Tourism is an industry that drives people to travel for recreation and leisure. The growth of tourism has had an economic, environmental and social effect on many countries.
What is a tourist?
A person who travels just for business
Someone who visits a place far away from their home for more than a month
Someone who travels away from their home for pleasure
Which of the following is a reason for increasing numbers of tourists?
Fewer paid holidays
People working longer hours
In recent years where has tourism grown most rapidly?
Which of the following is a benefit of tourism?
Changing culture and traditions
Tourist money used to look after historic buildings
Which of the following is a negative impact of tourism?
New jobs are created
Local goods become too expensive for local people
New facilities are built
Why can it be a problem if a country relies heavily on tourism?
Because tourists are badly behaved
Because tourists bring lots of money in with them
Because tourists might stop coming and the country will have no other source of income
How might the natural environment be damaged by tourism?
Both footpath erosion and litter
Which of the following is an aim of national parks in the UK?
To provide parks solely for the use of tourists
To promote the public's enjoyment of the area
To preserve the area exactly as it is
What do conservationists want to do in national parks?
Improve parking facilities
Provide more affordable housing for locals
Which of the following is a good way of reducing footpath erosion in national parks?
Close the park to all visitors
Stop locals from using the footpath
Close the footpath temporarily and allow it to recover