Analyse and evaluate the range of characteristics of visitor attractions which affect their sustainable development and marketing

Analyse and evaluate the range of characteristics of visitor attractions which affect their sustainable development and marketing

TRAVEL & TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

 

Instructions to candidates:

 

a) Time allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do not write anything during this time)

b) Answer any FIVE questions

c) All questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]

 

1. a) Analyse and evaluate the range of characteristics of visitor attractions which affect their sustainable development and marketing. [8]

b) Examine the distinct structural and geographical characteristics of EACH of the following with sustainability in mind:

 

i. Ski resorts

ii. Golf courses

iii. Theme parks

iv. Casinos [12]

 

2. a) Quality control plays an important role in attaining economic, environmental and socio-cultural sustainability. Analyse and evaluate this role. [12]

b) Explain the terms certification and accreditation levels and examine their role in helping to deliver sustainability. [8]

 

3. a) Examine the range of sustainability-related practices which have become commonplace in the tourism industry over the last twenty years. Identify the types of organisations applying them. [10]

b) The cruise ship industry acquired a reputation for irresponsible environmental and social practices during the latter half of the twentieth century. Examine the reasons for this statement. [10]

 

4. Zoning, districting, the purchase of development rights and trade-offs are strategies implemented by destination managers and planners to achieve sustainable tourism. Analyse and evaluate their impact. [20]

 

5. a) Analyse the structure and major components of the formal tourism industry and illustrate your answer with a model or diagram. [12]

b) The emergence of the ‘green’ tourist is one example of the ‘green’ consumer. Provide and examine the evidence supporting this statement. [8]

 

6. a) Compare and evaluate the key differences between alternative tourism and conventional mass tourism. [10]

b) Examine the potential negative effects of alternative tourism. [10]

 

7. Give examples of visitor capping strategies such as quotas, entry fees and infrastructure limitations and analyse the extent to which they may be warranted to prevent negative tourism impacts. [20]

 

8. a) Explore the relationship between destinations and the various sectors of the tourism industry and

analyse the importance of destinations in this context. [12]

b) Examine the distinctive qualities of special events that influence sustainability issues. [8]

 


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