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  1. CHINA’S TOURISM By Hattie Mac, Emma KK and Sadams
  2. Tourist Attractions Cultural Reasons: Food The Great Wall of China The Olympic Site The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam
  3. Data In 2010 the number of overseas tourists was 55.98 million The foreign exchange income was 45.8 billion US dollars. China’s tourism revenue reached $185 billion in 2009
  4. Projects The Olympics: In 2008 Beijing held the olympics which attracted many tourists. Railway: China built a railway from Beijing to the Tibetan capital Lhasa to improve infrastructure.
  5. Improvements Provides jobs for the local people. Stimulates economic growth. Increases GDP.
  7. Iceland by Annie, Ayeza and Hannah
  8. Location • Iceland is a large volcanic island in the North Atlantic with a small population comparable in size to cities. • Icelanders enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world, with high incomes, a clean environment and excellent services such as health care.
  9. Main one of the most Attractions Tourist • Blue Lagoon is visited places in Iceland. Its water is believed to be the most supernatural on earth. It is a geothermal spa • The water in the lagoon is 2000m deep, it is warm all year, never dropping below 36 degrees. • The water is rich in mineral salts - silica and blue green algae. These are believed to be beneficial to your health and wellbeing.
  10. More Attractions • Reykjavik has benefited from its reputation as a chic centre for nightlife. • Gullfoss geyser is a magnificent waterfall. • Thingvellir is a stunning rift valley and the site of the world’s first parliament. • Another natural tourist attraction is the West Fjords where tourists go to watch the northern lights.
  11. No. of Arrivals in Iceland
  12. Iceland’s GDP growth rate
  13. How has tourism helped development? • Tourism has helped Iceland develop massively over the years. • The industry is expanding with the help of government promotion of the country’s magnificent natural attractions such as volcanoes, whale watching, glaciers etc.
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  15. Tourism in the UK
  16. Main Tourist Attractions In London there are many famous sites, both historic and modern, such as Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street and the London Eye. These are human attractions. Physical tourist attractions include seaside resorts along the coast such as Cornwall, Devon and Blackpool and well as the Scottish Highlands. The Lake District and the Peak District also attract a significant number of nature enthusiasts from abroad and within the UK.
  17. Tourism is a significant industry in the UK. There were 30 million visits to the UK in 2005. Tourism accounts for 3.5% of the UK economy as 2 million jobs are directly and indirectly generated from tourist activities. Tourism accounts for 8% of the UK’s GDP and 13% of employment. Recently the UK has been a more attractive tourist destination for EU citizens due to the Euro crisis resulting in it being cheaper for them to travel.
  18. According to Visit Britain, total spending in 2010 by inbound tourists alone (not including UK residents) totalled £16.9 billion. The value of the tourism industry in Britain is £115 billion. Tourism contributes £96.7 billion to the economy in England, £11.1 billion in Scotland, £6.2 billion in Wales and £1.5 billion in Northern Ireland. As incomes abroad have risen, more people want to visit the UK thus suggesting that the demand for UK tourism will continue to increase in the future.
  19. Cornwall Tourist Industry Tourism accounts for 29% of employment in Cornwall, which is the highest in the UK. Visits to The Tate St. Ives, The Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, bring in substantial revenue because of their established reputation resulting in both internal and external tourism. Between 1992 and 2003 total visits increased from 3.4 million to 5.1 million and total tourist spending rose from £623 million to £1216 million.
  20. The Olympics The Olympics, taking place later in 2012, has meant that many development projects have been built, for example the new shopping centre Westfield has been built in Stratford City close to the Olympic park. This project has been funded using a loan that is hoped to be re-payed from income generated from olympic tourism. Tube lines have also been upgraded in order to cope with an increase in capacity.
  21. The Eden Project The Eden Project is located in Cornwall and has a vast collection of plants from all around the world. It it made up of domes each of which emulates a different biome. The first is a tropical biome and the second Mediterranean. The project took 2 and a half years to build and was opened to the public in 2001. Since its opening, 9.5 million people have visited the Eden Project.
  22. Improvements Improvements of areas such as Stratford in East London due to the upcoming Olympic games. Stadiums have been built and the area has been developed and upgraded the standard of living for local residents. The tube system upgrades are also improvements made due to the Olympics benefiting Londoners. These development projects have provided employment opportunities for locals as a result of government spending for example construction workers, engineers and stewards at the Olympic events.
  23. Thailand by Cait and Charlotte
  24. Where is Thailand? • Thailand is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It borders the north by Burma and Laos to the east byLoad and Cambodia. To the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia. • Thailand is the world’s 51st largest country in terms of total area, and is the 21’st most populous country with about 64 million people • Thailands biggest and largest city Bangkok, which is Thailand’s political, commercial and industrial cultural hub
  25. Thailand’s main tourist attractions • Physical: hundreds of tropicalislands, sandy beaches, diving sites, exceptional flora and bird life, tropical wet and dry weather or savannah climate. • Cultural: archaeological sites, museums, hill tripes, palaces, a huge amount of buddhist temples, several world heritage sites, Thailand’s famous festivals, floating markets, Thai cuisine • Some famous destinations include, Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai and Ko Samui
  26. Facts • Thailand’s tourism contributed to an estimated 6.7% of its GDP in 2007 • In 1969 international tourists numbered just 469,000; by 2005 this figure had grown to just over 11.5 million which was higher than any other country in the Asia- pacific excluding China. • In general terms, the rapid growth of Thailand’s international tourism industry is explained by two factors: rising income in MEDC’s and reduced cost of air travel.
  27. Tourism in Thailand • In recent years international terrorism has declined slightly, due the 2004 tsunami and bird flu. • Because of the country’s devastating floods a loss of 800 million dollars was estimated to Thailand tourism industry. • Between 1975 and 2005 the number of international tourist increased ninefold and GDP per capita rose sevenfold over the same period of time.
  28. Responsible tourism in Thailand • responsible tourism is tourism that develops in a manor that minimises negative impacts on local communities. It promotes a respect for indigenous culture- tries to minimise negative environmental impacts of tourists.
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