Unit 3 – UK as a destination P1 Connector Do you think that tourism in the UK has increased or decreased? Why do you think this is? What do you think the UK offers tourists? Big picture Outcomes Sources of information What sources of information can you name that will provide you with information regarding the UK? Reference sources Throughout this unit, you will use the following reference sources: Atlases The internet Brochures Statistical data Timetables Travel guides Hotel guides Trade trade press Newspaper reports Assignment Carefully read through the assignment. Pay attention to the number of Ps, Ms and Ds. Read and understand the tasks. Be sure of the deadlines. These are gateways to travel destinations. Air travel is the most preferred form of transport for inbound visitors to the UK. Gateways are always relatively busy and deal with a large number of international passengers. London has four main UK airports. What are they? To deal with the increase in demand for air travel and number of airports have had to expand. Can you name one airport that you know of that has expanded? In the UK there are 50 regional airports. Most airports are identified by 3 letter codes. To find them, you can visit the following website: www.airlinecodes.co.uk Please see Page 62 to see statistics on the most popular airports in the UK. Find 4 international airports within the UK (write them here with their three letter codes): Like airports, these are another important gateway. They are embarkation points for ferries services and cruise services. Cruise passengers may fly to a port where their cruise leaves from or my leave from the UK. Cruises, if leaving from the UK, normally leave from Southampton. Main passenger ports are on the south coast leaving for France and Spain. You also have main ports on the easy coast going to the Channel islands, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. There are also a number of ports for crossing between Wales and Ireland and Scotland and Ireland. Use the text book (Page 63) to find 4 ports (write them here): Picture These are Eurotunnel access ports – the train upon which you can take your car or coach onto the Euro tunnel train. These are also Eurostar access points, providing rail access to may parts of Europe. Use page 62 two find two examples (write them here): Picture These provide something for the family to see. This can include sea, beaches and some form of entertainment. These places generate a good amount of business (business tourism) for the area. They may also provide good conference facilities. Find 3 examples on page 63 (write them here): Research and find three others (write them here): Picture These are areas of natural beauty. Tourists who like nature generally go here. Find two examples on page 63 (write the here): Find 4 others (you can research these on the internet – write the here): Picture These cities and towns are places are on a ‘tourist trail’ for those who have come from overseas because of their culture and history. City breaks are becoming a popular holiday destinations. Find 4 examples on page 64 (write them here): Find 2 others (remember, you can not use London as you have used London before): Picture These are features that include lakes, rivers, mountain ranges, upland areas, forests etc. Find 5 examples on page 64 (write them here): Research and find one more: Picture These are the main cities of the countries that make up the UK. How many are there? Name them here (there are 4): Picture Activity 3 You must now locate these locations on a map accurately. You will sit a test where you will have no reference materials, but will have to locate these places through what you have learned and from memory. Good Luck! P1 You have been given a blank map of the UK and asked to mark on it: a. The four UK capital cities b. Six coastal resorts c. Six historical or cultural towns or cities d. Four countryside areas e. Two examples of each of the following geographical features that attract tourists – rivers, upland areas, islands, bodies of water, woodland areas or forests f. Four UK passenger seaports; g. Four international UK airports with their 3-letter codes; h. Two UK termini serving the Channel Tunnel. You are not allowed any access to books or other resources when completing this task, but you were given two weeks’ notice to prepare for the task using appropriate reference materials, which you were asked to list and hand in to the Tourist Board staff before taking the test. This task is designed to provide evidence for P1 and P5.