37,000 visitors are expected to visit the Antarctic this tourist season. Is that anything to worry about? Should tourism be encouraged in part of the world so untouched by humans? Quite a dilemma. Click on the link to read more and make up your mind : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30709924
GCSE students have just answered an exam question about the importance of health and safety to L and T organisations. If things go wrong it can prove very costly. Click on the link to find out what has happened to Chessington World of Adventure : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30780504
Will the new Richard III centre bring a tourism boom for the city of Leicester? The New Year means that the newspapers and travel magazines all list their must see destinations for 2015. Many, including Lonely Planet include Leicester and more importantly, the Richard III centre as a must see. What effect might this have on the city? Will it benefit local visitor attractions? Click on the link to see Lonely Planet’s top new travel experiences, includes Leicester : Lonely Planet New Travel Experiences
KidZania is a globally successful Mexican theme park chain and it’s coming to the UK. Don’t expect stomach churning, gravity defying big rides, the theme of this park is children pretending to do adult jobs! A new branch of the theme park will be opening in London at the Westfield shopping centre. Do you think it will be successful in the UK? Click on the links to read a review of parks in Istanbul and Bangkok : http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jan/11/kidzania-children-work-theme-park and explore the company’s website : http://www.kidzania.com/ to make up your own mind.
North Korea is in the news again. Do you fancy it as an exotic destination? What experience is available to the adventurous inbound tourist ? Click on the link to find out more : http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/inside-north-korea-the-west-is-fascinated-by-kim-jongun-and-his-secretive-state-but-what-do-tourists-get-to-see-9954330.html