The Holiday Show
Our new IPC topic is called The Holiday Show.
We will be finding out about our responsibilities as tourists, and the impact that our choice of holiday and travel destination can have on the human and physical environment.
Tourism is now the world’s biggest industry. It is responsible for over 250 million jobs worldwide and is the main source of income for 80% of the world’s poorest countries. Today, we have more choice than ever in where we want to go, how we want to travel and what we choose do when we reach our destination. From package holidays to exotic jungle expeditions, holiday companies are now offering us whatever we want – for the right price.
Unfortunately, some countries are paying the price as mass tourism becomes their main trade – with hotels, restaurants and bars rapidly displacing local communities and traditions. Jobs for the local workers are often badly paid, sometimes with very poor working conditions. A large percentage of the money earned by tourism goes back to the tour operators and large hotel chains, which are based in countries like the United States, Germany, France and Great Britain.
The Great, The Bold and The Brave.
The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks and the Romans. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on Their own ideas and cultures – creating the world we know today.
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