Travel and Tourism
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Unit # 4

Topic: The Sinister Side of Tourism

If you have any questions about this assignment phone Mr. Spencer or send a message via
e-mail. Each of your answers should be in sentence form and include a portion of the question. Copy down the headings for each section. Refer to your Textbook: Canada Travels: Issues and Destinations by Graham Draper, Wayne Andrew, Lew French, Ethel Johnston and Todd Pottle, Irwin Publishing-Thomson Nelson, Toronto, 2002, ISBN: 0-7725-2908-6

a) Watch the video and make jot notes "Child Trafficking and Women in Poverty" Communication = __/10 marks

b) Watch the video and make jot notes "Stop Child Trafficking - Protect Vulnerable Children" Communication = __/10 marks

c) Copy down the five (5) points about "Children are vulnerable and forced into slavery" from the web site Communication = __/5 marks

d) Watch the video and make jot notes "The Negative Effects of Mass Tourism" Communication = __/10 marks


Thinking ___/50 marks

Child-Sex Tourism
1. (page 288) Define the term child-sex tourism.

2. (page 288) How many children worldwide enter the sex trade?

3. (page 288) How much money is generated from from the child-sex trade?

4. (page 288) List five (5) countries where children are involved in the sex industry.

5. (page 289) Summarize the three reasons why child-sex tourism exists.

6. (page 289) Provide three (3) reasons why children end up in child-sex tourism.

7. (page 290) How can poverty be eliminated in the countries that host child-sex tourism?

8. (page 290) How can extraterritorial laws reduce child-sex tourism?

9. (page 291) How are travel and tourism workers reducing the incidents of child-sex tourism?

10. In Canada, the child sex tourism law was enacted in June 2002.

11. Summarize the following in point form notes.

In March 2007, Kenneth Robert Klassen from British Columbia faced 35 charges under the Canadian federal sex tourism laws following an extensive RCMP investigation that began back in August 2004. The offences were committed in Cambodia, Colombia and the Philippines between 1998 and 2002. The discovery led to an international investigation that included the American FBI, and police in Cambodia and Colombia &emdash; leading to the location and identification of numerous young alleged victims, and 39 alleged crime scenes, say authorities. <CBC News , March 13, 2007>

The heart of the problem is that sex tours have become part of accepted business practice by Japanese Tourists in Thailand. Corporations now use sex just like alcohol to serve clients and to socialize with colleagues. <New Internationalist,Issue 245 - July 1993>

Beyond Borders is a Canadian non-political, non-religious volunteer organization which advances the rights of children to be free from abuse and exploitation without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. <Beyond Borders>

12. (page 287) Examine Fig 11.2. What type of crime do tourists riding buses in Rome, Italy need to be aware of?

13. (page 296) List the types of crimes against tourists in Belize.

14. (page 297) Why are tourists targeted by criminals? Provide four (4) reasons.

15. (page 298) Why are business travellers often targeted by criminals?

16. (page 298) See "Travellers' Alert". Why should valuables not be left in your car?

17. (page 298) What sort of violent crimes could travellers face?

18. (page 299) Provide three (3) reasons why crimes against tourists are often not reported.

19. (page 304) Read the case study about Florida. Describe the crime problems that targeted tourists.

20. (page 305) How did the tourism industry and government respond? Explain with examples.

War and Terrorism
21. Consider the events in the news of the past few years. Why has tourism dropped for the following?
You are welcome to do some research on the Internet or in back issues of Time and Newsweek Magazines.

a) air travel after September 11, 2001
b) travelling to Afghanistan
c) travelling to Iraq
d) travelling on the Underground Tube in London, England.

Spread of Diseases
22. (page 292) List four (4) contagious diseases that exist in the world.

23. (page 292) What is a pandemic?

24. (page 292) Why might tourists be accused of spreading diseases? Explain.

25. (page 292) Examine Fig 11.10. List the ten (10) common illnesses contracted among travellers to the tropics.

26. Where did yellow fever originate?

27. Where did typhoid originate?

28. Where did the Ebola virus originate?

30. (page 294) Summarize the year 2000 foot-and-mouth disease crisis in Europe.

31. (page 295) Where does malaria come from?

32. (page 295) How is malaria spread to humans?

33. (page 295) List two (2) ways that tourists can reduce the risk of contracting malaria.

Web Research
Log onto the web here

34. Find information about the origin and the Canadian connection of SARS. Write a summary and include the full web URL of your source(s).

35. Find information about the West Nile Virus. Write a summary and include the full web URL of your source(s).

36. a) What does this company provide? < >.
b) Why would some travellers feel that this service is necessary? Explain.

Transplant Tourism
Visit this web site <>.

37. Why did Richard travel to Turkey?

38. How did the donor in Turkey benefit from Richard the tourist?

39. Copy down Nancy Scheper-Hughes's quote about this sinister side of tourism.

40. What is the World Health Organization ? Answer #1 and Answer #2

41. Summarize this news story. <>

42. In your opinion, is transplant tourism ethical? Explain.


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