Online Geography Resources


The Growth of Global Tourism

Geography Starter


The following four YouTube clips are adverts designed to attract people to particular locations. Try and identify the place being advertised before the video tells you!
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International Tourist Arrivals
The number of international tourist arrivals (the number of tourists) is growing but what impacts the rates at which it grows? What causes the 'blips' on the graph above?
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Factors that impact upon tourism

Click on each image to see a larger copy. What factor do you think each image is representing?
Use a mind mapping programme such as Xmind or a large sheet of paper to produce a mind map that shows the factors that have an impact upon the amount of global tourism. You should include references to the images above, explaining what each of them represent and whether they would cause the amount of tourism to increase or decrease.
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Written Task

  1. Describe the growth of International Tourist Arrivals between 1950 and 2011.
  2. What is predicted to happen to International Tourist Arrivals between 2011 and 2020.
  3. Produce 6 short statements that explain the reasons for the growth in global tourism.
  4. Produce 4 short statements that explain short-term changes in the number of tourists.
Geography Review


World touristiness map
Google Earth Placemark   World touristiness map [Source]
World map color-coded by level of touristiness, based on analysis of photos on Panoramio. Yellow indicates high touristiness, red medium touristiness, and blue low touristiness. Areas having no Panoramio photos at all are grey. The analysis takes into account how many photos and by how many authors there are in a given area. on facebook
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