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Tourism: Tourism

Year 11 Geography

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Definition of Tourism

Definition: Tourism = the temporary movement of people outside their normal place of residence or work
Global tourism is a large, complex economic activity, both organisationally and regionally
One way of categorising tourism is into: 
  • Charter tourism: package & group tours, e.g. Fiji holiday, Danube River cruise
  • Mass-individual tourism: every day holiday destinations, often crowded and popular e.g. Bali, Skiing
  • Adventure tourism: Experiences not as common, e.g. the Amazon, Machu Picchu, the Sahara
  • Extreme tourism: need to be prepared and informed, often expensive. E.g. mountain climbing

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Australia Unlimited


Australia’s economy benefits significantly from tourism, generating jobs, investment and growth in communities throughout Australia. Tourism has the potential to be one of Australia’s key strengths and a sector which is set for supercharged growth in the Australian economy

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia provides research services to the industry through consumer and market insights, plus tourism, aviation and economic analysis. We are responsible for identifying and understanding the needs and drives for consumer segments that give the greatest return on investment.