Leisure Sport and Tourism: 19

LEISURE

  • Discuss the difficulties in attempting to define leisure, recreation, tourism and sport.
  • Discuss the influence of accessibility, changes in technology and affluence upon the growth of these activities.
2 hours

LEISURE AT AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE: TOURISM

  • Explain the long and short-term trends and patterns in international tourism.
  • Examine the changes in location and development of different tourist activities. Explain the rowth of more remote tourist destinations.

4 hours

LEISURE AT AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE: SPORT

  • Analyse the social, cultural, economic and political factors affecting participation and success in two major international sports.
  • Analyse the geographic factors that influenced the choice of venue(s).
  • Examine the factors affecting the sphere of influence for participants and supporters.
  • Evaluate the short and long-term geographic costs and benefits of hosting such an event at both the local and national level.

4 hours

LEISURE AT A REGIONAL/NATIONAL SCALE: TOURISM

  • Examine the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism.
  • Evaluate the strategies designed to manage and sustain the tourist industry.
  • Assess the importance of tourism as a development strategy for low-income countries.

6 hours

LEISURE AT A REGIONAL/NATIONAL SCALE: SPORT

  • Explain the hierarchy of a league and the location of its teams. Examine the relationship between team location and the residence of its supporters.

LEISURE AT A LOCAL SCALE:TOURISM

  • or one named city or large town
  • describe the distribution and location of primary and secondary tourist resources
  • discuss the strategies designed to manage tourist demands, maximize capacity and minimize conflicts between local residents and visitors and avoid environmental damage.
  • Examine the concept of carrying capacities in a rural tourist area.
  • Discuss strategies designed to maximize capacity and minimize conflicts between local residents and visitors and avoid environmental damage

4 hours

LEISURE AT A LOCAM SCALE: SPORT AND RECREATION

Explain the relationship between urban settlements and recreational and sports facilities in terms of frequency, size, range and catchment area.

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