This KS3 Geography quiz asks questions on tourism. Tourism is an important industry for many countries, both LEDCs and MEDCs. It provides temporary jobs for people during the main tourist seasons and brings income to a region. Local people can earn money by providing accommodation and other services while established businesses like restaurants can increase their income by attracting as many tourists as possible. In some parts of the world, holiday resorts are built specially to attract tourists, for example, ski resorts. These will often have a wide range of facilities that are usually family-friendly.
The first package holidays were organised in the 1840s by a businessman called Thomas Cook. He did all of the organising including booking the travel and accommodation. At the time, this sort of holiday was only available to people who were well-off. After the second world war, in the 1950s, tourism increased dramatically as people had more money, more leisure time and the invention of the jet airliner cut travel times and costs.
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