Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka: What you should know before you visit

Kandy is a wonderful place in Sri Lanka, full of culture and history. We loved our two day visit and we recommend that Kandy is included on any Sri Lanka travel itinerary. Here is everything you need to know when planning your visit... Where is Kandy? Located in the...

Sri Lanka with a Baby

Are you thinking about travelling to Sri Lanka with a baby or young children? Do it, do it, do it!! Sri Lanka was one of my favourite holiday destinations while baby Isla was young and it offered the perfect mix of culture, adventure and relaxation. Following on from our first big family travel adventure to Costa Rica, we embarked on our next big adventure- Sri Lanka with a baby! Travelling with...

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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...