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Lecture 4

GEOG 341 Lecture 4: lecture 4

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Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 341
Professor
Aaron Williams

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Globalization of Culture September 28, 2016
Example tourism many types;
o Mass tourism
Tourists often do not make up for the amount of resources they use
Major source of economy for many countries
o Eco-tourism, sustainable tourism
Smaller-scale to minimize use of resources and impact on cultures
Only a fraction of the volume of tourism
o Speciality tourism
Car shows
Events, etc.
Trends in global tourism economy
o South Asia is the largest place for tourism
o Rapid growth of tourism
Especially in the Americas and China
China leading growth in tourism
o Increased wealth of a growing middle class
o Changes in government policy that actually supports outbound tourism
Building more airport and high-speed rail
o Mandate of paid leave by the governments
Not enforced efoe… o people hae to go o aatio
Domestic tourism has also increased exponentially
o Changes in cultural norms
Use to believe that travelling abroad was frowned upon should stay at
home and support family
No ith paid leae, it’s oe feasile and accepted by people
o Improved relations with its neighbours
Although not all of them
Issues regarding growth of tourism
o Growth in global tourism balance with a sustainable tourism model
Thee’s a goig aaeess ut ot has ee doe aout this
Some choose to stay with a more local or ecofriendly hotel or tour group
o Is growth of the tourism economy globally positive or negative?
Kho Phi Phi National Park, Thailand
o Very famous because it was in a book
o Ironic because book was about people finding a quiet beach away from the
tourism and now it is a very populated beach because of its fame
o Increasingly growing in terms of tourism
200 boats coming into beach
o Thai goeet has peaetly losed the eah so hopefully it o’t happe
Domestic tourism in China
o China estimated to be the second largest tourism economy by 2015
o Now more efficient, easier, and faster to travel throughout the country
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Globalization of Culture September 28, 2016 Example tourism many types; o Mass tourism Tourists often do not make up for the amount of resources they use Major source of economy for many countries o Ecotourism, sustainable tourism Smallerscale to minimize use of resources and impact on cultures Only a fraction of the volume of tourism o Speciality tourism Car shows Events, etc. Trends in global tourism economy o South Asia is the largest place for tourism o Rapid growth of tourism Especially in the Americas and China China leading growth in tourism o Increased wealth of a growing middle class o Changes in government policy that actually supports outbound tourism Building more airport and highspeed rail o Mandate of paid leave by the governments Not enforced before now people have to go on vacation Domestic tourism has also increased exponentially o Changes in cultural norms Use to believe that travelling abro
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