10 fascinating facts about the Dead Sea

During my travels through Israel and Jordan I learnt that there are so many interesting facts about the Dead Sea! So today I would like to share some of them with you... #1 The Dead Sea isn’t actually a sea Funnily enough, it’s not. Despite its name, the Dead Sea is...

Traveling Through A War-Zone: Israel and Palestine

Ok so it’s a dramatic title designed to catch your attention, but ultimately it’s true. In the Summer of 2014 I traveled through a war zone: Israel and Palestine. From the moment I decided I would like to see this area of the world, I was stared at in disbelief and regularly had my sanity questioned: and yet none of this wavered my determination to arrive at my destination (even when Easyjet...

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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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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...

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR): A simple explanation

Visiting friends and relatives, often referred to as VFR, is one of the most prominent types of tourism. Whether you are a tourism management student or a tourism industry entrepreneur, it is important that you understand this vital sector of the tourism industry. In...

What is a tourist? Tourist definition

What is a tourist? How you define the term tourist? Is there a widely accepted tourist definition? When we are and are not tourists is not always clear. Am I a tourist when I travel one hour on the train to London for the afternoon? Am I a tourist when I stay with my...