GCSE geography tourism revision

I was going through all the old files I didn't need anymore on my laptop, and found this. Please note, it was intentionally made for my own use, and probably won't be an awful lot of help to anyone else, but I thought I might as well upload it - maybe it'll help somebody after all! Also, I'm not sure that it's even finished, and it certainly wouldn't have covered all of the topics needed for tourism revision even if it had been... So yeah, it just has a few facts in there really :L

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What is the tourist industry?

Holiday description Physical attractions Human attractions
Coastal tourism Beaches, sun Relaxation, cafes, shops
Winter tourism Mountains Skiing, snowboarding
Adventure tourism Landscape Climbing, trekking, cycling
Cultural tourism Historic sites, landscape Historic sites, interesting cities,
different cultures.
Reasons for the growth in tourism:

Greater affluence ­ people…

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Fair trade tourism- Tourism which shows respect towards communities. Paying fair market prices,
for example, and showing respect towards local people.

Specialist holidays- Holidays which involve a particular activity or interest. An example is volcano
watching in Hawaii.

Adventure holidays- A type of organized holiday in which people take part…

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The law states that every worker is Changing lifestyles ­ early retirement,
entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks student gap years have increased the
paid annual leave. time to travel
People are more educated and want to Travel is cheaper
explore the world for themselves The internet has helped…

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The UN Millennium Development goals

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
Goal 2: Primary education for all
Goal 3: Equal treatment for women and men
Goal 4: Reduce infant mortality
Goal 5: Improve health of pregnant women and new mothers
Goal 6: Fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

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How is development measured?

Economic indicators:

GDP= Gross Domestic Product= the value of goods and services a country produces.
GDP per capita= GDP divided by the population, giving an idea of how rich people are. This is usually in
GNI per capita= Gross National Income divided by the population=…


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