Tourism management

What is an eco lodge? | Understanding tourism

Staying in an eco lodge is a great way to have an authentically sustainable tourism experience. Found all around the world, eco lodges facilitate environmentally friendly travel and offer tourists a unique experience. But what actually is an eco lodge? Read on to find...

Spring vacation: What is it + why do we have it?

Spring vacation, also known as spring break, is a popular phenomenon in the USA. But for those of us who are based elsewhere in the world, it is often an unknown concept. In fact, for many of us, it is something that we see only in the movies or on our favourite TV shows (I am a big fan of the famous spring break episode of Friends!). So what actually is spring vacation and why do we celebrate...

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10 jobs in travel and tourism that will be BIG in 2021 and beyond…

There are plenty of jobs in travel and tourism to go around, after all, the tourism industry is the largest industry in the world! But the travel industry is changing. Consumers want different things nowadays compared to the past. Tourists want a sense of adventure. They want to experience something new. They want culture and authenticity. Tourism industry stakeholders are more...

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6 reasons why you should NEVER swim with dolphins

You should never swim with dolphins in captivity. This in an unethical form of wildlife tourism that is cruel to the dolphins. Yes, you might get some cool photos, heck- you can even get these printed onto a key ring or the mug that you use for your morning coffee each day! You can be reminded each and everyday of your swimming with dolphins experience... of how YOU contributed to those poor...

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Workation explained: What it means and how it works

Going on a workation seems to have become a part of our 'new normal'. Comprised of the two concepts- work and vacation- a workation seems somewhat contradictory at first glance. Surely if you are working you are not on a vacation? Well, with the growth of remote working and the new freedoms that this has allowed us, we have the development of a new phenomenon- the workation. In this article, I...

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12 shocking facts about bullfighting | Unethical tourism

There are many facts about bullfighting that will shock you. From the fascinating history of bullfighting, through the the ethical implications of this 'sport', bullfighting is certainly an interesting thing to research. Bullfighting has been a prominent activity in tourism throughout history. But why has it historically been so popular? Should we partake in bullfighting in the 21st century? And...

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Bullfighting in Spain: What you NEED to know

Bullfighting in Spain is big business. What what does it actually entail? And is bullfighting in Spain ethical? In this article I will talk all about bullfighting and tell you everything that you need to know. What is bullfighting? Photo by Marko Obrvan on Pexels.com Quite simply, bullfighting is a fight between a bull and a human. This person is known as a bullfighter or a matador. They are...

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The history of Thomas Cook | Understanding tourism

The history of Thomas Cook plays an important role in the growth and development of the tourism industry. Thomas Cook is (or was) one of the biggest names in travel. Without this company the tourism industry wouldn't look the way that it does today! In this article, we take a look at the history of Thomas Cook in order to understand why this company is such an important part in the overall...

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Ethical tourism: Everything you need to know

Ethical tourism is on everyone's mind these days. Over the past decade or two, people have become far more conscious of their actions. Whether it's by turning off the lights when we leave the room, recycling our empty cereal box, not riding elephants in Thailand or eating at local restaurants in Costa Rica, there are many ways that we can be ethical tourists. However, whilst you might read...

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What is a motel? | Understanding tourism

What is a motel? Well, if you are from the USA then you probably know the answer to this question, because the USA has lots of motels! However, if you reside elsewhere in the world, you may not be so familiar with the concept. So, in this article I will tell you all about what is a motel and give you an overview of the motel industry. What is a motel? Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com Motels...

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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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Spring vacation: What is it + why do we have it?

Spring vacation, also known as spring break, is a popular phenomenon in the USA. But for those of us who are based elsewhere in the world, it is often an unknown concept. In fact, for many of us, it is something that we see only in the movies or on our favourite TV...

10 must-see Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK

There are many must-see Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK. Whether you are exploring the UK from overseas or looking for the perfect staycation, there are plenty of rural tourism destinations to keep you busy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In this...

The shocking truth about elephant riding in Thailand

Elephant riding in Thailand has become somewhat controversial in recent years. When I first went backpacking back in 2011 it was a right of passage to climb onto an elephant's back and to be paraded along the street. But nowadays, things are very different. Society...