Geographical Context

1. Write a description of Thailand including a selection of information from the infographic above.

 
 

Maps

Develop your cartographic skills. Include maps in your work and exam answers. Use pencil to identify and name the key geographic features. Add a title, key, compass and scale.

Technology Option

Capture the map using screenshot and annotate using an app such as Skitch. Add these to one, named document. Share task if necessary and save maps in class folder. 

 

Thailand

 

Draw a black and white sketch map.

Locate and mark: 

  • Thailand
  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Rai
  • Pattaya
  • Koh Tao
  • Borders and border countries
 
 
 
 

Overview and context

TO DO:

  1. Read Thai tourism: a short history and describe the historical context of tourism in Thailand.
 
 

economic importance of tourism to thai economy

GDP (total value of goods and services)

employment

 

ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF TOURISM

  1. Download and save this edited document to your device
  2. Define direct and indirect contribution to GDP
  3. Take screenshots of 5 interesting data sets and incorporate them into a presentation or document 
  4. Present this to the class, or:
  5. Write a paragraph summarising the importance of tourism to Thailand's economy
 
 

CASE STUDY: Adventure TOurism in Chiang Rai

Girl from the Karen tribe of northern Thailand, wearing a Casio watch. What does this suggest about the cultural impacts of tourism?

Girl from the Karen tribe of northern Thailand, wearing a Casio watch. What does this suggest about the cultural impacts of tourism?

 
 
 

CASE STUdy: sex tourism in pattaya

Impacts of sex tourism. Bangkok, Thailand.

 
 

Case study: dive tourism in koh tao

Koh Tao is a small island in the south with a high density of dive schools. Learning to dive by completing your PADI certificate is a very popular activity among travellers

Koh Tao is a small island in the south with a high density of dive schools. Learning to dive by completing your PADI certificate is a very popular activity among travellers

 
 
 
 

GROUP PRESENTATION

Create a 10 minute presentation providing an overview of the impacts (socio-cultural, economic and environmental) of one type of tourism in Thailand.

Types of tourism:

  1. Adventure tourism in Chiang Rai
  2. Sex tourism in Pattaya
  3. Dive tourism in Koh Tao

Include:

  • Map and description of location
  • Overview and importance of this type of tourism to the region
  • Positive impacts - socio-cultural, economic, environmental
  • Negative impacts - socio-cultural, economic, environmental
  • Evaluation of the impacts. To what extent is tourism positive?
 

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