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  • 1. 1. Types of Tourism How does the nature of tourism vary from place to place?
  • 2. By the end of this lesson You should be able to: 1. Define tourism and tourist 2. Describe and give examples of different types of tourism
  • 3. Tourism • Tourism refers to the temporary movement of people primarily for leisure and recreational purposes • It is characterised by the interaction(s) between tourists and tourism destinations
  • 4. Tourist • A tourist is defined as a person who travels and stays away from his/her normal place of residence for more than 24 hours but less than a year, regardless of travel purpose
  • 5. Tourism Types • Tourism is place-specific, tourists travel to a specific physical location • Different spaces/environments (both physical and human) in tourism destinations create diverse tourism activities • There are therefore the presence of different tourism types
  • 6. Activity 1. Categorize the same type of tourisms 2. Locate the tourism name 3. Justify your choices with reasons 4. Describe your type of tourism 6
  • 7. Honeypot Tourism Eiffel Tower, Paris, France Taj Mahal, Agra, India • Tourism honeypots refers to particularly popular visitor attractions which attract tourists in large numbers
  • 8. MICE • Requisite: Destinations which provide good amenities for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions Melbourne Convention Hall, Australia Yeosu Expo, S. Korea
  • 9. Medical/ Health Tourism • Requisites: Places with good medical facilities or health facilities such as spas and hot springs • Rise in medical tourism, especially in cosmetic procedures (S. Korea estimates 300 thousand medical tourists by 2015)
  • 10. Film-induced Tourism • Tourism to destinations featured on television, video, or cinema screen • Requisites: Physical or human landscape which appears on television, video, or cinema screen (More prominent in popular/cult movies)
  • 11. Heritage Tourism Travelling to experience the authentic culture and history offered by a particular place and/or activity Kayan Culture, Burma The Ghats in Varanasi, India
  • 12. Religious Tourism • • Travelling for religious purposes (e.g. pilgrimage, missions, religious gatherings) Requisite: Places with religious/holy sites The Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel
  • 13. Dark Tourism Requisite: Places with history of conflicts or history of mass deaths/ places which uses death as a theme of attraction Catacombs of the Capuchins, Palermo, Italy- Over 8000 bodies hung on the walls like paintings!
  • 14. New Types of Tourism • There are new types of tourism which are constantly evolving or becoming more popular • E.g. Adventure tourism /sustainable/space Bungee Jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 15. Learning Points • Tourism is place-specific • Different environments (both physical and human) in tourism destinations create diverse opportunities for tourist activities • Presence of requisites for each type of tourism
  • 16. Homework : Text page 13 Question 2, 3 & 6 (4m, 2m, 4m) 16