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  1. 1. 1. Types of Tourism How does the nature of tourism vary from place to place?
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. MICE • Requisite: Destinations which provide good amenities for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions Melbourne Convention Hall, Australia Yeosu Expo, S. Korea
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Homework : Text page 13 Question 2, 3 & 6 (4m, 2m, 4m) 16