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

Case Study: An Overpopulated Country - Bangladesh

Extracts from this document...


Explain the need for alternative forms of tourism and discuss its advantages and disadvantages Alternative forms of tourism generally refer to any form of tourism not related to that of mass tourism, of which in other words, it is the counter-part of mass tourism. It is a general concept and does not have a precise definition. Alternative tourism contrasts markedly with mass tourism in terms of scale, organisation, type of tourist and speed of development. In alternative tourism, small numbers of individual travelers are catered for often by independent specialist operators or by local communities. The development of this form of tourism is small scale, often using locally provided accommodation. Tourists involved in alternative tourism usually seek novelty and experience that are different from that provided by mass tourism, for instance some tourists seek alternative forms of tourism to avoid the crowds associated with mass tourism. ...read more.


Most alternative forms of tourism involves the locals in its planning and management, allowing the locals greater participation in the tourism activity and in many cases, locals benefit more through alternative forms of tourism than mass tourism. Benefits include revenue and conservation of their environment. Alternative form of tourism can be a form of tourism that is consistent with the natural, social and community values and that allows a positive relationship among locals and tourists. Moreover, the concept of sustainability underlies some alternative forms of tourism, allowing for long term viability of these tourism areas. Lastly, some alternative forms of tourism are educational in nature, enriching tourists about for instances, the culture of the local communities, the beauty of the nature environment, or the need for conservation. An example of which is photographic safari in Masoka, a small village in Zimbabwe. On the other hand, looking at the disadvantages, alternative tourism usually penetrates far deeper into the personal lives of residents and ...read more.


In addition, where there is lack of expertise in catering for alternative tourists, inappropriate practices could be implemented and local resources over-exploited for short term gains. Lastly, there is evident risk that alternative forms of tourism simply represent the pioneering stages in new practices of mass tourism. In this way, alternative tourism simply becomes a mechanism for constructing new geographies of travel and its associated impacts, centred on the exotic and the distant. For example, there is ample evidence that destinations such as the Himalayas and sub-Saharan Africa, both alternative tourism locations, are now being opened up to the mass tourism. In conclusion, it is a mistake to just look at the perceived advantages perceived from developing alternative forms of tourism and disregard its disadvantages. Alternative forms of tourism can be said to be an infant form of tourism development and will require much care to avoid it from developing out of control and cause much negative impacts to the destination. ...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)

    of the jet engine which encouraged people to travel abroad and with prices falling in recent years and the introduction of cheap airlines such as easy jet it has encouraged people to fly abroad. This has also led to the further developments of package tour holidays with the transport and accommodation all been included.

  2. Banana wars case study

    such as DBCP can easily get in contact with the workers skin and cause an array of problems. These chemicals can also contaminate local water sources, the irrigation used in the banana plantations usually flow right into the local river, also the main source of

  1. What role can Finance play in developing the Nigerian Business Environment? A Case Study ...

    (See Exhibit 2 for SPI). * MTN Nigeria- IFC has provided funds ($100million) as Loan and Equity ($85million and $15million respectively) to MTN Communications Nigeria, a leading telecoms operator in Nigeria. MTN started operations in 2001, winning one of three new 15-year licenses in the country.

  2. The post-war Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry.

    More people can now use the rail network for business or for leisure. Access to places is becoming wider and so therefore more people are using trains for transport. The travel and tourism industry benefits also as more people find it easier to visit places with or without their car.

  1. Travel And Tourism Case Studies

    'Wies'n' publicans, set off at 11am on their colourfully decorated floats pulled by horses, make their way along Schwanthaler Strasse towards the Theresienwiese. The first barrel of beer is personally tapped by the Lord Mayor at 12 noon and on Sunday, starting at 10am, groups in traditional garb from all over Europe march to the Theresienwiese.

  2. Sustainable Tourism in Australia

    Tourism Australia is a Federal Government statutory authority responsible for international and domestic tourism marketing as well as the delivery of research and forecasts for the sector. They were first established in the Australia parliament on 18th June 2004, and officially commenced in July 2004.

  1. Pros and Cons of Tourism in Windsor

    It also shows car parks, roads, nearby towns and transport links. The twenty-nine circled numbers are numbers that represent attractions such as changing of the guard, Lego land Windsor and many more which are all listen below which tourist's might want to visit.

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

    Ecotourism may be the fastest growing tourism submarket. The growth primarily involves travel by Europeans and North Americans to all parts of the world. For example, Eagles and Wind (1994) found that Canadian ecotour companies visited 50 different countries in 1992.

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