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1 Tertiary Economic Activity Providing services for people

2 Tertiary Economic Activities Tertiary economic activity involves providing services for people. In wealthy countries there are lots of people employed in service industries. In poor countries fewer people are employed in service industries. Most people are engaged in primary economic activity. Q. Why do you think this difference exists? Q. Make a list of jobs that people in Tertiary economic activity do.

3 Services Communication Radio, TV, Newspapers Administration Office staff Personal Dentist, Doctor, Barber Repair Mechanic, IT Technician Teleservices 11811, Customer support Construction Carpenter, plumber Tourism/Leisure Golf caddy Hotel staff Business Advertising, Accountancy Financial Banks, Credit Union Distribution Transport,

4 Tourism Tourism is a good example of a tertiary economic activity. It is a service based industry. Most people employed in tourism work in services. Q. Think about your last holiday. From the moment you left your house until you returned home, identify all the different services that people performed for you. Make a list of all of the jobs these people did. Tourists tend to go to different types of places. 4 main categories are; 1.Areas of natural beauty 2.Beaches and coastlines 3.Recreational & Sporting facilities 4.Cities

5 Ireland’s Areas of Natural Beauty Connemara Glendalough KillarneyErrigal

6 Ireland’s Beaches and Coastlines Aran Islands Cliffs of Moher Giants Causeway Dingle

7 Ireland’s Recreational & Sporting facilities Croke Park The K Club Shannon FishingAviva Stadium

8 Ireland: City Breaks Cork City Galway City Dublin CityTemple Bar

9 Tourism – A World-wide Activity

10 Tourism in Ireland Tourism is an important part of the Irish economy. In 2002, 6 million tourists visited Ireland, adding €4 billion to the economy. There are 141,000 people employed in the tourism sector. Q. Where did most of these tourists come from? Q. Why do many American tourists visit Ireland?

11 Tourism in Ireland Ireland is easily accessible as a tourist destination. Tourists can fly into Ireland. Ferries also come from Scotland, England and France. This is popular for people who want to bring their own cars.

12 Why do Tourists visit Ireland? Natural Beauty – The Giant’s Causeway, Killarney National Park, Glendalough, Connemara. Beaches & Coastlines – The Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, beaches around the coastline. Recreation & Sports – Fishing lakes, boating on the River Shannon, Golfing, International rugby and soccer matches at Croke Park. Cities – Many people visit cities like Dublin for short weekend breaks. They visit the museums, theatres, art galleries, and other historic buildings.

13 Tourism in Co. Clare Co. Clare is a popular destination for many people who visit Ireland. Tourism brings lots of money to the economy of the county. Many people are employed in the tourist industry. Q. Why do people visit Co.Clare? 1.It is a centre of traditional Irish music. 2.Bunratty Castle and Folk Park show medieval life in Ireland. 3.The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, surfing at Lahinch.

14 Tourism in Co. Clare

15 Q. Identify 4 tourist attractions shown on the map.

16 Tourism in the South of France There are two main tourist regions in the South of France. –The Cote d’Azur, east of Marseille. –Languedoc, west of the Rhone estuary.

17 Tourism in the South of France The South of France is popular with both French people and tourists from other countries. Why is the South of France so popular? –It has a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers. –It has a rich culture with many examples of Roman civilization. –It is easily accessible by road, rail, and air travel. –There are lots of tourist resorts in Monte Carlo, Cannes, and Nice.

18 Tourism in the South of France






24 Q. Using evidence from the graph, explain in detail two reasons why large numbers of tourists are attracted to the South of France in June, July, and August.

25 Tourism in Switzerland Switzerland is a landlocked country. It has huge mountains such as the Alps, and beautiful lake resorts. Tourists go to Switzerland in the summer for hiking and mountain biking. Tourists go there in the winter to ski and snowboard.

26 Tourism in Switzerland


28 The importance of tourism to the Swiss economy. Tourism brings many benefits to the Swiss economy. –It provides year round employment, unlike most Mediterranean resorts. –It brings foreign currency to the country as tourists spend money in hotels, restaurants, and shops. –It prevents out migration from small mountain villages. Young people can stay behind and work in the tourist resorts.

29 Swiss tourist resortsAlpine Ski resorts

30 Advantages and Disadvantages of Tourism Tourism can have advantages and disadvantages for a region. Q. List some advantages tourism can bring to a region. Q. List some disadvantages tourism can bring to a region.

31 Transport and Communication

32 Motorway Map TGV Map

33 Transport and Communication

34 Entertainment Facilities

35 Disadvantages of Tourism

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