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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?
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • A glimpse of travel motivation theory
  • Types of travel and relationship to geography
  • Business
  • Leisure
  • Cultural
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