Architecture sEgypt sLife after death Example: Tombs sDark Ages sProtection Example: Castles/Fortress sMiddle Ages sReligion Example: Cathedrals
Languages Bilingual: the ability to speak two languages. There are anywhere between 3,000 and 6,500 languages.
World Religion Judaism Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Taoism Shintoism Christianity Islam
Cultural Geography Refers to a group’s total way of life, including the systems of social meanings, values, and ways of relating that are handed down from generation to generation. ▫Influences how people eat and how they prepare, serve, and consume food. ▫Architecture ▫Dress ▫Music/Art ▫Literature
Folklore Folklore consists of the beliefs, customs, and traditions that people pass on from generation to generation.
Mealtimes in Different Countries Breakfast: 6:00 – 11:00 am Lunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Dinner: 5:00 pm to midnight
Something to Remember… When traveling in a foreign country travelers should always keep bottled water with them.
GuidebooksBrochures Guidebooks give travelers information about: Where to stay Where to eat Where to shop Background information Sightseeing tips Describes a destination’s attractions or a supplier’s offerings. Designed to sell a product.
Co-op Advertising Brochures published by tour operators and travel agencies in a combined effort to sell the travel product.
Lights, Action, Camera Pictures are great travel motivators. TV and movie information falls into 2 groups: Romantic Material Practical Material
Government Tourist Office (GTO) A state or province’s tourism promotion organization that gives detailed information about a country, state, or city Example: Utah Travel Council
Familiarization Trips Reduced-rate trips provided by a supplier’s marketing department to qualified travel professionals who need knowledge to sell the product effectively.
Trade Shows Provide opportunities for travel professionals to showcase their products.