ITFT-Tourism geography

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ITFT-Tourism geography

  1. 1. Geography of Tourism: An Introduction
  2. 2. Destinations and Terms -Leisure -Recreation -Tourism Tourism comprise of – Demand side or supply side (TSA) – Purpose of visit – Usual environment – Types of traveler –Time, attitude and choice –Activity during leisure time –Recreation or business activities of persons staying away from home for one night or more
  3. 3. Components of Tourism Geography •Tourist- Generating Areas •Tourist- Receiving Areas •Transit Zones
  4. 4. Geographical components with the sub divisions: •World distribution of climatic zones •Regional assessment of tourist resources •The local landscapes and the impacts on it
  5. 5. Classifications of Tourism •The type of destination (Domestic/International) •By characteristics of the tourism system( eco- tourism, adventure tourism etc) •By market ( purpose of visit) •By interaction with the destination (Mass tourism, alternate tourism) •By distance traveled (long haul/short haul)
  6. 6. Destination type • Domestic Tourist • International Tourist - Inbound Tourist - Outbound Tourist
  7. 7. Characteristics type forms of tourism based dominantly on the destination visited.  the destination visited influence the other components of the tourism system • (the market and its motivation to travel, and the means and form of transport used.
  8. 8. Market type • Forms of tourism based on its market, in terms of the purpose of visit of the tourist - Holiday tourism - Common-interest tourism - Business and professional tourism
  9. 9. Other market based approaches  Nature of the tourist  Travel arrangement purchased - Inclusive tour - Independent tour - Tailor made
  10. 10. Distance travelled • Long Haul Tourism: taken to be journey more than 3,000kms • Short Haul Tourism: comprise of the journey below 3000 kms

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