lecture 17 - Geographical Perspective on Tourism So far the...

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Geographical Perspective on Tourism - So far the theories of : o Agriculture -> best use of agr. Land -> what gets grown/raised where? o Industry -> what is the best (min. Transp. Cost) location for a manufacturing establishment? o Retail/Service -> what is the most efficient arrangement of distribution points (from consumer + sellers)? - Theories of tourist locations/destinations -> marketing: how to attract people to a tourist destination - Dramatic growth since 1960s o Largest ‘industry’ in the world (15% of all jobs in the world) o Annual growth 23% faster than world economy o Est. Number of tourist – 700m/year (1.5 billion by 2020) o Annual value (US) $4 trillion; 14% world GDP - Why increase important o Rise in leisure, life expectancy, affluence, marketing/promotion, mobility - How to define tourists- who are they? o Spectators/consumers (of what? – cultures, places, spectacles ...) o If a resident of Hamilton visits Dundurn Castle, is that tourism? - Significance of tourism: o “... the means by which modern people assess their world, defining their
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  • Fall '08
  • CHILDS
  • Montreal, Dundurn Castle

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