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the annual pattern of weather in an area, including temperature and precipitation

climate

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a navigating system that uses satellites to track your location and is used increasingly in travel and tourism

GPS

3

a visual or graphic representation of how a person or a society sees and organizes the geographic elements of the world

map

4

a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the Earth's surface

geography

5

a categorized list of words that are related to a particular topic

taxonomy

6

a new tourism strategy that identifies, markets, enhances, and protects the special geographical character of places, which includes the culture, history, heritage, natural environment, and local population of those places

geotourism

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the study of the characteristics and phenomena of the Earth and how they relate to or are the result of human activities

human geography

8

the study of the physical features of the Earth's surface, such as climate, water, and landforms, and the processes that affect them

physical geography

9

when people travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business, and other purposes

tourism

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the study of travel destinations and how and why travelers might be drawn to them

travel geography

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different type of lodging and related visitor services

accommodations

12

capable of being farmed productively

arable

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the scientific study of material remains of past human life and activities

archaeology

14

an arm of the Atlantic ocean; bounded on the north and east by the west indies, on the south by south America and on the west by central America and Mexico

Caribbean sea

15

a church that is the official seat of a Christian diocesan bishop

cathedral

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a variety of something, such as a variety of people, plants, cultures, or races

diversity

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a protected area of land for wild animals

game reserve

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a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or a valley or spreading outward on a land surface

glacier

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having originated in a particular region or environment

indigenous

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the religious faith of Muslims that includes belief in allah as the sole diety and in Muhammad as his prophet

islam

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an area of special scenic, historical, or scientific importance set aside and maintained by a national government

national park

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a journey or expedition in natural surroundings, often focusing on wildlife/fauna

safari

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a picturesque view or landscape

scenery