Aviation management

The first commercial flight | Understanding tourism

The first commercial flight was the beginning on the tourism industry that we see today. Aviation is an important component of tourism and is an integral part of travelling for many people. Are you interested in learning more about the first commercial flight? Then...

Benefits And Limitations Of Privatisation In The Transport Industry

Privatisation in the transport industry is something that we have seen more and more in recent years. In this post, I will briefly outline some of the benefits and limitations of privatisation in the transport industry, with some examples.  The transportation industry is a huge industry for the UK. It is also a very important part of the tourism industry, as I explained in this post- 'The...

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What is a low-cost airline? A simple explanation

Low-cost air travel has exploded in recent years across the globe. Whether you refer to it as a low-cost airline, a low-cost carrier, a no-frills airline or a budget airline, nowadays we are all familiar with the concept: Low cost air travel, with all of the frills removed. As demonstrated below, the low-cost airline industry has grown considerably in recent years, and the trend is set to...

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What Is A Charter Airline? A Simple Explanation

Did you know that there are different types of airlines? You can choose to fly with a charter airline, a scheduled airline or a low-cost airline (also commonly referred to as a budget airline or no-frills airline). But what's the difference? Within the travel and tourism sector of the economy, there are many different levels and types of transportation. From planes to trains and cars, the...

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How to maximise in-flight sales and revenue

Airlines are relying more and more on ancillary revenue as a way to make a profit. But how can airlines maximise in-flight sales and revenue? As you will have read in my recent post ‘What is Airline Ancillary Revenue Management?’, airlines are finding it more and more difficult to make a profit in today’s industry. Rising taxes, political uncertainty, increased competition and several other...

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What is the open skies agreement?

The Open Skies Agreement is fundamental to the operation of the global aviation industry. In this post I will give you a brief explanation of how the Open Skies agreement works. The Open Skies Agreement One of the most important aspects of transport and tourism, not just in Europe but throughout the world, is the ability to have international relationships and travel between countries. In order...

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What is the cost of the third runway at LHR to the taxpayer?

If you keep an eye on the news then you will have noticed that the prospect of a third runway at London Heathrow Airport has been somewhat controversial in recent years. Amidst local opposition, arguments made in the name of political gain (or otherwise), environmental concerns, the relationship between transport and tourism and a thriving aviation industry, the topic has succeeded to remain in...

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Michael O’Leary given a taste of his own medicine: Airline ancillary revenue management

If you’ve been following my posts over the past few weeks you will have seen that I have been addressing the importance of airline ancillary revenue management. Increasingly, airlines are depending more and more on income made from the different categories of ancillary products and services and I think that I would be doing the topic an injustice if I didn’t pay reference to the king of...

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How transport impacts the environment

Many people don't realise how transport effects the environment. They are oblivious to the environmental costs that driving your car or building a new railway line can have. In this post, I will provide a brief summary of some of the ways that transport effects the environment.  How transport impacts the environment Transportation is an essential part of the economy and the growth of the UK....

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How does the EU Sustainable Transport Policy impact travel and tourism?

The EU Sustainable Transport Policy plays an important role in the travel and tourism industry. In this post I will briefly introduce you to this policy, outlining how it is closely integrated with the wider travel and tourism sector. In Europe, travel and tourism is a huge part of the economy, although of course this is to some extent more in some destinations than it is in others. Whilst it...

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What Is The History Of Aviation?

The history of aviation is actually quite an interesting one. It is one of the first things that you will learn when you begin to study aviation management, or perhaps travel and tourism. What most people don't realise is that aviation and flight has actually been around for thousands of years! Dating back to the ancient years in Greek mythology is the story of Icarus and Daedalus who attempted...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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