ERIC Number: ED251388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Tourism on Television.
Thirteen half-hour television programs entitled "The Geography of Tourism" developed for use in Wilfrid Laurier University's (Canada) distance education program are discussed. Distance education embraces teaching, or communicating with, students who are not physically in the classroom with the instructor. The central theme of the series is the impact of tourism on places; the major sub-theme is the physical impact on landscapes over time. The programs include guest commentators, slides, film clips, maps, posters, and paintings. The following are among the topics examined: the components of the tourism functional system; how tourism development impacts small places, e.g., Marsaskala, Malta; tourism and Canadian lakes; the development of resorts in South Africa and England; planned resorts, e.g., Gray Rocks, Quebec; urban tourism; economic, environmental, and social-cultural impacts of tourism; tourism dynamics; goals of tourism planning; Canadian tourism; and new ideas in tourism, e.g., time-sharing. Excerpts from some programs are provided. Appendices contain acknowledgements, descriptions of photographs, and course requirements. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; England; Malta; South Africa
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geography Education (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 1984). Small print on pages 17-18 may not reproduce clearly.