- Tourism is an important contributor to many economies.
- Human resources are man-made attractions like museums and art. Others are local food, drink and traditions.
- Physical resources are natural features that attract tourists like beaches, rainforests and climate.
- Tourism can bring money and jobs to an area and also educate tourists about local culture.
- Ecotourism is a type of sustainable development, which tries to minimise the negative impacts of tourism.
1 of 3
Models of tourist developmen
This butler model shows how a tourist resort may grow. A resort may start off from being a small, low key, destination.
Seven stages of tourist development:
- Exploration - a small number of tourists visit the area. The area is unspoilt and few tourist facilities exist.
- Involvement - local people start to provide some facilities for tourists. There starts to become a recognised tourist season.
- Development - the host country starts to develop and advertise the area. The area becomes recognised as a tourist destination.
2 of 3
4 more points on butler model
- Consolidation - the area continues to attract tourists. The growth in tourist numbers may not be a fast as before. Some tensions develop between the host and the tourists.
- Stagnation - the facilities for the tourists may decline as they become old and run down. The numbers of tourists may decline too.
- Rejuvenation - investment and modernisation may occur which leads to improvements and visitor numbers may increase again.
- Decline - if the resort is not rejuvenated then it will go into decline. People lose their jobs related to tourism.
3 of 3