GCSE AQA Geog A - Tourism

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Tourism

Reasons for global tourism

  • Higher salaries
  • Lower air travel costs
  • More motorways, urban by-pass
  • Packaged holidays
  • More tourist facilities in LEDCs
  • Improved and enlarged airports

Potential development of tourism in:

Cities

  • Culture - museums, art galleries
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping

Mountains

  • Scenery
  • Activities - walking, climbing, skiiing

Coastal areas

  • Beaches
  • Activities - swimming 

Economic importance of tourism in other countries

  • Creates jobs
  • Increases income of businesses
  • Poorer countries more dependant on tourism income

Contribution of tourism to UK economy

  • £80 billion every year from tourism and leisure
  • 27.7 million overseas visitors spend £13 billion of the £80 billion
  • More than 100 new hotels opened between September 2004 and December 2005
  • Created more jobs
  • London Eye most visited paying attraction - 3.7 million visitors each year
  • Historic landmarks, churches and cathedrals, castles and palaces
  • London - museums,  shopping, theatres

Factors affecting visitor number in the UK:

  • Weather
  • World Economy
  • Exchange rate
  • Terrorism and Conflict
  • Major events, e.g. olympics

Mass Tourism

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