Presentation on theme: "St. Michaels RC School Growth of Tourism. St. Michaels RC School Tourism is the worlds biggest industry. The World Tourism Organisation estimates that."— Presentation transcript:
St. Michaels RC School Tourism is the worlds biggest industry. The World Tourism Organisation estimates that it employs up to 10% of the worlds workforce. In 1993, over 17 million foreign tourists visited the UK spending over £7 billion. Tourism is an even more important source of income in some LEDCs. For example, tourism contributes 80% to the GDP in the Caribbean. Growth of tourism
St. Michaels RC School Why has tourism grown in the UK? Internet more people take early retirement more leisure time improved transportation
St. Michaels RC School Where do people visit? Why did Europe receive the most tourists?
St. Michaels RC School RankDestinationMillion visitors 1Italy60 2France53 3Spain52 4U.S.A.39 5Canada38 6Austria19 7Portugal18 8Britain18 Digest of Tourist Statistics, 1990 Popular tourist destinations
St. Michaels RC School time Growth of tourism The local fishermen get better prices for their seafood. 1 2 3 4 New airports are built. The local government has to find new water supplies due to the increased demand. Rare species are no longer found in the area. People move to the area to work in the construction industry. The sea becomes too polluted to be used for swimming. It is difficult to get to your hotel from the airport due to poor quality roads. Match the descriptions to the stages. The bars and clubs stay open until 4am. Some souvenir shops start to close down. The stage model of tourism