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Venice loved to death

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  • 1. 6. Leisure at the local scale: tourism • tourism management in urban areas For one named city or large town: • describe the distribution and location of primary and secondary tourist resources • discuss the strategies designed to manage tourist demands, maximize capacity and minimize conflicts between local residents and visitors and avoid environmental damage.
  • 2. What is a Primary & Secondary Tourist Resource?
    • Tourism is dependent upon the attractive power of the destination’s primary resources: *Natural resources (climate, landscape, ecosystems); *Cultural resources (urban heritage, arts, archaeological values, traditions, *Social resources (potential tourism developers with socio-demographic characteristics, abilities, financial capital, knowledge)
    • Moreover tourist destinations provide secondary resources: *Accommodation sector (hotel, motel, camping, guest house etc.); *Catering sector (café, restaurants, bistro etc.); *Travel organisation sector (agencies, tour operators etc.); *Transportation sector (air, boat, train, bus, etc.); *Entertainment sector (Gambling, disco, etc.); *Information sector (tourism information network); *Supplementary services, facilities and service infrastructure
  • 3. Case Study Location
  • 4. Mapping Primary Tourist Resources
    • Use the following link:
    • http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/venice
    • Map out the main attractions in Venice. Click
    • on ‘Sights’ (Primary) and comment on the
    • location and spread around Venice. Take a
    • screen shot and add the image to your word
    • document underneath your description.
    • Annotate other Primary Resources onto your map
    • of Venice.
  • 5. Secondary Resources in Venice
    • Using the same website, one by one, overlay shopping, restaurants and entertainment to the map.
    • Take a screen shot of each and comment on the distribution and location of these features in relation to the primary features.
  • 6. Watch the Following Video Venice – Loved to Death?
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_676XCs3Qo
    • Watch the video carefully and take notes on the content.
    • Read over the case study on Venice and use a highlighter to make a note of any relevant management strategies.
    • Discuss the strategies designed to manage tourist demands, maximize capacity and minimize conflicts between local residents and visitors and avoid environmental damage in Venice (15)