Unit 39 Tourist Destinations
This unit aims to demonstrate the various tourist destinations which could provide a better understanding of income sources among the destination residents. Therefore, learners would be also able to understand the social and cultural diversities of the destinations and their impact on the popularity. The past issues of particular destinations put a significant impact on the destinations and the study of relevant data enhances the understanding of tourist businesses of different destinations. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner would be able to effectively identify the features of tourist destinations that have a significant impact on the choice of tourists.
LO1 Understand the scope of key UK and worldwide tourist destinations
In this part, learners would be understanding tourism businesses of major destinations across the European continents. Therefore, the visitor numbers of each place and the analysis of the statistical data help to understand the income source of those destinations.
LO2 Understand the cultural, social and physical features of tourist destinations
Every tourist destination is consisting of their own distinct features for attracting tourists. The cultural features such as churches, megaliths, monuments, festivals, and food help in drawing the attraction of the tourist. Similarly, the social and physical features of a particular region also help in attracting tourists and enhance tourism businesses. Therefore, having a clear concept of these features would ensure effective development for the various tourist destinations.
LO3 Understand how the characteristics of destinations affect their appeal to tourists
The economic characteristics such as the economical status of a specific region affect the Gross Domestic Product of that country which impacts the development of people’s living standards. In addition to this, the physical characteristics also impact on the appearance of those destinations which influences the attention of the tourists. Similarly, the social and political characteristics also influence the attention of the tourists which need to be considered for enhancing the businesses of the tourist destinations.
LO4 Understand issues likely to affect the popularity of tourist destinations.
The climatic and environmental changes affect the beauty of the tourist destinations which could disrupt the sustainability of the tourist destinations. In addition to this, natural disasters also result in adverse consequences for the tourist destinations which creates a negative impact on the local people’s income and their standard of living. The popularity of tourist destinations often plays a crucial role in the development of tourist organizations.
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
|Learning outcomes On successful completion of this unit a learner will:||Assessment criteria for passing The learner can:|
|LO1 Understand the scope of key UK and worldwide tourist destinations||1.1 analyze main tourist destinations and generators of the world in terms of visitor numbers and income generation 1.2 analyze statistics to determine tourism destination trends and predict future trends|
|LO2 Understand the cultural, social and physical features of tourist destinations||2.1 analyze cultural, social and physical features of tourist destinations explaining their appeal to tourists 2.2 compare features of developing and leading tourist destinations|
|LO3 Understand how the characteristics of destinations affect their appeal to tourists||3.1 compare the appeal of current leading tourist destinations with that of currently developing tourist destinations 3.2 evaluate how characteristics of a tourist destination affect its appeal|
|LO4 Understand issues likely to affect the popularity of tourist destinations||4.1 analyze issues that affect the popularity of tourist destinations 4.2 discuss the potential for responsible tourism to enhance the host community at worldwide tourist destinations|
This unit links with:
Unit 4: Research Project
Unit 37: The Travel and Tourism Sector
Unit 40: Tour Operations Management.
This unit maps to the following Management NVQ unit:
B2: Map the environment in which your organization operates