Geography GCSE Tourism

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Tourism Definitions

Conflict- disagreement between people's over use of resources.

Conflict Resolution- Solving of the disagreement.

Erosion- Wearing away of the land.

Accessibility- How easy/difficult it is to get to a certain place.

Multiplier Effect- Positive or negative knock-on.

National Park- A protected area because of it's specialities.

Ecotourism- Reduces harm to the environment.

Tourism- Travelling to new places.

Tertiary Industry- Provides a service.

Leisure Time- Time when not at work or asleep.

Recreation- Doing something you enjoy.

Visitor Attraction- A place where people visit.

Congestion- Overcrowding of people or traffic.

Sustainable Tourism- Looking after resources so that they can be used in the future; without affecting the resources in the present time.

Honeypot Site- A place that attracts large amounts of tourists.

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Lake District National Park

Popular for...

  • Wide range of accommadation
  • Beatrix Potter (her famous books include references to places nearby)
  • Scenery
  • Boat trips
  • Easy road access to the M6
  • Camping and self catering
  • Located on Lake Windermere close to Amberside (another honeypot site)

Reasons to visit...

  • Cycling
  • Events
  • Watersports
  • Scenery/landscape
  • Orienteering
  • Peace and quiet
  • Hillwalking/climbing

Problems...

  • Noise
  • Litter
  • Vandalism
  • Wildlife is disturbed
  • Traffic congestion
  • Footpath erosion
  • Seasonal work
  • House prices rise

Solutions...

  • LDNPA helps rebuild damage
  • Tree planting
  • Charity walks
  • Road expansions to ease congestion
  • Fenced off areas for wildlife protection
  • Houses built for rental purposes by the locals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Tourism

Advantages...

  • New cultures
  • New services in area
  • Economic upturn
  • House prices rise-good for selling
  • Money and jobs for the local people of the area

Disadvantages...

  • Footpath erosion
  • Traffic congestion
  • Litter
  • Vandalism
  • Pollution
  • Forest fires
  • Gates left open
  • Parking problems
  • Wildlife disturbed
  • Economic downturn
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