Impact of the World Cup

Name and Surname: Sanelisiwe Petronelia Nkambule

Student number: 32277008

Course Code: HGETORJ

Assignment no: 1

Lecture: Ms A de Jager

Date: 24 May 2010

Table of Content

Q1.1 Different approaches to geography 2

1.2 Importance of geography in tourism development 3-4

1.3 Identify any problem regarding tourism and suggest an appropriate approach 5

2.1 Demand, supply and impact of tourism in rural context with reference to examples from a rural area of your choice.         6-10

3 Learning experience based on the self activity 11

4 Reference list 12

Question 1

1.1 Distinguish five different approaches to Geography with reference to key concepts in each. Briefly indicate which aspects of tourism would typically be studied in each of the approaches you have identified.

The following approaches were identifies in relation to geography and their relationship to the study of tourism and recreation.

Spatial analysis approach
According to Hall and Page (2006:18) this approach has deployed largely in positivism, locational analysis, maps, systems, networks, morphology as key concept. Moreover the development of a new focus around the spatial variable and the analysis of spatial systems in the 1960s and 1970s where spatial analytical techniques were developed and system theory was introduced

Behavioural geography
According to Hall and Page (2006:16) the development of behavioural geography as response to the science approaches, recognising that human behaviour cannot be easily explained by using positivist models. This approach also focuses on the processes which underlie human decision-making and spatial behaviour rather than the outcomes which are the focus of much conventional spatial analysis.

Humanistic geography
According to Hall and Page (2006:16) humanistic geography rise as an emphasis on the individual as a decision-maker. This approach tends to view people as responses to stimuli to...