Geography Specification Tourism Flashcards

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What are the physical factors that affect the nature of tourism?
Landscape, Climate and Distinctive flora and fauna
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What are the human factors that affect the nature of tourism?
Availability of hotels and campsites, entertainment and theme parks, and accessibility.
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In what ways and why is tourism changing?
Advertising and TV programmes, Changing Lifestyles, Changing recreational activities, More leisure time, Improved accessibility and transport facilities, Greater Mobility and Greater Affluence.
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What are the negative impacts of the development of tourism on people and the economy?
Seasonal employment, few local employers are well paid, profits do not benefit the host country, local farmers may be tempted to sell their land to developers which makes farming their land almost impossible.
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What are the positive impacts of the development of tourism on people and the economy?
Employment, new leisure facilites, improvements in standard of living and wealth for the region and local people.
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What are the impacts of the development of tourism on the environment?
damage to fragile ecosystems (such as tropical coastlines and reefs), increased demand for water, pollution from sewage, disruption of marine life from water activities, noise, visual and sound pollution from nightlife and traffic congestion
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How can tourism be developed in a sustainable way?
Managing different environments whilst providing access through protection schemes, limiting development whilst encouraging it elsewhere, National parks, Rainforest projects , Ecotourism, Sustainable hunting, Footpaths to minimise erosion, Education
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What are the human factors that affect the nature of tourism?

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Availability of hotels and campsites, entertainment and theme parks, and accessibility.

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What are the negative impacts of the development of tourism on people and the economy?

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