problem 1: On the world map given a selection of physical features, destinations and cities are shown by letters or numbers. To recognize them you must prepare the correct letter or number in your answer book.
a) Identify the Arabian Peninsula, Colorado Plateau, Balkan Peninsula, South China Sea, Kalahari Desert and Great Barrier Reef shown by the letters A–F.
b) Identify the destinations Sweden, France, Tahiti (French Polynesia), Indonesia, Iran, Venezuela, Madagascar, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa shown by the numbers 1–10.
c) Identify the cities shown by the IATA codes DXB, KEF, BOG, YVR, SVO and DKR.
problem 2: Illustrate the significance of the given for travel and tourism, with illustrations from particular countries:
a) The Olympic Games
b) Discretionary income
c) The role of the government in tourism development
d) The friction of distance
problem 3: Evaluate the significance of climate as either a ‘push’ factor encouraging outbound tourism from a specific country, or a ‘pull’ factor attracting foreign tourists to a particular destination, by using three of the given countries as exs:
d) The United Arab Emirates
problem 4: Draw up a chart to show the strengths and weaknesses of China as a holiday and business travel destination. You must comprise factors such as:
a) Accessibility and transport networks.
b) Natural attractions, comprising beaches, mountains and wildlife.
d) Cultural attractions.
e) Facilities for sport and recreation.
f) Political, social and economic conditions.
g) The country’s image in the media.
problem 5: describe the tourist area life cycle. You might comprise as exs Torremolinos in Spain, a typical seaside resort in the British Isles, Atlantic City in the USA and the Queensland Gold Coast in Australia.
problem 6: Describe the truth of the statement that “the free publicity produced by a feature movie, best-selling novel and a TV series can do more to increase awareness of a destination than the promotion carried out by a national tourism organization”. Use as your exs specific countries you have visited or studied.
problem 7: describe the key attractions of three of the given destinations:
a) Describe why Germany is one of the world’s leading generators of demand for international tourism.
b) Describe why particular short-haul and long-haul destinations are admired with German tourists.