Tag Archives: tourism

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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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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Where Do Tourists Spend Their Money?

There is a lot of data available to compare the number of tourists that visit different countries. However, the World Economic Forum has made it possible to also examine tourism through the amount of money tourists spend while abroad. In … 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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Can You Name The Most Visited Cities of 2017?

  I love a good list – always handy to use with a class in those odd blank few minutes that sometimes appear at the end of a lesson. Sometimes, whole lesson sequences can be planned around them.   The … Continue reading

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Iceland in October – With Plenty of New Things To See

  I had the pleasure of the company of staff and students from Northampton School for Boys, and throughout our week we were blessed with really pleasant autumn weather, as well as some great views of the Northern Lights.   … Continue reading

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Iceland – Reaching A Tourism Tipping Point?

Iceland has become such a popular tourist destination in recent years, a number of tensions are beginning to appear. The exponential rise in visitor numbers is in danger of threatening the very beauty people travel to Iceland to enjoy. Iceland’s … Continue reading

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