• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Antarctica - Managing the Impacts of Tourism

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Stage 2 Tourism Name: ANDY IM Topic: Managing the Impacts of Tourism Word count: 1283 Task 1 Part A (A) Discuss and define Tourism is changing as nature, heritage, and recreational destinations become more important. Eco-tourism focuses on local cultures, wilderness adventures, volunteering, and learning new ways to live on our vulnerable planet. It is typically defined as travel to destinations where the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Responsible ecotourism includes programs that minimise the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. Sustainable tourism is an industry which attempts to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income, employment, and the conservation of local ecosystems. Cultural diverse tourism is a genre of special interest tourism based on the search for and participation in new and deep cultural experiences. (B) Prepare checklist/guidelines identifying qualities, which help to ensure a tourism site/location is sustainable and inclusive of the implications of cultural diversity. * Educate visitors to consider the effects of their visit in advance and to modify their behavior while traveling, with the objective of minimizing impacts. ...read more.

Middle

So, if tourists want to go to Antarctica, it is best time to visit. In 1997 to 1998, 10 590 tourists have travelled in Antarctica and 12 300 tourists travelled in 1998 to 1999. Also, in 2001 to 2002, 14 250 tourists travelled in Antarctica. Every year, Antarctica tourists are steadily increasing. Antarctica currently has no economic activity apart from offshore fishing and tourism, and these are run by other nations. The natural environment of Antarctica has unique values for us human beings. While pristine environment is constantly decreasing on Earth, the Antarctic Continent, which covers approximately 1/12 of the entire global land area, remains out of human activities. The unique natural environment supports local wildlife and keeps the historical record of the Earth. To ensure that Antarctica's unique qualities are not damaged, all Antarctic tour adheres to harsh policies on environmental management and conservation. Wastes are removed, special areas are set aside for protection, and a policy of minimizing impact is applied to all activities. To prevent destroying Antarctica's circumstances and achieving sustainability of Antarctica, many rules and pre-education system was created for people, who want to visit Antarctica. ...read more.

Conclusion

At present the number of yearly visitors is about 16,000 with a projected increase to some 26,000 around 2007. Especially tourism on large ships carrying thousands of tourists is seen as a future threat. This growth in numbers has gone hand in hand with a diversification of tourist activities, which now include scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, marathon running and mountain climbing. The booming tourism developments are a matter of international concern, given the weakness of the Antarctic ecosystems. Nevertheless, complete baton tourism is neither advisable nor possible under the existing system. Antarctica is a global common and wilderness that is open for use by anybody. The difference of interest between tourist development and natural preservation is not the only source of conflict. The scientific community in Antarctica is also quite concerned about the claim that tourists lay on the available search and rescue facilities. The high-risk tourist activities, such as mountain climbing, can be expected to lead to more accidents, and possibly to a sharp increase in the very expensive rescue operations. It is clear that tourism has an important role to play in the transmission of knowledge about this unique place and the necessity to protect it. We will assess opportunities of the development of tourism in the Antarctica. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Investigating Travel & Tourism

    5 star(s)

    Research shows that in 2001. BTA'S activities generated 31% of overseas visitor's expenditure in Britain for every �1 of public money it spent. BTA'S will be working towards generating �28 of overseas visitors spend for every �1 of public money spent.

  2. International Ecotourism Management: Using Australia and Africa as Case Studies.

    Friends, family, entertainment, safety, predictability, and fun are important. Warm, predictable weather is highly ranked, as are locales near lakes and streams. The social orientations are more important than the environmental features of destinations. Table 3: Travel Motives of Canadian Tourists Travel Motive Rank Being together as a family 1 Feel at home away from home 2 Visit friends

  1. Different types of travel destination. Study of Cardiff and Barcelona as travel destinations.

    Another sporting attraction in Cardiff is Cardiff International Sports Stadium. The stadium was supposed to be completed by May 2008 but the date was put back to September 2008. The stadium includes a gym, offices and meeting rooms. Currently the field is used by the local football teams.

  2. Post-war developments of travel and tourism

    Bus and rail stations and ports and airports are therefore regarded as important facilities within the travel and tourism industry. In 1998 London Heathrow handled 60.4 million passengers domestic. In its terminal four for example it contains 22 high quality stores, seven bars and restaurants.

  1. Pros and Cons of Tourism in Windsor

    This graph shows the twenty-one visitors that I have questioned. My results show the popular answers that I was given was not staying in London, friend's house, staying in hotel. Twenty-one which is the majority of the visitors said that they stayed in the hotels.

  2. Travel And Tourism Case Studies

    Dimensions The municipality of Rio de Janeiro is 1,255,3km� in area, including the islands and continental waters. It measures 70km from east to west and 44km from north to south. The municipality is divided into 32 Administrative Regions with 159 districts.

  1. Investigating Travel and Tourism

    2) Clothes, food and drink which are basic essentials people need. 3) Rent and mortgage. 4) Furnishings. 5) Communication such as phones or letters. 6) Transport. * Minus all these factors from the income, what money is left over is disposable income.

  2. Sustainable Tourism in Australia

    strategy released by the Australian Prime Minister John Howard in November 2003. The white paper aims to strengthen competition within the global market. It is a plan involving substantial new investment and restructuring, with the central aim of working closely with industry to further develop markets and extend the reputation as one of the world's greatest travel destinations.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work