008 - Boom and bust

Debatable Question

Can the process of global interactions through tourism ever create a sustainable economic environment in an increasingly interconnected world?

Approaches to Learning

Communication Skills - Reading, writing and using language to gather and communicate information - Write for different purposes.

Key Terminology

            • Butler's Model

Define the key term above by using the 'Useful Link' below.

Useful Link

Activity One - Identify

Images can tell us a thousand things without any words but what can the one below tell us?

      1. Where in the world was this picture taken? Justify your answer.

Activity Two - Watch

You have described quite an idyllic place in the image in activity one but lets have a look at what it looks like today.

      1. Watch the youtube clip below of the introduction to the comedy series Benidorm and write on the padlet what Benidorm is like today.

      2. Would you visit Benidorm in its current state? Justify your answer.

Activity Three - Models

Now it is time to use models to explain why tourist spots can go through a period of boom and bust. Use the slideshare to answer the questions - Thank you Mr. Allaway www.geographyalltheway.com

      1. Draw a copy of the Butler's model.

      2. Describe the different stages of the model by annotating your model.

      3. Draw a Butler's model for Benidorm. Use the example and the articles in the 'Useful Resources' box.


Image Two - Butler's Model for Blackpool, UK