Unit Code: GEO602

Unit Title:Β Geography of Tourism

Global tourism has been growing at a remarkable rate in the post Second World War period. The world’s annual tourism growth rate is over 7%. Tourism is about pleasure and enjoyment, but its global growth and expansion are now creating serious societal problems and issues that require a fundamental understanding of tourism so that the impacts and problems it can cause can be managed and controlled. By integrating the 5 themes (Location, Place, Human-Environment interaction, Region and Movement) of Geography in the study of tourism helps students to understand where and why tourism sites are located, the movements of people created by tourism, and the changes tourism brings to the cultural and physical landscapes.