1A2 Geography 6th January, 2015
1A2 Geography 6th January, 2015 Tourism: A service industry Homework: • List and explain three reasons why Ireland has seen an increase in the number of tourists visiting the country over the last number of years. In pairs, discuss… • … what has made Cobh a popular tourist destination. Tourism – A Service Industry • Tourism is a very important example of a tourist industry. • It contributes to the economy. Tourism – A Service Industry • Particular regions offer various attractions to tourists. • These include: 1. Areas of natural beauty. 2. Beaches and coastlines. 3. Regions offering recreational and sporting facilities. 4. Cities. (You will be learning about these during next Monday’s class and during the first class on Tuesday.) • Tourist services and facilities are often located in such regions. Growth in Tourism • At least seven reasons can be given to explain why the number of tourists visiting Ireland has grown significantly. Growth in Tourism 1.In the developed world, laws say that people in employment must be given holiday pay/paid time off. – Encourages people to take holidays. – Makes holidays more affordable. 2. Many people work in stressful jobs and need time to relax. Growth in Tourism 3. Improved air transport. – Knock, Co. Mayo and Farranfore, Co. Kerry. – Chartered flights during peak season to popular places, e.g. Alicante, Spain. 4. Airlines, such as Ryanair, have brought down the cost of air travel. Growth in Tourism 5. ‘Package holiday’ affordable and easily booked. – Flights and accommodation can be booked together. 6. Internet: Allows people to research destinations and find cheap holidays. 7. The Euro: A single currency means we don’t have to worry about exchanging currency when travelling to other countries in the Eurozone. – But currency must be exchanged outside of the Eurozone and this costs money!