Tourism Definitions

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Tourism
Activity involving travel and temporary stay away from the home environment for at least a day
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Cartogram
A map which distorts each country’s land area according to a specific variable.
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Heritage Tourism
Often domestic tourism, short breaks and day trips to visit historic sites and landscapes.
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Adventure Tourism
Often organised by tourist themselves and destinations are often isolated and inaccessible locations. It often involves young people on a budget without a set itinerary.
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Winter Tourism
Relatively high cost, to locations such as the French and the Swiss Alps. It involves skiing and snowboarding.
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Ecotourism
Tourism to experience plants, animals and cultures. It is designed to have small environmental impacts and is often in exotic locations.
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Extreme Tourism
Tourism with high-risk activities and an adrenalin rush, such as white-water rafting.
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Mass Tourism
Relatively low cost, in purpose-built beach resorts, hotels and villas and peaks in the summer. Large numbers of people heading to the same area.
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Space Tourism
Costing in the millions, only a handful of people have experienced it so far and it is only for the super-rich. Carries a very high risk.
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Fair Trade Tourism
Makes sure the benefits go directly to those whose land, natural resources, work, knowledge and culture are being used.
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Event Tourism
Event Tourism
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Package Holiday
A tour where transport, accommodation and food are all included in one price
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Multiplier Effect
Increased spending in one part of the economy positively affecting another.
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Honeypot
A place of attractive scenery or historic/cultural interest that attracts large numbers of visitors but is small in scale.
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Sustainable
Meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.
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Indigenous
Naturally existing in a place or country rather than coming from somewhere else.
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Development Gap
A development gap exists between LEDCs and MEDCs. It is the difference between the economic development of the world’s richest and poorest countries.
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Life expectancy
The average age a person born today could expect to reach before death.
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Adult literacy rate
The % of the adult population that are able to read and write.
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GNI per capita
The total wealth of a country divided by the total population.
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Death rate
The number of deaths per 1000 people.
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GNI (Gross National Income)
A country’s wealth – calculated by adding together the total money earned from all economic activity in the country.
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LEDC/MEDC
A less/more economically developed country – a country with a low/high GNP
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Birth Rate
The number of births per 1000 people
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Infant Mortality Rate
The number of children that die before their first birthday per 1000 live births.
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HDI (Human Development Index)
A social welfare index based upon life expectancy (health), adult literacy, number of years of schooling (education) & GNI per capita (economic).
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Sustainable Tourism
Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities but also future generations.
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Sustainable
Meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.
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Honeypot Sites
Places of special interest appeal that are very popular and tend to become over-crowded with visitors at peak times.
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City Breaks
Short leisure trip to once city or town with no overnight stay at any other destination during the trip.
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A map which distorts each country’s land area according to a specific variable.

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Often domestic tourism, short breaks and day trips to visit historic sites and landscapes.

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Often organised by tourist themselves and destinations are often isolated and inaccessible locations. It often involves young people on a budget without a set itinerary.

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Relatively high cost, to locations such as the French and the Swiss Alps. It involves skiing and snowboarding.

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