Case study: Italy (why has global tourism grown?)
- Is a country with a great variety of landscape, mountains, cities and coastlines.
- All the places have a busy tourist business, making an important contribution to the national economy
- Venice is well know for its canals and Renaissance architeture; Florence for its art galleries
- Skiing in alps and sunbathing on the coast are popluar with both Italians and tourists
- People want a greater variety of places and the tourist industry grows to supply the demand whith the market
Case study: Dubai (how important is tourism in different countries)
- Tiny state in the UAE, located on the Arabian Gulf neighbouring Saudi Arabia
- Easily accessible from Europe, Asia and Africa so tourism is growing fast.
- Around 2.8 million people in 2000 to 5.4 million in 2004 and predicted 10 million by 2010
- One of the worlds top destinations
- Famous for its: duty-free shopping malls with huge department stores and a market. Prices are reasonable and there is a huge variety. Emirates Airlines may stop off at Dubai as part of their trip
- Sightseeing is popular- markets, zoos and traditional boats
- Water sports are growing in popluarity
- Excurtions out of the city to see the desert and its wildlife
- Bird-watching trips take visitors to the wetland mudflat areas, over 400 species.
Blackpool- a UK coatsal tourist resort (how do we manage tourism in the Uk)
Blackpools growth and stagnation
- Lancahire coast in the NW England
- Major tourist centre during the 19th century to serve the inhabitants of nourthern idustrial towns
- Factory workers could increasingly afford a holiday, travelling by train to the nearest coast
- However as disposable income increased, they preferred to try somewhere different and package holidays created huge competition for British seaside resorts
- Eventually it lost family holiday business and relied on day trippers and stag and hen party business.
- One approach to get out of reccession was to apply for the UK's first supercasino
- Blackpool was the favourite applicant on the shortlist- 20,000 jobs and £2 billion of investment would have been generated- but however lost out to Manchester
- Despite this the Blackpool Masterplan spent millions on improving the town for the casino bid and a new department store opened in 2008
- As one of the larger resorts, Blackpool did attract private investment and local authority grants to upgrade hotels, turn outdoor pools into leisure centres and increase car-parking provision
- Decline continued but slowed
- Some attractions made it stand out: The Blackpool Tower, The Tower Ballroom and the Tower Circus
- The town upgraded its zoo and a sealife centre was built
The Lake District (what is the importance of National Parks for Uk tourism)
Attractions and opportunities for tourism
- The English Lake district is a glaciated upland area in Cumbria, NW England.
- It stretches 64km from N-S and 53km E-W.
- It became a national park in 1951.
- Famous for its scenery, wildlife and cultural heritage, it is considered England’s finest landscape.
- The ribbon lakes and tarns are part of a unique…