People and Economic Activity


Part 6 - The Future Directions of Tourism
NB. Each of the 8 parts in this topic should cover one week’s work.   Each week will consist of 4 one hour lessons.   Page references are to the textbook Global Interactions.   Read all text and directions.   Responses may be returned to me via Moodle or hand-written or printed and then posted.  
Lesson 1
Read carefully Table 3.1.12 on p. 305
1. Use a search engine to locate articles on the Internet about the impacts of tourism on a particular country.   Pick a country from the developing world.   Make a list of positive and negative impacts that are mentioned.   Some of these may appear on Table 3.1.12.
Country: Australia
Advantages   of Tourism Disadvantages of Tourism
➢ Tourism earns foreign income that can be used to pay for imported goods and services
➢ Unique environments are often protected because of their appeal to tourists
➢ Tourism creates jobs and is labour-intensive
➢ Local produce can be sold to hotels and restaurants. ➢ Tourists may show a lack of respect or local customs and religious beliefs
➢ Local traditions and customs are destroyed by contact; prostitution, crime, drugs and drunkenness often increase

Table 3.1.13 on p. 306 lists the potential impacts of tourism on the environment.   It is a very comprehensive list.   You will find that many of these occur in the case study – Perisher-Blue.

2. Read the 3rd and 4th dot point in “did you know?” on p. 306.   Explain this in your own words.   What are the implications of this for poor villages in areas where there are elephants nearby?
The average group of elephants can generate a lot of money, which will generate economic growth in the area of these elephants as these people will buy local produce because the elephants are situated in these poorer areas.

Using the elephant’s habitat for agriculture instead of grazing elephant herds will draw $7 per hectare instead of the 13 cents that agriculture will provide. In...