Tourism

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These following slides are two case studies about Tourism in the Lake District and the Costa Del Sol.

Lake District

  • History
  • Attractions
  • Facts

Costa Del Sol

  • History
  • Attractions
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Lake District

Lake District

The History

Late 1700- Tourism began advertised by poets and wars in Europe made people want to stay in the country. Roads began to develop.

1800s- Increase in tourism, big houses build on lakes by wealthy industrialists. Working class has a new shorter starting week, paid holidays, railway came to Windemere (1847) allowing day trips.

1900s- Increases car ownership and motorways created lots of new day visitors.

Honey Pot Sites(areas that attract a lot of visitors)

Keswick, Grasmore, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness

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Lake District

Human Attractions

  • Wordsworths Cottage in Ambleside
  • Watersports at Windermere
  • John Ruskin Museum in Conston
  • Beatrix Potters Home
  • Ravensglass and Eskdale Steam Railway
  • Windermere Steam Railway

Physical Attractions

  • Lake Windermere - ribbon lake
  • Scarfel Pike (978m)
  • Wastwater lake
  • Blencathra Ridge
  • Hellvellyn Ridge or Striding Edge - an arete
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Lake District

The facts

  • 2 million holiday visitors and 10 million day visitors a year.
  • 50% of people in Windermere and Keswick work in tourism related jobs.
  • 40,000 people live in the park itself.
  • 1 in 4 of visitors said that overcrowding spoiled their holiday
  • Large numbers congregate in honeypots such as Bowness or Ambleside.
  • Many are attracted to the scenic areas and history.
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Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol

The History

1960 - Traditional Society - 0.4million tourists.

1971 - Take Off and Development - 3.0million tourists.

1984 - Peak Growth - 6.2 million tourists.

1988 - Peak Growth - 7.5million tourists.

1990 - Stagnation - 7.0million tourists.

2000s - Rejuvenation or Decline?

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Human Attractions

  • Artificial beaches
  • Cheap posh hotels
  • Nightlife
  • Water sports
  • 'California Of Europe'

Physical Attractions

  • Climate - Min 6C, max 31C.
  • Hot and sunny dry climate.
  • Sandy beaches, warm sea, Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Sunlight 12hours July, 6hours Dec and Jan.
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