Tourism management

Types of hunting |Hunting tourism

What are the different types of hunting and what role does the tourism industry play in this? Well, it seems that oftentimes hunting and tourism are inextricably linked, so much so that it can be classified as a type of tourism, known as hunting tourism. But what does...

The rise of revenge tourism

Revenge tourism has become one of the newest and most controversial types of tourism. But what exactly is revenge tourism and why it is named so? In this article I explain to you what is meant by the term revenge tourism- read on to find out more.... What is revenge tourism? The concept of revenge tourism first emerged in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic closed down the majority of business in the...

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Educational tourism: Everything you need to know

Educational tourism is one of the best types of tourism! Whether you are going on a school trip, backpacking around South East Asia or going on a round the world cruise, there are always lots of things to learn while travelling. Whilst people used to be content with laying on a beach and reading a book, consumer preferences are changing- people want to experience something different- they want...

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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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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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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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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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Should you visit a cat cafe? Is it cruel?

Visiting a cat cafe is a novel and unique experience. But should you visit? Whilst some cat cafes are charitable ventures, others may demonstrate less philanthropic behaviour. Furthermore, there is an ethical argument to suggest that keeping cats enclosed in a cafe where they are constantly petted by visitors, which often includes loud and boisterous children, is not fair treatment. In this...

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Ostrich riding: Why you should never RIDE an ostrich

Ostrich riding is a popular tourist activity in some parts of the world and you will see plenty of places advertising the opportunity to ride an ostrich, especially in the South Africa, where it is particularly popular. Whilst it may look fun, there are actually many reasons why you should NOT ride an ostrich. Read on to find out why you should NEVER ride an ostrich... Can you ride an ostrich?...

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The human zoo | A simple explanation

The human zoo is a concept that surfaces far too often in today's world. This derogatory term is generally associated with exploitative and unethical practices, whereby humans are put on display for entertainment purposes. Whilst the circuses and cabarets that once featured as 'human zoos' may no longer be prominent events, demeaning public displays of people, usually labelled as 'primitive' or...

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MICE tourism: A simple explanation

Mice tourism is a prominent part of the tourism industry, yet many people have no idea what MICE means! Well, in this article I am going to change that! Read on to learn what mice tourism is, how the MICE tourism industry has grown worldwide and why this type of tourism is so important! What is MICE tourism? MICE tourism is a part of the business tourism industry. It encompasses four niche...

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Dr Hayley Stainton

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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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Ethnography: A SIMPLE explanation

Ethnography is a term that many students and researchers will come across. Associated with cultural and social anthropology, ethnography involves the study of people. Whilst the term ethnography might sound complicated (and many research books will explain it in a...

Likert scale: A SIMPLE guide for beginners

If you are wondering what the likert scale is and how it work, then you have come to the right place! Whether you are about to do a research project or dissertation, conduct some market research or do some quantitative data analysis, I will teach you everything that...

The Best Eco Lodges in the World

Which are the best eco lodges in the world? Well, this is a difficult question to answer! After all, there are soooo many eco lodges all over the world nowadays. However, some ecotourism entrepreneurs have mastered the eco lodge business more than others, and in this...

Hogmanay: Everything you need to know

Hogmanay is a festival that is BIG for people in Scotland. But people outside of Scotland.... well, they may never have heard of it. After having a fantastic time celebrating Hogmanay, however, I thought that should change! So through this article I intend to teach...