Identifying Patterns Using visual and digital Literacy skills in Geography
View it! • As you look at the next two slides, compare the images on the left hand side of the screen with those on the right. • What do you notice about the images? • What do they have in common, how are they different?
TRENDS in tourism Travel and tourism Ipad investigation
Comparative organizer • Use the information sheet to complete the comparative organizer. Access the organizer here
Banff In focus • Banff National Park first NP in Canada, est. 1885 • Hot springs found by three Canadian Pacific Railway employees in 1883 • 6641 square km in size, protected wilderness • Banff Springs Hotel built by the CPR in 1887 • Banff has developed as a resort community with the hotel as a major tourist destination in Canada • Banff population 8300 permanent residents, increases during tourist months • 3 ski resorts in area, mountain biking, hiking, hot springs, shopping
Fairmont Banff springs • Banff Introduction – Explore Banff’s history • Virtual Tour – Click here and tour the area by viewing the “photos and video” link on the bottom left of the screen • Click on “virtual tour” to get a feel for what the area is really like! • Discover Banff Lake Louise, the community • Notebook Questions: • What types of tourism are shown in the photos and videos? • How is Banff an example of a mass tourist destination? • Create a list of positive and negative impacts that result or could result from mass tourism in this area? • Is this a place that you would want to visit? Explain why or why not.
Alternative Tourism • Increasingly popular trend in tourism in alternative tourism • Focus on first-hand experience with local people, culture and ways of life • More community centred • Focus on sustainability and preservation • C • H • A • N • G • E • Examples:
Sustainability in the tourism industry • Most tourists partake in mass tourism which has many impacts on the local residents and environment. • Consider this question: • “Can mass tourism truly be responsible, green and eco-conscious?” • Read the article “Cheap Pinas” and, as a group, create 3 arguments to support a “YES” response and 3 for “NO” based on today’s lesson.