Asia

The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby...

Things to do in Sanya, the ‘Hawaii of China’

Sanya is a popular tourist area for Chinese domestic tourists as well as international travellers. Famous for its exotic beaches and serene coastlines, there are also lots of things to do in Sanya other than lazying around on the beach! For those of you who follow my travel stories on Instagram, you will know that I like to mix things up on my travels. Lazy beach days are great, but so are zip...

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Hiking in Yunnan: Everything you need to know

China is a vast country with a wide variety of types of tourism. From shopping in Shanghai to visiting the ancient sites of Xian to relaxing on the beach in Hainan, there is something to suit everyone in China. If you're an active person who enjoys walking and stunning visits then hiking in Yunnan makes for a great holiday. If you're thinking about going hiking in Yunnan, then I have it all...

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How to survive centralised quarantine

Centralised quarantine is a daunting prospect that many of us had never even heard of prior to COVID-19. However, with the globalised world that we live in comes an inevitable need for travel around the world. But, while the virus continues to spread across the globe, we are not yet in a position to be able to travel freely as we used to. One way of mitigating the spread of the virus is to adopt...

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Jordan pass: What is it and why you should get one!

So, you’re going to Jordan. It really is a country so rich in culture, history, beautiful scenery, tasty food and so much more. You’re probably now in the midst of planning your trip - writing packing lists and booking transfers, scouring Instagram for Petra photo inspiration and deciding which shoes will be most comfortable for walking around castle ruins. And one thing you might not have...

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A guide to visiting the Crusader Castles, Jordan

There are various Crusader castles around the world. These are, as the name suggests, castles that were founded or occupied during the Crusades. The castles can be found in the Middle East and the Eastern Med, as well as in Poland and some of the Baltic states. Some of the best crusader castles to visit are in Jordan. We visited the castles as part of our two week Jordan itinerary and absolutely...

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How to get to the Gili Islands from Bali

Are you considering a visit to Gili Air, Gili T or Gili Meno? Or perhaps you all three? Then one of the first things you will need to know is how to get to the Gili Islands from Bali. The Gili Islands are simply wonderful. They have resisted the overtourism that much of Bali has suffered at the hands of and they are pristine and beautiful. But there's a reason that these islands have remained...

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Instagram Bali: The most scenic spots in Bali

Instagram Bali. The best If you're into insta tourism, then you will LOVE Bali! Bali is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. It just is. Blue skies, white sands, rice paddy fields, temples, mountains, perfect sunsets - it’s breathtaking! And it's oh so perfect for the 'grammable' pics! I first visited Bali back in 2012, before Instagram even existed, I thought it was beautiful...

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Leifeng Pagoda: Everything you need to know for the perfect visit

When we first moved to Hangzhou, one of the first places that was on our 'must-see' list was the Leifeng Pagoda. This pagoda is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city, and it's full of history and culture too. I am aware that Hangzhou doesn't get too many non-Chinese tourists, and this can make navigating your way around and finding reliable, up to date information challenging at times. So...

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Goa beaches | The best beaches in Goa

Many people travel to this part of India for the wonderful Goa beaches, and it is no surprise- Goa boasts some of the best beaches in this part of the world! Goa is a beautiful state in India which stretches along the Arabian Sea. If you are planning a trip to India, then you’d be a fool to miss out on visiting Goa - with waterfalls, historic sites, fishing villages and more, there is so much to...

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Goa waterfalls | The best waterfalls to visit in Goa

Goa is one of my favourite travel destinations. From it’s stunning beaches to the fantastic bars and restaurants that surround them, it really is no wonder that Goa is high on many travel bucket lists. And there’s something else to add to the area’s beauty! The many Goa waterfalls are just awe-inspiring. Here are the best ones to visit… The best Goa waterfalls I just LOVE a good waterfall!...

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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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What does the World Travel and Tourism Council do?

The World Travel and Tourism Council is an important player in the world of travel. But chances are, you might not have even heard of them! This post looks at what the WTTC is, and what it does… What is the World Travel and Tourism Council? Founded in 1990, the WTTC...

How to renew a UK passport | A step by step guide

Are you wondering how to renew a UK passport? When it comes to travelling abroad, there is one thing you need that is more important than anything else. And that’s a passport! You can’t travel across country borders without one, except in very particular circumstances...

The sex hotel: What, where and why

Whilst many people are ignorantly unaware of the concept of the sex hotel, others are frequenting them on a regular basis. An important part of the tourism industry in some parts of the world, sex hotels give people a safe and secure place for intimacy and bring in...