Understand that people move between places and how this has consequences for the people and the place.
2: Understand how people’s management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability
Copy these down 16 0 Africa 8 1 The Middle East 2 10 Rest of Asia 6 6 India and Pakistan 11 6 China and Japan 21 1 Europe 19 2 Britain and Ireland 20 0 South America 12 7 North America 4 18 Australia 11 9 Pacific Islands 6 10 South Island 0 27 North Island Would like to go Have been there
Tourism is the world's largest industry. The number of tourists went from 25 million in 1950 up to 702 million in 2000. The tourism growth rate is 4% a year, and could reach 1 billion in 2010 and 1.6 billion in 2020 according to the World Tourism Organisation.
However, the countries that benefit most from the tourism industry are the wealthier countries such as those in North America and Western Europe. Between 55 and 80% of the enormous tourism industry income goes back to them. Moreover, there are many harmful effects of mass tourism in most of the tourist sites: The cultural and environmental impacts it brings along many challenge the very resources it relies on.