1.1 Sustainable tourism is to aim to avoid
environmental damage, economy being
decreased and a decrease in their own
culture. It's aim is to create positives for
the development, local people, local
companies and tourists. It has long last
benefits for tourism such as locals,
environmental tourism growth and
future generations. However there is a
lot of conflict over sustainable tourism.
Sustainable tourism aims to balance
1.1.1 Costa Del Sol have tried to make themselves a more
sustainable destination by making the beaches clean to get a
blue flag, build new attractions such as golf courses,
encouraged the spanish culture by the Government, old
hotels have been demolished and also V.A.T has reduced to
6% meaning cheaper holidays for tourists.
2 HONEYPOT SITE
2.1 A honeypot site is an area that attracts many people to one
location of interest, scenery or history. Lots of people gather
in this area and the rest of the surrounding area gets left
alone. The area grows in development with toilets, car parks,
hotels, cafes etc (e.g Niagara falls). The environment effects
can lead to damage in a small concentrated area.
3.1.1 Butlins has been
given the gold award
for the Green Tourism
award for achievement
on sustainability and
green issues. Butlins
states that it has
time, effort and
3.2 New Facilities
3.2.1 Butlins has invested new facilities and
developed various policies such as the
skyline pavilions which suits all weather.
Splashworld (all weather). Concert
weekends, WWE wrestling & adult only
weekends to attract visitors at off peak
times. Sustainable policies and also fact
sheets and posters for guests.
3.3 Skyline Pavilion
3.3.1 A large area within each resort that is
enclosed under a white tensile fabric
canopy. Created in 1998 by linking
together several pre-existing buildings
could be used to provide all-weather
facilities within the skyline pavilions.
Each contains a stage used for daytime
children shows. Also contains a cafe, a
bar (bar rosso), restaurants such as
burger king, amusement arcade,
information counter, and shops selling
novelties, souvenirs and groceries.
3.4 Splash Water World
3.4.1 Each resort features a large indoor
watermark known as splash water
world, containing watersides, spas,
wave pool, and a lazy river. There's also
a shallow pool area for young children,
and sometimes an area for ''serious''
swimming. Skegness and Minehead
also have an outdoor toddlers pool.
3.5 Green Policy
3.5.1 "At Butlins, we are
committed to working a
sustainable way to
guarantee the quality of
your visitor experience. We
are actively undertaking the
following actions to achieve
this: We continuously seek
to improve our
environmental and social
performance. We also raise
participation and train
employees in sustainable
3.6 How is Butlins is a sustainable tourist resort?
3.6.1 Butlins is a sustainable tourist resort because it
has a green policy aimed to improve
environmental and social performance and
reduce environmental damage. It also tries to
raise awareness to encourage participation and
train employees in sustainable business
practices. It also gives back money to the local
community to improve local business and shops.
They also use local fruit and veg to put money
back into their area. They are also teaching
tourists to be more environmentally friendly such
as recycling. Also, the skyline Pavilion has an
income all year round.
4.1 Located on the River
Xingu in the Amazon
4.2.1 -Built from local materials that were
found on the forrest floor (naturally fallen
trees, sticks, straw etc) rather than import
wood or concrete.
4.2.2 -Creates jobs for local people.
4.2.3 -Indirect income sources created for people
who make arts and crafts to sell to tourists.
4.3.1 -The materials were not transported
by a vehicle that emits CO2.
4.3.2 -The materials are not the product of
deforestation which prevents absorption of
CO2 as well as destroying animals' habitats.
4.3.3 -Solar power is used as an electricity source for
the lodge, so this is renewable energy that does
not emit so much CO2 as burning coal or wood.
4.3.4 The food served in the lodge is local
produce which means vehicles that emit
CO2 have not had to transport it a long way.
4.4.1 -Ecotourism helps with community projects
like building schools and water pumps.
4.4.2 -People have more stable incomes than with other jobs like farming.
4.5 Ecotourism is a
sustainable form of
tourism. It tries not to
damage the local
environment, culture and
customs. It aims to give
people jobs whilst
environment. It improves
peoples quality of life
without damaging the
culture. Ecotourists travel
in small groups and often
visit reserves where the
scenery and wildlife is
protected and managed.