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



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3.6 Accidents

Transport accidents can have a negative impact on tourist numbers as they affect the safety image of a destination.
3.7 Economic upsets

Tourism establishments such as hotels and tourist attractions can experience economic upsets when they have financial trouble or difficulty as a result of low visitor numbers.
4. The impact of political situations and unforeseen occurrences on international tourism and the
economy of the affected country

The impact of reduced tourism on a country’s economy can be disastrous it may lead to increased unemployment, homelessness, deflation, crime, and other social and economic problems. Examples include
• Travellers who have already booked will may cancel their trips
• Tourists who haven’t yet booked trips to affected areas delay their bookings or may go elsewhere
• Tour operators avoid booking trips to affected countries
• Airlines suspend their flights to affected areas.





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Questions
1. What do you understand by the phrase global event?
(4)
2. Name two of the biggest sporting events in the world
(4)
3. What do you understand by the phrase tourism indaba?
(6)
4. List six positive effects fora country hosting a global event
(12)
5. List six possible negative impacts fora country hosting a global event
(12)
6. Name three examples of political instability and safety in a country which might affect a tourists decisions about whether or not to travel there
(6)
7. Give an example of an unforeseen circumstance that could affect tourism
(2)
8. Give 4 examples of the impact of political situations and unforeseen occurrences on tourism
(8)
9. Give 4 examples of diseases that may make people fearful of travelling to certain areas (4)
10. Explain what the phrase tsunami means
(4)


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