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?
Leisure <ul><li>Free time when you are not in work, education or carrying out essential domestic activities and compulory activities e.g sleeping and eating. </li></ul><ul><li>However, do some people enjoy carrying out domestic activities. What about DIY? </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul>
Why do MEDC governments like to promote « Leisure Time » amongst their populations? <ul><li>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?? </li></ul>
Recreation Time <ul><li>A leisure time activity undertaken voluntarily and for enjoyment. It includes individual persuits, organised outings and events, and non paid (non professional) sports. </li></ul><ul><li>When do people tend to enjoy recreation time? </li></ul>
Changes in social ideologies since the 1930’s ….. Is this recreation??
What sort of recreation activities are available to people in Toulouse?
Tourism <ul><li>Travel away from home for at least one night for the purpose of leisure . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
Can you spot the links between leisure, sport and tourism here?
Sport <ul><li>A physical activity with a set of rules and customs. The activity may be competitive. </li></ul>
10 Mark Essay Question <ul><li>With example case studies, describe the difficulties of trying to define leisure, sport and tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>1 hr timed piece of work </li></ul><ul><li>Using pages 19-21 of Tourism & Recreation – Jane Dove – . </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the influence of accessibility, changes in technology, affluence and any other trends upon LST. </li></ul>