2 - Global Tourism

This unit will investigate how global tourism has evolved. 
It will start with a look at the importance of tourism as an industry then take a historical perspective on the development of tourism from 'The grand Tour' to the first commercial flight from Southampton (UK) to Cape Town (South Africa). 
Modern tourist journeys are studied through inquiry into the changing popularity of tourist resorts, redeveloping tourism, sustainable tourism and tourism in Antarctica.

Times Content



Key Concept

Global Interactions - To explore how an increasing interconnect world has occurred and how it has created a global network of tourism. Can tourism truly be sustainable?



Related Concepts

Sustainability and networks - How have links between countries encouraged travel? Can tourism ever be sustainable?



Global Context

Globalisation and Sustainability



Statement of Inquiry

Global Interactions have created a shrinking world in which tourism has a global impact.



Inquiry Questions


 Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideasDebatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories.
  • What is tourism?
  • What factors have caused tourism to grow?
  • What impact has tourism had on the environment?
  •  Has tourism caused a Westernisation of culture?
  •  Tourism will always exploit the environment it claims to protect?





Unit Outlines and ATL sheets

Year 9 Individuals and Societies - Global Tourism


Global Tourism - Year 9 - Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid