Unit 3 – UK as a destination

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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
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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):
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 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):
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 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):
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 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):
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 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):
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 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:
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 These are the main cities of the countries that
make up the UK.
 How many are there?
 Name them here (there are 4):
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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.

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