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Blackpool Intro

  1. 1. Blackpool A tourist resort.
  2. 2. Blackpool has been a seaside resort since before Victorian times <ul><li>People used to visit Blackpool to go to the beach and experience the sea air. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the railways arrived in 1846 the town started to grow rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1890 1 million tourists were visiting a year to visit the wide range of attractions- not just the sea air e.g. Blackpool Tower (1894), The Piers (1863 onwards) and the Winter Gardens (1878) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The typical Victorian Tourist <ul><li>Visited once a year </li></ul><ul><li>Visited for two weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Arrived by train </li></ul><ul><li>Stayed in a Boarding House </li></ul><ul><li>Travelled from nearby industrial towns in Lancashire </li></ul><ul><li>It was their only annual holiday. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Modern Day Blackpool <ul><li>British seaside resorts have been in decline for many year… </li></ul>Why?
  5. 5. Why? Package Holidays to Mediterranean countries Cheaper Air travel People are guaranteed better weather abroad Desire to visit new places with modern hotels and facilities.
  6. 6. Blackpool is still popular.. <ul><li>Blackpool relies more on day trippers and short break visits rather than long stay visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool has tried to attract tourists by offering new entertainment e.g. new rides on the pleasure beach. </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool illuminations began almost 100 years ago- the aim being to extend the tourist season into the Autumn. </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences – Blackpool’s Winter Garden in now a popular choice for conferences- filling up the resort’s hotels and guest houses out of season. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blackpool is accessible.. <ul><li>It is easily accessed by the motorway network (M55). </li></ul><ul><li>It has rail links to most large towns in the North West </li></ul><ul><li>It is within 90 minutes drive of 10 million people (potential visitors for day trip). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hypothesis two.. <ul><li>You need to come up with a second hypothesis to test based on tourism /changes in tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember a hypothesis is a statement that can be tested and proved right or wrong- it is NOT a question. </li></ul><ul><li>Your hypothesis must be your OWN not copied from someone else in the group. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Testing your hypothesis <ul><li>You need to collect data to test your hypothesis. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to design a questionnaire to ask to 20 people in the resort. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to design your questionnaire effectively- allowing it to help you prove or disprove your hypothesis. </li></ul><ul><li>You are also going to collect data on the origin of coaches and cars. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questionnaire Design <ul><li>Don’t have too many or too few questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ask people their age. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a format that will allow you to record data easily and have data that is easy to interpret. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ask irrelevant questions- only ask questions that will help prove or disprove your hypothesis. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Types of question <ul><li>Questions can be ‘ open ’ or ‘ closed ’. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions that are open allow people to give any answer they choose- advantage - gets the true answer- disadvantage - very hard to interpret. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions that are closed only allow people to choose from a range of answers set by you. Advantage - easy to interpret the data, disadvantage - people don’t always ‘fit into a box’ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questionnaire Design <ul><li>At the start of the questionnaire you need to introduce yourself ( not with your name), tell them what you are doing and ask POLITELY if they are willing to do your questionnaire. </li></ul><ul><li>If they are not- be polite and thank them anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>If they are- be polite and be sure to thank them at the end </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to walk away from a situation you are not comfortable with. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example Question <ul><li>How did you travel to Blackpool? </li></ul>Bus Car Train Cycle Other A tally chart is a simple method of recording data and means all of your responses can be recorded on one sheet.

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