Tourism 3

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1 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
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 the needs.
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 ***BUTLINS***
3.1 GTBS
3.1.1 Butlins has been given the gold award for the Green Tourism Business Schemes award for achievement on sustainability and green issues. Butlins states that it has invested considerable time, effort and financial resources (skegness butlins)
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 awareness, encourage participation and train employees in sustainable business practices."
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 ECOTOURISM: ***TATAQUARA LODGE***
4.1 Located on the River Xingu in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil.
4.2 Economic
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 Environmental
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 Social
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 protecting the 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.

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