Category Archives: Travel

The New Silk Road – China’s Most Ambitious Project To Date

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project provides an excellent case study of a large scale development scheme. The $4.8 trillion OBOR (‘One Belt One Road’) initiative has been described as the ‘New Silk Road’, or ‘Silk Road 2.0’. It is estimated … Continue reading

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Adventure Tourism Index

Anyone studying tourism in their lessons might like to investigate the countries of the world through the ‘Adventure Tourism’ Index. This is regularly published by the Adventure Travel Trade Association along with the George Washington University – in order to … Continue reading

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Unequal Scenes – Examining Inequalities In The Classroom

I came across the ‘Unequal Scenes’ web site recently, and would suggest it might have a use in the classroom. It would certainly help to generate discussion about issues of development, and could also be used for ‘compare’ and ‘contrast … Continue reading

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3D Maps As Works Of Art

‘Overview Maps’ is an innovative company that produces unique multilayered cartographic art pieces based on locations around the world, both natural and man-made. Earlier this year, the company was awarded the prestigious overall award from the British Cartographic Society, as … Continue reading

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Mega Cities On The Rise – A Data Update

More than half the world’s population currently live in cities, and the planet is becoming increasingly urban. The proportion of city dwellers is estimated (by the United Nations) to reach 65% in the coming decades. Many developed world cities (if … Continue reading

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Simon Reeve Films On BBC I Player

There is a wealth of geographical resources to be found on BBC I Player – and now you can bookmark a really useful collection for use in the classroom. Simon Reeve has presented a number of excellent TV programmes, and … Continue reading

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Back To Iceland Again

For many people, October is a month of falling leaves and Halloween- but for me it also marks the start of a new season of visits to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor on behalf of Rayburn Tours. This year, … Continue reading

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