The categorization of touristic activities (cost, duration, destination) and sporting activities (cost, popularity, site)
There are many ways of classifying tourism. These include cost, duration and destination but we can also classify tourism in other ways for example, socio-economic group, purpose of the trip, how it is organised.
Use the powerpoint below to create classification diagrams for each method/approach. Make sure you know what is meant by each kind of tourism in the second slide and be able to justify your classifications.
1. Classifying Sport By Popularity How can we measure the popularity of any given sport? This may seem a straightforward question but there are many aspects that we might need to consider and no global agreement on what are the most popular sports. Examine the approaches below.
For each, identify the criteria used to decide on popularity
What are the criteria which they have in common? Which are unique
Decide in your groups which "top 5" criteria you would use to classify sports by popularity.
How do your criteria compare with those in your textbook?
What factors do you think will determine the popularity of a sport in terms of:
Examine the map below which shows the most popular sports in each country of the world.
Do you agree with it for your own country or countries (why?)
What criteria were used to decide upon the most popular sport for each country?
2. Classifying Sport by Cost and Site Some sports cost more to participate in than others. Factors which will affect the cost to participate in a sport will include:
The equipment that needs to be purchased in order to participate.
The nature of the site where the sport takes place: can it be played anywhere or are very specific venues demanded?
Socio-economic factors: is it necessary to have access to expensive or exclusive clubs/facilities?
Examine the sports illustrated below and work in pairs to classify them using the criteria in the table below: