001 - Growth of Travel and Tourism

Factual Question

What is tourism?
What has influenced the growth of tourism?


Key Terminology

Activity One - What is Tourism? How has it grown?

  1. On the A4 whiteboards, list all the different types of tourism that you can think of? E.g a beach holiday
  2. Why do people visit places or go on holiday? Write three paragraphs to explain your answer.

Activity Two - Watch

Everyone thinks that tourism is a good thing for everyone, but is it? Throughout this module we will be looking at the issues that surround tourism. Remember an issue doesn't have be negative.

  • As you watch the clip below write down all the benefits that tourism can bring.
  • Also write down any problems that may be created by tourism.

Tourism Benefits Everyone

Activity Three - Skill - Has tourism grown? Why?

  1. Describe the map below. Remember to write in full sentences and to use the data to illustrate your points.


    2. What has caused the growth in tourism? Draw a detailed mind map the factors which have allowed tourism to grow on A4 paper. If you are struggling you  can use the hints below.


Transport                        Internet                    Money                    Time                Expectations                        Life Expectancy

    3. Write a paragraph to explain the factors which might stop people from wanting to travel? Hint - think about what you have heard on the news or read online.