How easy a place is to reach
The accessibility of a tourism destination refers to how easy it is to reach. For example, London:
- is surrounded by a number of major airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick
- has several motorways and main roads leading into it
- has a number of major railway stations linking it to the rest of England and Wales
- has fast trains arriving from other cities in Europe regularly each day
This makes London a very accessible destination. This is not only important for people visiting London on holiday but also for the large numbers of business people who visit London from all over the world.
The London Eye
Suggest why some tourists might like to visit a destination such as the one shown in the image.
The map above shows ports and airports tourists can use to travel to Wales from outside of the UK.
- Using the map, suggest three airports (apart from Cardiff) tourists might like to use to arrive in the UK and travel on to Wales.
- For a family from Belgium, travelling to North Wales from the port of Zeebrugge, suggest what route they should take to travel to North Wales.
- For a French family, travelling to South Wales from the port of Roscoff, suggest what route they should take after leaving the port.