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Disappearing Glaciers in Iceland – OK Glacier and Solheimajokull

One of the highlights of my regular trips to Iceland is a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier in the south of the country. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, and it provides an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Space Travel – Future Tourist Boom?

With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrated last month, it reminds me of some changes that will need to be made to any lessons on modern tourism. We now have to consider the concept of ‘space tourism’ becoming … Continue reading

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New Population Data For The Classroom

Some recently released population data from the United Nations show some interesting future projections. Four of the 10 most populous countries in the world – Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico – will no longer be among the top 10 in … Continue reading

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The Role Of Tourism In The Global Economy – An Update

The World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) has recently released some figures that show how tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. According to their data, In 2018 there were a record 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals – … Continue reading

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New World Heritage Sites

Earlier this month, representatives of UNESCO held their annual meeting to decide if any additions are warranted to their list of World Heritage Sites. The 2019 meeting was held in Baku, Azerbaijan – and added 29 new cultural and natural … Continue reading

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Do We Need To Name Our Heatwaves?

This week has seen record temperatures set in parts of the UK, railways disrupted by extreme heat, and well-being fears for the elderly as we experience a genuine summer heat wave. Researchers at the London School of Economics have responded … Continue reading

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Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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