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1

Tourism makes a big what?

Contribution to the UK economy.

2

How many overseas visitors where there in 2008 to Britain?

32 million.

3

Why is the UK a popular tourist destination?

Because of its countryside, historic land marks, famous cathedrals/churches, castles and palaces.

4

Name a famous historic landmark in the Uk?

Big Ben.
Stonehenge.

5

Name a famous cathedral in the UK?

St Paul's cathedral.

6

Name a famous castle and palace in the UK?

Edinburgh castle.
Buckingham Palace.

7

Why is London popular?

From its museums.
Theatres.
Shopping.

8

What is the destination for half the visitors in the UK?

London.

9

In 2007, how much did tourism contribute to the economy of the UK?

£114 billion.
Employed 1.4 million people.

10

How can weather affect the number of tourists visiting the UK?

Bad weather can discourage tourists.

11

Weather wise what happened in 2007?

A really wet summer was blamed for a drop in the number of overseas visitors.

12

How can world economy affect the number of tourists visiting the UK?

In times of recession people tend to cut back on luxuries like holidays.
UK citizens choose to holiday in the UK.

13

How can exchange rate affect the number of tourists visiting the UK?

The value of the pound compared with other currencies affects the number of tourists.
If its low - UK cheaper to visit.

14

How can terrorism and conflict affect the number of tourists visiting the UK?

Wars and terrorist threats mean people are less likely to visit affected areas/

15

When did tourism fall sharply in the UK?

After the London bombings on the 7th of July 2005.

16

How can major events affect the number of tourists visiting the UK?

Big events can attract huge numbers of tourists.

17

Give an example when a huge event attracted visitors?

Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008.
3.5 million people visited that hadn't been before.

18

What cycle shows how visitor numbers change?

The Tourist Area Life Cycle Model.

19

How many stages is there in The Tourist Area Life Cycle Model?

6.

20

Name 5 factors which affect the number of tourists visiting the UK?

Weather.
World economy.
Exchange rate.
Terrorism/conflict.
Major events.