UNIT 39: TOURIST DESTINATIONS

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

LO1 Understand the scope of key UK and worldwide
tourist destinations
UNIT 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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