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1 Edexcel spec A: Unit 3 Topic 6 - A Tourist’s World Growth in Global tourism LO: I can explain the social, economic and political causes of the growth in tourism.

2 Leisure and tourism Tourism is a superb example of temporary migration. It is wrong to think that it is exclusively a leisure activity. But the Table (p240) makes the important point that tourism comprises at least two other sectors, namely visiting friends and relatives, and business visits and trips. Arguably the former is undertaken as leisure time activity! The difference is that it does not have commercial dimension.

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4 Leisure and tourism Define the 2 key words

5 Tourism growth

6 Describe the pattern shown on the graph (4) Things to remember: Write a paragraph analysing the graph, using dates, numbers (millions) and global regions in your answer. Try and look at the overall trends rather than writing a detailed year-by-year account. Include some simple statistics, such as the difference between 1950 and 2005 and percentage changes.

7 Self assessment: annotate your work if there is anything you could have added It has increased approximately 70 times, from about 10 million in 1950 to 700 million in Since around 1960 the rate of increase has been fairly consistent, except for a short period during the early 1980s. Europe remains the dominant international destination, but there has been a significant rise in the popularity of the Americas and Asia and the Pacific. The Middle East and Africa remain relatively insignificant.

8 Why has there been a growth in tourism? Categorize factors into social, economic and political reasons

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11 Growth in tourism (a) Explain how each of the following factors is responsible for the increase in the number of people taking holidays: Disposable income Increased leisure time Developments in transport and communications Changes in people’s freedom to travel. (b) Which of these factors would you use to explain why fewer people in LICs are ‘international tourists’?


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