The future of tourism
Read the newspaper article about
an environmentalist’s view of the potential impact of tourism.
Imagine you are on holiday in Antarctica in 2020. Choose one
of the scenarios below, and imagine these changes have taken place:
- Tourism is now limited to cruise trips only, and
all activities and facilities for tourists on land are banned.
- There is a quota for the number of tourists that can visit Antarctica
in any one season. Trips to Antarctica are now very expensive
and exclusive, and there is a ban on all vehicles and helicopters
- Mass tourism is allowed, including cruises on an
increasing number of large ships carrying over 2,000 passengers. Land-based
facilities now include luxury hotels, restaurants and airstrips for
daily flights for tourists.
Download a postcard -
you’ve got 10 minutes to write a postcard home!
Describe your holiday - what you’ve seen and
done, and what you think about it.
Afterwards, compare your postcards. Which
of these futures would you prefer? And which of them do you think is