tourism keyword definitions and knowledge checks

define 'tourism'
tourism is when people visit another region or area for a period of at least 24 hours. It can be international or within the country of the traveller.
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define 'mass tourism'
mass tourism usually describes the practice where many tens of thousands of people go to the same resort at the same time of year - it is the most popular form of holiday as everything (travel & accomodation) is packaged together > more affordable
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define the 'pleasure periphery'
the main idea behind this concept - over time people able to travel further > the increases in prosperity and technology have enabled this movement > there are few places left on the planet that are not reachable within 24 hours of travel
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define 'carrying capacity'
carrying capacity is the maximum level that an area or resource can sustain without an unacceptable degree of deterioration of that resource
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define 'honeypot site'
a honeypot site- tourist resort that attracts a large number of tourists. > a lot of environmental & social pressure put on the local area & people. Honeypot site will usually have one particular attribute that surrounding area doesn't- e.g scenery
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define 'ecotourism'
according to the international ecotourism society (TIES 2015), ecotourism is the responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the wellbeing of the local people, and involves interpretation and education
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define 'greenwashing'
occurs when tour operators place luxurious hotels in tropical areas and pay little attention to ecotourism but claim that they're eco-friendly
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mass tourism usually describes the practice where many tens of thousands of people go to the same resort at the same time of year - it is the most popular form of holiday as everything (travel & accomodation) is packaged together > more affordable

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define 'mass tourism'

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the main idea behind this concept - over time people able to travel further > the increases in prosperity and technology have enabled this movement > there are few places left on the planet that are not reachable within 24 hours of travel

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carrying capacity is the maximum level that an area or resource can sustain without an unacceptable degree of deterioration of that resource

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a honeypot site- tourist resort that attracts a large number of tourists. > a lot of environmental & social pressure put on the local area & people. Honeypot site will usually have one particular attribute that surrounding area doesn't- e.g scenery

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