Leisure, Sport & Tourism IB Geography 2 hours Objective: 1. Is it easy to define leisure, tourism and sport as single activities or are they invariably interlinked? 2. What factors have led to a growth in these activities?
Free time when you are not in work, education or carrying out essential domestic activities and compulory activities e.g sleeping and eating.
However, do some people enjoy carrying out domestic activities. What about DIY?
Is free time really free? Or do social and economic forces package it as « leisure time » and offer you a host of (paid for) activities. If you have a free weekend, what sort of things might you do? How is this presented to you? Why do you feel it is leisure?
Why do MEDC governments like to promote « Leisure Time » amongst their populations?
In less than 50 words, write down why you think governments try to promote the leisure industry? Surely, a person not at work is therefore not productive??
Travel away from home for at least one night for the purpose of leisure .
Note that this definition excludes day trippers. There are many possible subdivisions of tourism. Subgroups include: ⋅ ecotourism—tourism focusing on the natural environment and local communities ⋅ heritage tourism—tourism based on a historic legacy (landscape feature, historic building or event) as its major attraction ⋅ sustainable tourism—tourism that conserves primary tourist resources and supports the livelihoods and culture of local people.
Can you spot the links between leisure, sport and tourism here?