • Look at economic and environmental impacts of visitor pressure e.g. Yosemite
  • Look at the advantages and disadvantages of conservation, e.g. in Countryside Agency
  • Look at the advantages and disadvantages of conservation, e.g. in Northumberland National Park
  • Look at the advantages and disadvantages of National Park planning controls, e.g. in Countryside Agency
  • Look at the advantages and disadvantages of National Park planning controls, e.g. in Northumberland National Park
  • Look at the advantages and disadvantages of park and ride, e.g. in Countryside Agency
  • Look at the advantages and disadvantages of park and ride, e.g. in Northumberland National Park
  • Look at the costs and benefits of conservation, e.g. in Countryside Agency
  • Look at the costs and benefits of conservation, e.g. in Northumberland National Park
  • Look at the costs and benefits of National Park planning controls, e.g. in Countryside Agency
  • Look at the costs and benefits of National Park planning controls, e.g. in Northumberland National Park
  • Look at the costs and benefits of park and ride, e.g. in Countryside Agency
  • Look at the costs and benefits of park and ride, e.g. in Northumberland National Park
  • Look at the effects on the culture, natural environment, jobs and the economy in one location in e.g. Spanish costas
  • Look at the effects on the culture, natural environment, jobs and the economy in one location in e.g. Thailand
  • Look at visitor patterns in National Parks and honey pot areas and their causes
  • mass tourism
  • mountain locational preference
  • national travel
  • passive, eg, mass tourism
  • passive, eg, relaxation
  • passive, eg, sunbathing
  • possibilities of exploitation of LEDCs by tour operators
  • possibilities of exploitation of MEDCs by Hotel chains
  • problems include car parking problems
  • problems include purchase of second homes
  • Problems may include air, noise and visual pollution
  • Problems may include footpath erosion
  • Problems may include the destruction of habitats
  • Problems may include vandalism
  • regional travel
  • Suitable studies include Costa Rica - ecotourism
  • Suitable studies include Galapagos Islands - ecotourism
  • Suitable studies include Grand Canyon - visitor pressure
  • Suitable studies include Kenya - ecotourism
  • Suitable studies include The Giant's Causeway - visitor pressure
  • Suitable studies include: for coastal areas, Ibiza
  • Suitable studies include: for coastal areas, Malindi
  • Suitable studies include: for mountainous areas, Nepal (trekking)
  • Suitable studies include: for mountainous areas, the Brecon Beacons
  • summer holiday
  • The distribution of global tourism
  • The effects of tourism on the economy and the environment of the region
  • The impact of tourism in the Lake District on employment
  • The impact of tourism in the Lake District on farming
  • The impact of tourism in the Lake District on house prices
  • The impact of tourism in the Lake District on traffic
  • The nature of the transport networks serving the area, and the proximity of urban centres are important factors
  • The origins of tourists visiting Mediterranean Spain
  • The physical factors, including landscape and climate, and the economic factors which led to the growth of the tourist industry in Spain and the source regions from where the tourists originate
  • The pressure of tourism, the need for conservation of the landscape and the conflicts of interest caused, with reference to footpath erosion
  • The pressure of tourism, the need for conservation of the landscape and the conflicts of interest caused, with reference to footpath erosion and the development of 'honey pot' sites
  • The role of planning and management in protecting landscapes
  • There are economic opportunities for some residents, but others may be inconvenienced or disadvantaged by the actions of visitors
  • Trends include greater wealth, mobility and leisure time, and changes in lifestyles
  • weekend break

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