Grade 12 Study Guides T. Holomisa, E. M. J. C schaller, D. J. Brown, B. de Klerk


Term 1 Topic 1 Domestic, regional and international tourism



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Gr12-Tourism-Study-Guide LR
Term 1
Topic 1 Domestic, regional and international tourism
Overview
This topic introduces you to tourism and the impact of global events on the tourism industry as well as the positive and negative effects fora country of hosting an event of global significance. In this topic you will learn about Global events of international significance

The positive and negative impact of global events on international tourism

The impact of hosting a global event on domestic tourism in the host country

The impact of hosting a global event on the economy of the host country

The advantages and disadvantages of hosting global events for the host country

Political situations and unforeseen occurrences of international significance

The impact of these situations and occurrences on international tourism and the economy of the affected country.
Global events of international significance

Definition of a global event

Types of events

The impact of global events on international tourism

The impact of hosting a global event on the host country The advantages and disadvantages for the host country
Political situations and unforeseen occurrences
of international significance
The concepts Examples of recent political situations Examples of unforeseen occurrences The impact of political situations and unforeseen occurrences on international tourism and the economy of the affected country


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Unit 1 Global events of international significance
1. What is a global event
A global event is an organised event involving people from countries from around the world. There are many different types of global events and they can attract a lot of media attention.
1.1 Sporting events
Sports tourism refers to travel which involves either viewing or participating in a sporting event staying apart from their usual environment. Sport tourism is a fast growing sector of the global travel industry and equates to 600 billion dollars a year. Sport event tourism refers to the visitors who visit a city to watch events. An example of this would be during the Olympics. Each Olympic host city receives an immense amount of tourism. Examples of major international sporting events include
• The Olympic Games is the largest sporting event in the world.
• The FIFA Soccer World Cup is the second largest sporting event in the world.
• The Tour de France cycling event is the third largest sporting event in the world and is held mainly in France.
• Wimbledon is a prestigious annual international tennis championship played in the London suburb of Wimbledon.
• The Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest ultra-marathon. It takes place annually in Mayor June between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

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