By the end of this unit you should have covered the following learning objectives:

• Describe and explain the growth of leisure facilities and tourism in relation to the main attractions of the physical and human landscape in an area or areas selected for study.

• Demonstrate an understanding that the effects of a growth in tourism are generally positive and that careful management is needed if problems are to be avoided. Reference could be made to advantages and disadvantages of tourism. A selected sample study should be used to illustrate both the benefits and disadvantages associated with the growth of tourism.