Geography: Tourism Key Terms

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Toruism
The short term movement of people to places away from where they live and work, normally for pleasure or business
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Choropleth Mapping
Different edepths of shading to show increase or decrease
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Package Holidays
A tour where transport, accommodation and food are all included in one price
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Long-haul Flight
A flight over a long distance, usually taking more than three hours to get to a location
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Short-haul Flights
A short distance flight of three hours or less
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Development
is the use of resources and the application of available technology to bring about an increase in the standard of living within a country. (To change for the better)
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Development Gap
The difference between the level of developmet of the economically MEDC's of the northern hemisphere and the LEDC's in the southern hemisphere
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Gross national income (GNI)
A way of measuring the wealth of a country
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Economic Activity
All the businesses and activities that create wealth for a country
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Development Indicators
Health, wealth and social statistics that show the level of development of a country
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Ecotourism
Holidays that do little or no damage to the natural environment or local communities
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Pollution
Damage caused to water, air, scenery etc
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Water Table
The upper level of water underground
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Greenhouse Gases
Gases from burning fossil fuels that pollute the air and add to the problem of global warming
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Mass Tourism
Large numbers of people visiting the same area
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Corporate Responsibility
How a company manages its impact on local communities and the local environment
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Different edepths of shading to show increase or decrease

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Choropleth Mapping

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A tour where transport, accommodation and food are all included in one price

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A flight over a long distance, usually taking more than three hours to get to a location

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A short distance flight of three hours or less

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