Tourist Destinations Essay

2379 Words May 14th, 2012 10 Pages
HNHM TOURIST DESTINATIONS

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
TASK 1 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..1 a) Compare the appeal of current leading tourist destinations with that of currently developing tourist destinations…………………………………….………2 b) Evaluate how characteristics of a tourist destination affect its appeal…3

TASK 2 a) Analyse issues that affect the popularity of tourist destinations……..4 b) Discuss the potential for responsible tourism to enhance the host community at worldwide tourist destinations…………………………………5
Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………………………7

TASK 1

INTRODUCTION
In this assignment I will produce a report on Tourist Destinations of United Kingdom and compare it with Tourist
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On the environmental protection index released by Yale University in 2012, United Kingdom ranks number 9 with 68.82 points and Costa Rica ranks number 5 with 69.03 points, both countries having strong environmental protection agencies. Available from: http://epi.yale.edu/epi2012/rankings b) When we evaluate how the characteristics of a leading tourist destination affect its appeal, there are several factors that have to be taken into consideration: * The over commercialised resorts or destinations can lead to overcrowding and a high rise of buildings. In UK this phenomenon has been kept under control by the authorities, because the infrastructure has suffered a continuous development and the law enforcement has been trained very effective to cope with the large number of tourists, especially on New Year’s Eve in London. * Sales promotion and publicity can have a negative impact on tourism, like the terrorist attacks on 9/11 2001 in USA and 7/7 2005 in UK. A positive impact can occur, for example the media coverage for the 2012 Olympics. * Crime is one of the most important factors that influence the choice of any tourist. UK is one of the safest countries in the world, however many tourists are targeted by pick-pockets in crowded areas like Oxford Street in London or resorts like Brighton and Bournemouth. * Product life cycle –

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