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Tourism Geography?. Geography in general terms: characteristics of landforms, and relationship to economic and cultural activities of residents Tourism geography: adding a new dimension of travel and tourism Emphasis on relationship of physical landforms to the needs of travelers

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Tourism geography
Tourism Geography?

  • Geography in general terms: characteristics of landforms, and relationship to economic and cultural activities of residents

  • Tourism geography: adding a new dimension of travel and tourism

    • Emphasis on relationship of physical landforms to the needs of travelers

    • Emphasis on relationship of cultural and economic activities to the needs of travelers


Physical geography
Physical Geography

  • Cartography: mapping or projecting landforms and water

    • Mercator projection

    • Robinson projection

    • Goode’s Homolosine projection

    • Peters Equal Area projection

    • There are many other less known Projections

  • Geographic position (What is at 40’26”N, 86’54”W)

    • longitude

    • latitude


Physical geography1
Physical Geography

  • Geographic Time

    • Time zones

    • Greenwich Mean Time -The Prime Meridian

    • International Date Line: 180 Degrees form the PM

    • Equator: 0 degrees Longitude

    • Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn 23o 27’ N and S


Physical geography2
Physical Geography

  • Climate and weather

    • four primary factors:Latitude, Mountains, Water, Current

  • Five climate zones: Tropical, Temperate, Polardefined by:

    • altitude

    • water

    • air

    • seasons


Geography and tourism
Geography and Tourism

  • Geographic features affect the ways residents live - cultural and economic

  • Relating geographic features to travelers’ destination choice

  • Relating cultural and economic features in a geographic region to travelers’ destination choice


Why people travel
Why People Travel

  • A glimpse of travel motivation theory

  • Types of travel and relationship to geography

    • Business

    • Leisure

    • Cultural


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