FACT• In the year 2011 as a total number of 4,967 registered hotels or hostels, offering a total of 240,000 beds in 128,000 rooms. This capacity was saturated to 41.7% (compared to 39.7% in 2005), amounting to a total of 38.8 million lodging nights.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN• Tourism can also effect the pollution in these areas because:• More forms of transport are needed to get people to there destinations.• More people are starting to visit these areas for sites, skiing and other winter based sports.
FOLD MOUTAINS• Fold mountains are the most common type of mountain. The world’s largest mountain ranges are fold mountains. These ranges were formed over millions of years.• Fold mountains are formed when two plates collide head on, and their edges crumbled, much the same way as a piece of paper folds when pushed together.• Examples of fold mountains include:• Himalayan Mountains in Asia• the Alps in Europe• the Andes in South America• the Rockies in North America• the Urals in Russia
HOW THE ALPS ARE USED• Below the snowline is a treeless zone of alpine pastures that have for generations been used for the summer grazing of goats and cattle. Agriculture is confined to the valleys and foothills, with fruit growing and viticulture on some sunny slopes. Hydroelectric power, used for industries in the mountains and in nearby regions, is generated from the many waterfalls and swift-flowing rivers. Tourism, based on the scenic attractions of the Alps and the mountaineering and winter sports they provide, is a major source of income ...
GEOLOGICAL FACTS• The history of the Alps started some 500 million years ago. In the then existing Tethyan Sea, the materials the Alps are made of, such as marble, limestone and granite, developed during many millions of years. The actual mountain-building started a 100 million years ago when the African tectonic plate started to move towards and causing pressure on the more stable tectonic plates of Europe and Asia.• The growth process is still going on. On a geological timescale the Alps are a young mountain range, still developing: the Alps gain about one millimetre (0.04 ") in height every year.
LEDC’S AND MEDC’S• MEDC’s and LEDC’s have there differences because the MEDC’s earn a lot more money in the tourism in fold mountains industry than the LEDC’s because the MEDC’s have a lot more resources to use and build on.
DID YOU KNOW?• Two Tectonic Plates meet along the Southern Alps. This is called a fault line. The Southern Alps are constantly changing because the Pacific Plate is being pushed down under the Australian Plate and that causes the Alps to rise up.