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A national tourist industry Examine the social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism.
Where am I? I am in the Northern Hemisphere at latitude 21 O N I am divided into 58 provinces I have an HDI of 0.64, 121 in the world I am the 13 th most populous country in the world with 90 million people 55.6% of my population work in the primary sector My main exports are rice, rubber and coffee.
Locational information about Vietnam Annotate the sheet to describe the location of Vietnam Describe the physical geography – climate, relief, vegetation. Locate – The capital city, International Airports, Major railways.
Vietnam: A national tourist industry Locational information Primary tourist attractions Human Physical Reasons for growth in tourism Economic and historical context
Impacts of tourism growth SocialEconomic Environmental Political
Vietnam economic One of the fastest growing economies in the world – average of 6.13% GDP growth 2000-2014 55% of the population still work in the primary sector The secondary sector actually generates the most income (43% of total GDP) Vietnam has become an important offshoring location because of its cheap labour and growing market
Vietnam – historical Gained independence from France in 1945 1954 North and South Vietnam formed The north was led by Ho Chi Minh and backed by China, the south was backed by the US. 19 years of war between North and South until the South fell in 1975 – unifying Vietnam under communist rule
Some reasons for tourism growth Improved transportation Deregulation. Vietnam still has a Communist system, but the ruling party has allowed greater private ownership. Relaxed immigration. Visas are still required, but these are now a lot easy to obtain.
Better image. The war has been finished over 30 years and now tourists are saying much better things about Vietnam. Better advertising at home and abroad. Investment in hotels and restaurants Exchange rate (once you are in Vietnam it is still a relatively cheap place to visit). Excellent human and physical attractions (see below) Saturation of neighbouring countries like Thailand and Malaysia.
Find out the human and physical attractions of Vietnam
http://preview.channel4learning.com/espresso/clipbank/servlet/ link?macro=setresource&template=vid&resourceID=865 Which type of tourist is the Nha Trang development aimed at? What advantage is there targeting tourism at this type of customer? How does the multiplier effect create additional jobs from the growth in tourism?