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.

Key Concept

Global Interactions - To explore how an increasing interconnect world has occurred and how it has created a global transport network. How has technology changed the face of how we view and connect with the world?

Related Concepts

Globalisation, process and networks - How has the process of globalisation occured? How has this process created close networks between places?

Global Context

Globalisation and Sustainability Exploration - Diversity and interconnections - How has globalisation created diverse connections and interconnections between people and places?

Statement of Inquiry

The process of globalisation has forged global interactions through a diverse range of interconnected networks.

Inquiry Questions

Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics



  • What is tourism?
  • What impact has the process of tourism had on its networks?
  • How has tourism changed the process of how it connects a diverse range of people and places in the modern era?

Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas



  • How has the historical process of globalisation, through the 'Grand Tour', created opportunities for modern interconnections and networks?
  • How can the Sustainable Development Goals create diverse connectivity between different tourism networks?

Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories.

  • Which interconnected network could be viewed as the 'best' to take holiday makers in the 1930s from the heart of their colonial Empire to their furthest colony?
  • To what extent can the process of tourism ever be sustainable across its diverse networks?

Unit Outlines and ATL sheets for Global Tourism

2018 - 19 Year 9 Individuals and Societies - Global Tourism
2018-19 Global Tourism - Year 9 - Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid