Tourism and Responsible Tourism Essay

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Uxbridge College
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Candidate Name: | Start Date: 10th September 2012 | Unit: 12 – Responsible Tourism | Completion Date:10th December 2012 | Tutor:Melissa Bridge, Roy Burridge | Date Submitted: |

Aim and Purpose:In this unit you will explore the fragile nature of tourism and develop knowledge of the effect that tourism development and activity can have on host environments. You will develop your understanding of how tourism can be managed by different agents to create lasting benefits for communities and environments, and you will use your knowledge and understanding when planning responsible holidays. |

Description of Unit:This unit seeks to give you an understanding of the fragile nature of tourism and enables you to appreciate how important the planning and management of tourism is if it is to remain the world’s number one industry.You will have the opportunity to learn about the positive and negative impacts of tourism in a variety of situations and destinations. Where the impacts are positive, you will be able to appreciate the importance and value that responsible development can bring.You will gain knowledge of those actively engaged in development and will have the opportunity to strengthen research skills by examining current or recent developments of your choice. The roles and objectives of the different agents of tourism development are varied and you will see how the private, public and voluntary sectors all play a different part in development in destinations.You will have the opportunity to examine strategies used to manage responsible tourism in a range of destinations, and will be able to use your knowledge and understanding to plan a holiday that embraces principles of responsible tourism. You will be able to consider the principles of responsible tourism and use this knowledge to select suitable holiday arrangements that meet the needs of a specific client group. |

Learning OutcomesTo achieve this unit you must: 1. Know positive and negative impacts of tourism on destinations 2. Understand roles and objectives of agents of tourism development 3. Understand strategies used to manage responsible tourism in destinations 4. Be able to plan holidays incorporating principles of responsible tourism. |

Scenario:In your gap year before going to university to study Tourism Management you are working for Acorn Tourism Consulting, a UK-based tourism development consultancy, that specialises in carrying out feasibility studies for new tourism projects all over the world. You have been asked to work with Jim Edwards, one of the junior consultants, on a project concerning responsible tourism development. Jim wants you to carry out some research into the subject.The project focuses on four main areas: 1. The impacts of tourism development; 2. The roles and objectives of agents of tourism development; 3. Strategies used to manage responsible tourism in destinations; 4. Holidays that incorporate the principles of responsible tourism. |

Assignments: Section 1 – To include P1Introduction:The first part of your research project, Jim would like you to investigate the impacts of tourism development, focusing on both negatives and positives using global examples.Part 1 – (P1) Evidence required: Table ExerciseP1 – Describe economic, environmental and sociocultural impacts of tourism on destinationsTo achieve P1, you must describe three (3) positive and three (3) negative economic impacts of tourism, three (3) positive and three (3) negative environmental impacts of tourism, and three (3) positive and three (3) negative sociocultural impacts of tourism. For each type of impact (economic, environmental and sociocultural) you must give examples from destinations including towns or cities, countryside areas and seaside resorts. You must also feature examples from destinations in…