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Tourism and the Economy City-Centered Regions. The downtown of any two major cities in the world can look very much alike.

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1 Tourism and the Economy City-Centered Regions

2 The downtown of any two major cities in the world can look very much alike.

3 Vancouver is the most popular city destination in all of Canada.

4 Paris is the most popular city destination in all of Europe.

5 Honolulu is the most popular city destination for conferences in all of the United States.

6 The following are some key terms you should understand when talking about the city centred regions: MACRO-REGIONS a large region with similar physical, economic or cultural regions ex. The Caribbean. MICRO-REGIONS a small city region ex. Tokyo, London. INFRASTRUCTURE the transportation systems (ex. Planes, trains, subways, street cars, road, bridges etc), accommodations and other services used to provide access to sites and tourist attractions.

7 CITY-CENTRED REGION areas in and around a city that have an interdependent relationship ex. Toronto is the main area of Southern Ontario with the surrounding areas such as Burlington and Oshawa that are interdependent making the area a city-centred region. ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT the impact on natural systems ex. resources, waste. As a region expands and grows it’s ecological footprint increases

8 Destinations around the world vary tremendously. Tourists select their destinations by comparing different factors. Population Natural Attractions Religious Sites Situation of Site HistoryInfrastructureCost Issues (environmental, political etc.) EntertainmentArchitectureImage/Marketing Art Galleries/Museums ShoppingSportsFestivals

9 For Example:

10 Your Task: 1) Choose any 8 of the factors from the previous slide to come up with a comparison chart comparing: New York City New York City Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro 2) In a short paragraph answer the following question: Which of the two would YOU prefer to visit? Why? Make sure your answer reflects the criteria listed in your research Which of the two would YOU prefer to visit? Why? Make sure your answer reflects the criteria listed in your research Factors New York City Rio De Janeiro Cost cheap flights, driving possibility but very high cost of living which means food accommodation and attraction fees will be very high a little more expensive flights, no driving possibility but very low cost of living which means food, accommodation and attraction fees will be much lower Festivals


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