Mass tourism

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Mass tourism is a form of tourism that involves of people going to the same resort often at the same time of year.  It is the most popular form of tourism as it is often the way to holiday, and is often sold as a PACKAGE DEAL.  A package deal is one in which all of the tourists needs are catered for by one company (such as Thomas Cook), these needs include travel/flights, activities, accommodation and sometimes food (called full board when all meals are included, half board includes 2 meals a day whilst means you cook for yourself).  These types of holiday are often the opposite to sustainable tourism, extreme tourism and .

There are many types of mass tourism, including in the mountains, on a beach, visiting a theme park (e.g. Euro Disney near Paris) or taking a cruise. Governments and local people often support mass tourism because it generates a lot of for local areas.

ADVANTAGES
1)  Jobs are generated by tourism in many areas - in the initial of the resorts, in travel, in food provision and in other service related industries.
2) Local people benefit directly from
3)  Roads, rail, facilities, electricity services etc all need improving to accommodate the tourists - local people also benefit from these INFRASTRUCTURE developments.
4)  Transport facilities are developed
5)  The local tax base increases so the local government/council can invest in schools, and social services.
6)  Tourists introduce new values and cultures and learn about new cultures- this causes cultural UNDERSTANDING
DISADANTAGES
1)  TNCs (Trans National Corporations) from countries are often involved - this can result in a lot of profits leaving the country.
2  Jobs can be - especially in beach and skiing based resorts. people can therefore find themselves out of work in the close season.
3)  Tourists consume huge amounts of resources including food and water - this type of tourism is particularly UNSUSTAINABLE in this manner.
4)  Tourists introduce new values and cultures - this causes cultural .
5) Land is lost from farming to tourist developments.