Tourism

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Tourism
Travel for recreational, leisure, health or business. Tourists are people who travel away from their home area for at least a day but for no more than a year.
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LEDC
Less economically developed country e.g. Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Guatemala.
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MEDC
More economically developed country e.g. UK, USA, Japan.
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Butler's model
A graph to show the lifecycyle of a tourist resort.
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Mass tourism
Tourism on a large scale to one country or region. There is usually a particular purpose and a particular type of location, such as skiing in a mountain region. It relates to the development and consolidation stages of Butler's lifecycle model.
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Community tourism
Sharing the natural resources of a local community with visitors from home and overseas for the sustainable benefit of that local community whilst conserving the natural environment and respecting the way of life.
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Ecotourism
Environmentally friendly tourism. It caters for a niche, small but growing market of environmentally aware tourists.
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Stewardship
The management of the environment on a large scale (from regional to global). It involves Government and local council planning.
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Conservation
The careful and planned use of resources in order to manage the natural environment for future generations. It is essentially stewardship on a smaller and more manageable scale - individual people feel involved.
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Extreme/adventure tourism
Involves visiting extreme environments with dangerous landscapes, small populations and difficult access. This is a rapidly growing sector of tourism. Around 20 million trips per year are 'extreme tourism'. E.g. Rainforest treking in Amazon, Brazil.
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Human attraction
An attraction for tourists that has been built or made by humans, e.g. Blackpool Tower.
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Physical attractions
An attraction for tourists that is natural - not built by humans, e.g. mountain range.
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LEDC

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Less economically developed country e.g. Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Guatemala.

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MEDC

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Butler's model

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Mass tourism

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