006 - Modern Tourism

Factual Question

What forms of tourism are there today?

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Activity One - Different Types of Tourism

While many of us go holiday to enjoy the natural landscape, soak up the sun, enjoy the beach etc, there are many different types of tourism today. I have identified a number of forms of tourism (and I am sure there are more) that are currently on the rise.
  • Adventure tourism
  • Agritourism
  • Ancestry tourism
  • Cultural tourism
  • Detox tourism
  • Disaster tourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Gambling tourism
  • Medical tourism
  • Recreational tourism
  • Social tourism
  • Sport tourism
  • Space tourism
  1. Define the different types of tourism above, using the slideshare and links below.

Space Tourism


    2.  Choose your favourite type of tourism from the list above and write a convincing argument to persuade the group of why we should take up             your type of tourism. You will write your argument in no more than 200 words and will then present it to the group.

                    Consider the following points:
          • Example of a company - Virgin, Thomas Cook, Intrepid Travel, Adventure Tours
          • Is it advertised on websites? - Secret escapes
          • Have there been newspaper articles written about your form of tourism? - BBC News, Guardian, The Telegraph, New York Times