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Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi dress code | What to wear to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi is a must-visit attraction when in the UAE. And if you’re planning a trip to Abu Dhabi, then the Grand Mosque may already be on your to-do list! Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the biggest mosque in the UAE, hence the nickname. It is also absolutely...

Tourism multiplier effect | A simple explanation

Do you want to know what the tourism multiplier effect is and how it works? If you have come through to this page then the answer is probably yes! And you are probably aware that when you Google the term 'multiplier effect', the results presented to you include an array of complicated economic jargon that can be hard to understand. Well the good news is that if you are studying travel and...

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50 types of transport from around the world

There are so many weird and wonderful types of transport around the world. From traditional types of transport such as cars, planes and trains through to unusual types of transport such as camels, dune buggies or cable cars, there is plenty of variety to choose from in the world that we live in today. Read on to find out about the top 50 types of transport around the world.... Types of transport...

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Travel and tourism books

Travel and tourism books are an important part of learning and every travel and tourism based course should have a travel and tourism student reading list. Below I have listed some of the most popular and highly recommended travel and tourism books for different student levels and courses. These are perfect additions for your school/college library. Travel and tourism books for level 1/ 2/...

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Universities with the highest paid graduates

Which are the universities with the highest paid graduates? Going to university has become a right of passage for many young adults, however deciding which university is best for you is no easy task. There are many variables to consider when choosing a university, such as grades achieved, research undertaken at the university, location, fees, social opportunities etc. However, for many people,...

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29 ways to be an ETHICAL tourist

Are you an ethical tourist? We all need to think about the impacts that our actions have on the world around us. Yes, it is extremely difficult (if possible at all) to be 100% ethical for 100% of the time. BUT, there are many things that we CAN do to help to protect and preserve the environment, society and the economy. In this article I will tell you what YOU can do to help! Read on... What is...

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Types of airlines | Made SIMPLE

There are many different types of airlines that are different sizes, have different cultures and have different business approaches. If you are hoping to learn more about these different types of airlines then you have come to the right place! Here at Tourism Teacher I aim to make learning more about the travel and tourism industry SIMPLE and FUN! I do this through my range of educational...

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Is there such a thing as an 8 star hotel?

What is an 8 star hotel and does this actually exist? All is revealed in this article, read on to find out more... Is there such thing as an 8 star hotel? Yes - there is. But there’s only one, and that’s the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, UAE. The Burj Al Arab oozes luxury and glamour, and comes with a hefty price tag per night. The hotel is one of the most photographed buildings in Dubai, and is firmly...

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The best universities for travel and tourism in the UK

Which are the best universities for travel and tourism Choosing which university you study at and indeed which course is best for you is a very important decision. Not only will it affect the next three years (or longer) of your life but it is likely to guide the course of your career and what opportunities will be available to you.  League tables can be really confusing as there are so...

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Are the biggest zoos in the world also the best zoos in the world?

The biggest zoos in the world are often the best-known, but is bigger always better? In this article I will tell you which are the biggest zoos in the world and I note that while many of these zoos are also ranked as some of the best zoos in the world, bigger doesn't always mean better! I will also tell you about which are the best zoos in the world in terms of rankings and reputation. What...

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The truth about 7 star hotels | Are they real?

What are 7 star hotels? There has been plenty of discussion about 7 star hotel recently. But is it all just a lot of hype? Does a 7 star hotel actually exist? In this article I will tell you the truth about these so-called '7 star hotels'. Is there such thing as a 7 star hotel? Officially, there are no 7 star hotels. The hotel rating system varies from country to country. There is currently no...

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Dr Hayley Stainton

Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

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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Medical tourism: What where and why

Medical tourism is a type of tourism that is on the rise around the world. Coming in many different shapes and forms, medical tourism is often sought by people in search of reduced priced cosmetic surgery, better healthcare systems than what is available to them in...

Cloud Forest Costa Rica: A guide for visiting Monteverde

The Cloud Forest Costa Rica is an incredible place to visit and should absolutely be on any Costa Rica itinerary! In this article I teach you all about the Cloud Forest Costa Rica, where it is, what to do whilst there and why you should visit. Intrigued? Read on to...

Agritourism: What, where and why

Agritourism is a type of tourism that is increasing around the world. With the increasing popularity of niche tourism, coupled with a growth in the desire to make our travels more sustainable, it is no surprise that the agritourism industry has grown significantly in...

What is experiential travel?

Experiential travel is the one of the latest trends in the travel and tourism industry. Increasing in popularity, this type of tourism is often viewed as 'good', frequently facilitating niche tourism or sustainable tourism endeavours. But what actually is experiential...