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.
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?
Sustainability and networks - How have links between countries encouraged travel? Can tourism ever be sustainable?
Globalisation and Sustainability
Statement of Inquiry
Global Interactions have created a shrinking world in which tourism has a global impact.
Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics
Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas
Debatable 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?