Y11 GCSE Sample Tourism Questions

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  1. Choose either a National Park or a coastal resort in the UK. Describe one or more strategies that your chosen area has used to maintain a successful tourism industry (8)

  2. Describe how an ecotourism development can benefit future generations (4)

  3. Describe how the negative effects of mass tourism can be reduced (4)

  4. Describe the contrasting economic importance of tourism in different parts of the world (6)

  5. Describe the negative economic effects of mass tourism (4)

  6. Draw and label the resort life cycle model (Butler’s model) to show how a resort changes over time (4)

  7. Explain how mass tourism contributes to the economy of a country (4)

  8. Explain how mass tourism may damage the environment of areas such as the coast of Kenya (6)

  9. Explain the rapid increase in global tourism (3)

  10. For a tourist area in the UK you have studied, identify the stage reached in the resort life cycle model. Give reason(s) for your answer (4)

  11. Give two features of the Development stage of the resort life cycle model (2)

  12. Give two reasons why a tourist area may become less popular over time (2)

  13. Outline one positive effect on the economy of tourism in areas such as Kenya (2)

  14. Outline the positive effects of mass tourism on the environment of a tropical area (2)

  15. Suggest two ways in which the number of people who visit the UK can be influenced by external factors (4)

  16. Suggest why many tourists visit the coast of Kenya (2)

  17. Use a case study to discuss how well an extreme environment is coping with the development of a tourist industry (8)

  18. Use a case study to explain how ecotourism has contributed to sustainable development (8)

  19. Use a case study to explain why an area in the tropics attracts a large number of tourists (8)

  20. What is ‘stewardship’? (1)

  21. What is mass tourism? (2)

  22. Choose either a coastal resort or a National Park in the UK. Describe how your chosen area manages the impact of a large number of tourists (4)

  23. Choose either a coastal resort or a National Park in the UK. Outline two reasons why your chosen area attracts large numbers of tourists (4)

  24. Choose either a National Park or a coastal resort in the UK that you have studied. Explain why your chosen area attracts tourists (6)

  25. Describe how an ecotourism development can benefit future generations (4)

  26. Describe how the economic importance of tourism varies in different parts of the world (3)

  27. Describe one negative environmental effect of mass tourism (2)

  28. Describe one way in which tourism contributes to the UK economy (2)

  29. Describe the strategies used in a UK National Park or a UK coastal resort to cope with large numbers of tourists (6)

  30. Explain how improvements in transport has led to an increase in global tourism (1)

  31. Explain how more leisure time in richer countries has led to an increase in global tourism (1)

  32. Explain how more people having a pension income after retirement has led to an increase in global tourism (1)

  33. For an ecotourism area or scheme that you have studied, describe the features that make it sustainable (6)

  34. Give one reason why there is an increased demand for adventure holidays (1)

  35. Give two reasons why a National Park or coastal resort in the UK may become less popular over time (2)

  36. Outline how tourists can easily damage the environment of a coastal area in Kenya (2)

  37. Outline one problem in either a UK National Park or a UK coastal resort that you have studied which is caused by large numbers of tourists (2)

  38. Outline one way in which the negative effect of tourism can be managed in a tropical tourist destination (2)

  39. Use a case study of tourism in an extreme environment to explain how the development of tourism can cause environmental damage (6)

  40. What is the meaning of ‘conservation’? (1)

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