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The impact of Tourism on Whitby

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Contents page Introduction....................................................................................Page 1 Hypothesis 1.............................................................................Page 2 + 3 Hypothesis 2....................................................................................Page 3 Hypothesis 3....................................................................................Page Hypothesis 4....................................................................................Page Hypothesis 5....................................................................................Page Introduction We went to Whitby for our coursework study trip. Whitby is in the north east of England and in a recent survey was found to be the best sea side resort in England. We went to Whitby in minibuses via the A174. We stayed in Stainsacre Hall overnight. While we were at Whitby we had to collect data on 5 hypotheses. My first hypothesis was that fish and chips prices were cheaper as you got further away from tourist areas. I think this because the demand for fish and chips near the sea is higher so the shops can increase the prices. My second hypothesis is that people travel from less than 50 miles and stay for one day. I think this because My third hypothesis is that tourist attractions have a high people flow. ...read more.

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Fish and Chip Shop Distance from start Take away price Eat in Price Terry's 0m �4.10 �6.30 Fish and Chips 227m �4.60 Gatsby's 324m �4.20 �7.50 Chips away 446m �3.80 �6.00 Hadley's 456m �4.50 Mister Chips 512m �3.90 �6.95 Mooring Fish 387m �3.80 Alexander's 26m �4.50 �6.75 Quayside 49m �6.78 The Magpie 27m �4.30 �9.45 This graph shows the results: 2 My data shows that there is no correlation between the take away prices of fish and chips and the distance from tourist areas. The fish and chip shop in the centre of Whitby is �0.40 cheaper than the fish and chips shop that is 456 metres away from the centre. The most expensive eat in price was for The Magpie, at �9.90. This shop was near the centre and was also next to some arcades, so there were a high number of people walking past. The reason for this price being so high may have been that the restaurant is so close to the centre of Whitby, as well as being near tourist attractions such as gift shops and arcades. ...read more.

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NU02 XMD Derbyshire M225 EFD Dudley NL06 XWB Northumberland YB04 GZR Yorkshire YE52 YFM Chester YF02 WME Yorkshire HG54 SF2 Belfast YY04 9XL Yorkshire J470 MIY N/W England X732 TDN York 2589 POB Billingham YF03 VJA Yorkshire The table shows that most people came from near Whitby, with only a few coming from very far away. My third hypothesis is that tourist attractions have a high people flow. To test this hypothesis I went to a tourist attraction and counted how many people went in over a period of time. One of the problems I had was that on the first day it was raining so there weren't many people in Whitby. My fourth hypothesis is that land use in Whitby is mainly for tourists. This diagram shows how land in Whitby is used. It shows that the bars, restaurants and tourist shops are all right near the beach, as well as all of the hotels. There is a bus stop next to the beach which will be used to drop off tourists that are visiting for the day. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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