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Maria Gaya Mesquida UNIT 4 Geography
Geography unit 4
Consuming the Rural Landscape ­ Leisure and Tourism
Leisure: Freedom from time-consuming duties, responsibilities, or activities.
Tourism: Temporary movement of people to destinations outside places where they normally live
and work.
Local Recreation: Surfing, hiking, exploring but it all involves your own local area
Non-local Recreation: Going somewhere else to find activities e.g. surfing
Business and recreational travel: Travel for pleasure e.g. city guides, coach drives
Business and Personal travel: conferences, courses, training, interviews
Leisure & non-working time: shopping, visiting museums, toured guides
GROWTH OF LEISURE AND TOURISM:
Since WWII:
Paid holidays from businesses 1938 UK holiday with pay act 4 days
Increased availability of free time technology
Incomes have increased, mainly in MEDCs

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Queenstown New Zealand:
Supporting and making the periphery go further as it's attracting many adventurous tourists.
Activities and attractions: Golf, hiking, skiing, kayaking, lake and river adventure, bungyjumping...…read more

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The wilderness continuum:
LOW
WILDERNESS
QUALITY
MODERATE
WILDERNESS
QUALITY
HIGH
WILDERNESS
Urban Rural enviro. Rural enviro. Natural envir. Conserved Pristine
industrial Intensive Extensive Used for natural wilderness
environment farming: farming leisure and environment
cattle farming
farming
market
gardening
URBAN PARKS SMALL NATURAL NATIONAL UN WORLD ANTARCTICA,
RESERVES, PARKS AND HERITAGE SITES ALASKA, GOBI
LARGE PARKS MARINE PARKS e.g. Iguazu DESERT...
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Within the UK there are 15 designated National Parks, in the UK there are plenty UK country parks
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RURAL CONFLICTS:
HAWAII `LOVE TO DEATH' ­
Tourism authority since 1998
Tourism is a major part of the Hawaiian economy
Need for sustainability
Local people have a very important role to play in tourism
World destination
Tourist have interest in Hawaiian culture
Visitors are spending money more than $16 a day
More Asian tourists and less USA locals
Approximately $12 billion are made annually from the tourism industry
Less cruise ships
CRITICSIMS:
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SIGNIFICANCE AND
FRAGILITY OF RURAL
LANDSCAPES
FACTOR EXAMPLE OF TOURIST REASON
LOCATION
Wide biodiversity Iwokrama, Guyana Complex food webs with
highly specialised niches.
Relatively easy to destroy a
plant species in an area and its
dependent insects. Clearing
for tourist has to be done
carefully
High levels of endemism Galapagos Islands High numbers of flora & fauna
found in one location only,
therefore if tourism activities
are not well managed, it could
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the dunes, allowing winds to
erode further back. Removal
of stabilising vegetation opens
up system to erosion
Intensive farming systems East Anglia Alters the natural systems that
Forests os Sabah, Malasyia often survive, albeit in a
restricted form, when
traditional, less intensive
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