Travel trends

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...

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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Are zoos ethical? The pros and cons of visiting the zoo

Are zoos ethical? This is a question that more and more people have been asking in recent years. In fact, many people have boycotted zoos altogether in response to stories about maltreatment and unnatural environments provided for the animals housed in zoos. Whilst there is certainly an element of truth to this, this is very short-sighted, in my opinion. The problem is that too many people take...

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10 alternatives to Airbnb

What are the alternatives to Airbnb? More than a decade since its inception and billions of Dollars later, this is a question that many budding travellers are beginning to ask. But why are people beginning to seek alternatives to Airbnb? And what are these alternatives? With widespread concerns about the negative economic impacts of Airbnb, media coverage questioning the safety of Airbnb...

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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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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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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...