Growth In Global Tourism

Growth In Global
Analyzing world patterns
Ms. Percy
What’s going on and why?
• One of the fastest growing industries in the world
• In 2011, worldwide tourism receipts surpassed USD$1 trillion
Graphing Change
Let’s see how much change has occurred…
• Analyze the growth patterns in the global tourism industry
by creating a bar or plot graph that compares tourist arrivals
by region in 1990 to 2011.
• When you are finished, analyze your graph and use it to
answer these questions in your notebook:
1) What pattern(s) do you notice on your graph?
2) What national and/or international social, economic and/or
political factors may explain what you see?
3) Based on current social, economic and political
circumstances, predict what your graph may look like in
2030 and provide an explanation. Compare your prediction
to the WTO prediction and identify similarities and
differences. Record in your notes.
Why the growth?
• In your group, use your graphs and brainstorm a list of
reasons that would explain why global tourism has
increased so much since the beginning of the 20th
The Big Spenders
• The following countries are the greatest spenders on tourism:
Can you observe any patterns with these results?
Global Patterns Explained
• Read “World Patterns of Tourism” on page 15 (avoid dated
figures!) and make notes on the reasons why our top
countries spend so much on tourism today compared to 50
years ago.
Improved Transportation
Global Trends
• 6 main factors influence tourists’ destination
1) Location
2) Cost
3) Travel Time
4) Accessibility
5) Value of the dollar
6) Climate
The top destinations meet most of these criteria for people
who travel the most