UNIT 39: TOURIST DESTINATIONS

UNIT 39: TOURIST DESTINATIONS
Tourist Destinations K/601/1748




LO1 Understand the scope of key UK and worldwide tourist destinationsUNIT 1: THE CONTEMPORARY HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Understand the scope of key UK and worldwide tourist destinations Main destinations: by income generated, visitor numbers and tourism statistics Tourist destinations: major tourist destinations selected from UK, Europe and the rest of the world Generators: source of tourists

1.1 analyse main tourist destinations and generators of the world in terms of visitor numbers and income generation


1.2 analyse statistics to determine tourism destination trends and predict future trends




LO2 Understand the cultural, social and physical features of tourist destinations
Understand the cultural, social and physical features of tourist destinations Cultural: resources eg museums, monuments, churches, megaliths, festivals, food, drink, music Social: social groups eg national, regional, religious; needs of different customer groups; impact of tourism on resources and the local community; carrying capacity; sustainability; local and national government policies; alternatives to mass market Physical: landscape eg geology of lakes, mountains, coastline, profile of beaches, flora and fauna, preferences of landscape; effects of people and the need for conservation eg urban infrastructure, water supply, sanitation, transport networks


2.1 analyse cultural, social and physical features of tourist destinations explaining their appeal to tourists

2.2 compare features of developing and leading tourist destinations


LO3 Understand how the characteristics of destinations affect their appeal to tourists

Understand how the characteristics of destinations affect their appeal to tourists Economic characteristics: economic growth and development; the process of economic development in countries eg pre-industrial society, industrial to a service economy; components of gross domestic product; provision of consumer goods; exportation of primary products; fluctuation of process in export markets; dependency on industrial countries; tourism as an economic alternative Physical characteristics: physical conditions eg poor urban infrastructure, lack of clean water supply, inadequate sanitation, lack of utilities, poor transport network Social characteristics: eg population pressures, infant mortality, life expectancy, migration from rural to urban living, levels of poverty, construction and roles of family units, quality of life, incidence of disease, literacy levels, role of women and children Political characteristics: forms of government eg absolutist, democratic, emergent democracy, tribal, theocratic; corruption, international links; use of tourism as a political tool eg Cuba, Burma Destinations: selected from UK, Europe and the rest of the world, leading destinations, developing destinations Appeal: popularity, change in visitor numbers, types of visitor eg business, pleasure, visiting friends and relatives; change, product life cycle 

 3.1 compare the appeal of current leading tourist destinations with that of currently developing tourist destinations


3.2 evaluate how characteristics of a tourist destination affect its appeal

 LO4 Understand issues likely to affect the popularity of tourist destinations



Understand issues likely to affect the popularity of tourist destinations Issues: eg climate, global warming, Arctic flows, ocean current, natural disasters, natural phenomena; sustainability; political eg use of tourism as a political tool, human rights, growth of nationalism and religious fundamentalism; terrorism; economics; trade links, sports links, linguistic links, ethical, role of the media, conflict with agriculture Popularity: visitor numbers, statistics, economic data; tourist generation eg factors determining demand, reason for growth; world distribution – domestic and internationalITECH 6502 Data Communication Management Assignment 1

4.1 analyse issues that affect the popularity of tourist destinations


4.2 discuss the potential for responsible tourism to enhance the host community at worldwide tourist destinations










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