The year 12 Leisure group have been discussing how changing consumer taste has altered how many of us use our leisure time. Many of them claim that they have a sense of adventure but how many of them would be up for these hikes? Click on the link to have a look : http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jan/30/dont-look-down-a-glimpse-at-the-worlds-scariest-hikes.
I’m not sure I’d be keen on any of them, nice scenery but best seen from ground level I think.
The Sahara desert in Tunisia may become the tourist destination of choice for those interested in astronomers and fans of the sci fi cult film Star Wars. Its certainly what Tunisians hope. Find out more about the plans by clicking on the link : http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/28/tunisia-sahara-desert-film-star-wars-fans-amateur-astronomers
This is the skyline of the world’s most visited city. Do you recognise it? What cities do you think make up the rest of the top 10? The list is based on a number of statistics including airport arrivals and hotel/accommodation stays. Click on the link to find out which cities make up the top 10 : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/10599394/The-worlds-most-visited-cities.html?frame=2803575 Have you visited any ?
A second severe winter storm has brought more disruption to travel on the east coast of the United States. Over 3000 flights have been grounded, with 900 flights cancelled today. Click on the link to read more : http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/01/22/46708/new+us+winter+storm+grounds+3000+flights.html. Airlines around the world have been affected including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic here in the UK. Find out what advice Virgin Atlantic is giving it’s customers and what arrangements they are making by clicking on this link : http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/travel-information/customer-service/latest-news/flight-disruptions.html
This year marks 100 years of passenger aviation. Click on the link to use The Guardian’s interactive article, it makes fascinating reading : http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/aviation-100-years
The Real Estate firm behind the Westgate shopping centre in London is investing £16million in a new 5 star eco inspired coastal resort close to St Ives in Cornwall. The 8 hectare development will become one of the biggest of it’s kind in the UK once it is completed. Find out what is planned and why it will be sustainable by clicking on the link : http://unastives.co.uk/
What is the purpose of promotion? The latest advert produced for the hotel booking website may not be entirely successful. It’s depiction of the Birmingham accent has not been welcomed by many. Click on the link and see for yourself : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10579681/Hotel-advert-angers-Brummies.html. But maybe the fact that I’ve posted on the blog and people are talking about it, including national newspapers, means that it has achieved its purpose and, therefore, is very clever and successful. Make up your own mind.