Critical Analysis Essay Writing - Facebook Discussion
1. In your Facebook group please find the photo album Facebook Discussion #1
1) Post a photo of a Natural, Cultural, AND a Man-made (Human-based) resource.
2) For each example, indicate the type of attraction and activity that are based on these
Please answer the following questions based on this week's material. Submit your
questions via the Blackboard assignment. It's a good idea to answer the questions in a
word document you can keep for your records and then copy and paste into the
Blackboard assignment for submission as you will want to keep a copy for future
1) In what ways is the community you currently live in (greater Phoenix or wherever you
may be) a tourism and recreation destination?
How does tourism influence (or not influence) the image of your community?
What role does tourism play in the local economy?
2) Cite three specific examples or concepts in geography from this week's reading that
could help you to enhance your understanding of the places that you visit.
3) Why is the study of tourism important? Some reasons were given in the powerpoint.
Come up with two additional reasons of your own.
In your Facebook group please find the photo album Facebook Discussion #2
and respond to the following discussion assignment.
In terms of the tourism industry and its impacts on the environment, some believe
that the industry is helping to preserve fragile sites and ecosystems, while others
believe we are "loving our planet to death." What is your view? Post a photo of
an impact of tourism on the environment which supports your view.
4. Critical Analysis:
Identify TWO specific constructive policies or strategies which might be adopted
by a government (local, regional or federal) or a tourism organization that would
enhance the growth of international tourism and support one of the Millennium
Development Goals the WTO has focused on. Explain how each policy would
enhance tourism and the MDG directly.
1. Antelope Canyon ( Natural Resource):
The Antelope Canyon is a natural resource in northern Arizona. It is a naturally formed small
and exquisite geological formation. It is a beautiful canyon located a few miles of east of
Page, Arizona. There are two Antelopes, one is the Upper Antelope Canyon and the other is
the Lower Antelope Canyon and they are located on the either side of route 98. It is difficult
to locate the entrances to the two antelopes in the desert landscape. Even if you approach on
foot, you cannot see the canyons even at a few meters distance. Only a small crack is visible
from above and when looked closely a metal ladder can be seen that goes down into the
crack in which only a single person can squeeze. Then one can go in the narrow canyon
through a series of ladders and stairs. The bedrock made of sandstone is carved intricately by
the violent flow of water. The beautiful effect of sunlight through the narrow crevices creates
a beautiful effect of shadows and soft colors (Antelope Canyon, Arizona, 2014). One cannot
forget the walk through the canyon and the photos taken can be treasured.