Tourism Development Definitions

ANOB
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; an area of countryside designated by a government agency as having natural features of exceptional beauty and given protection status
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Desirable
Wished for as being attractive; makes people want to go there
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Economic
Relating to the production, development and management of material wealth as of a country or business enterprise; refers to the income coming in and out of a country or local area
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Ecotourism
Tourism directed towards exotic, natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife
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English Heritage
A registered charity which manage and preserve areas of historical and cultural significance; manages the National Heritage Collection which comprises of over 44 buildings, monuments and sites
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Environmental
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates; the natural world
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Environmental Auditing
An assessment of the extent to which an organisation is observing practices which minimises harm to the environment; environmental census which records data of specie and vegetation numbers
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Gateway
An entrance point e.g. Airports, Ferry ports, Train stations
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Hotel Chain
All hotels under the ensign of a hotel group e.g. Hilton, Ibis
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Impact
The marked effect or influence after; the result of tourism
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Inbound
Travelling towards a particular destination; people from outside the country coming into the country e.g. Spanish tourists coming into the UK
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Leakage
When revenue generated by tourism is lost to other countries economies rather than used for the benefit of the host country
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LEDC
Less Economically Developed Country; lower GDP, standard of living etc
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Long Haul
A long distance in reference to the transport of goods or passengers; anything over 4 hours of travel
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Mass Market Tourism
A form of tourism that involves tens of thousands of people going to the same destination/resort often at the same time of year
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MEDC
More Economically Developed Country; High GDP, standard of living etc
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National Park
An area of countryside or occasionally sea or freshwater, protected by the state for the enjoyment of the public or the preservation of wildlife; an area of environmental interest
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Natural Disaster
A natural event such as a flood, earthquake, tsunami or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life
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Niche Market
A small, specialised market for particular products or services
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Objective
A thing aimed at or sought; happens before tourism; a goal
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Outbound
Travelling away from a particular place; going out of a country to another e.g. UK tourists leaving the UK and going to Spain
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Preservation
The act of keeping something the same or preventing it from being damaged e.g. preserving the environment or culture
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Pressure Group
A group that tries to influence public policy in the interest of a particular cause; fight for a cause e.g. Greenpeace
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Private Sector
The part of the economy that it not under direct state control; private companies or organisations that are for profit
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Public Sector
The part of the economy that in controlled by the state; governmnet providing services not for profit; e.g. UK's Department of Media, Culture and Sport
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Regeneration
To improve a place of system, especially by making it more active or successful; turning disused or derelict areas into new, modern and active areas
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Responsible Tourism
Any form of tourism which minimises negative social, economic and environmental impacts and generate greater economic benefits for local people and enhance the well being of host communities
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Short Haul
A relatively short distance in terms of travel or the transport of goods; anything below 4 hours of travel
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Shoulder Period
A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons
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Socio-Cultural
Related to the different groups of people in society and their habits, traditions and beliefs
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Sustainable Tourism
An attempt to make only a positive impact on the environment, economy and society; surviving for a long period of time
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T.I.C
Tourism Information Centre; a facility which provides visitors with information on the area, its attractions, accommodation, amps and other items relevant to tourism e.g. leaflets, transport tickets, event tickets etc
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TDAPA
Tourism Development Action Plan Agency; a name of a tourism development plan
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Tourism Development Plan
A strategic view of how terrorism in an area can develop sustainability e.g. reducing visitor numbers
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Travel Operator
Organisers of trips or holidays; work with Travel Agents
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Travel Agent
A person engaged in selling and arranging transportation, accommodation tours or trips for travellers e.g. Thomas Cook, Tui
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Triangular Relationship
The relationship between Agents of Tourism Development, the local community/host country and the tourists; relationship works together to allow for sustainable tourism to be effective
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UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
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Visit Britian
The National Tourism Board of Britian; promotes tourism of the UK overseas, carries out research about UK tourism and promotes/maintains/builds tourist attractions and facilities
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Voluntary Sector
The duty of social activity taken by organisations that are not for profit and non-governmental; funded by donations and backed by organisations or companies
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World Heritage Site
A natural or manmade site, area or structure recognised as being of outstanding international importance and therefore as deserving special protection; nominated to and designated by the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO; funded by the UN
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WWF
The World Wide Fund for Nature; an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1961 working for wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impacts on the environment
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