Airline changes

A view of the cockpit of the Germanwings A320 plane at the airport in Düsseldorf a day or so before the crash.

The tragic events of Tuesday when a Germanwings crashed into The Alps provide year 12 students with another example of unforeseen events affecting the leisure and tourism industry. News unfolding during today suggest that it may not have been an accident but a deliberate act by the co pilot. A shocking turn of events but one that has brought prompt response from other airlines as they have rushed to change their cockpit rules. Click on the link to find out more : http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/26/airlines-change-cockpit-rules-after-co-pilot-blamed-for-germanwings-crash

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Eclipse predicted to bring tourists to Scotland

A solar eclipse, like this one seen in Easter Island, Chile, in 2010, is expected to bring thousands of tourists to the north of Scotland.

Friday morning’s partial solar eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the north of Scotland. I remember the last solar eclipse visible in the UK in 1999, it is a phenomenal event. Everyone will be hoping for clear skies for the full effect. Click on the link to find out more :http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/15/thousands-expected-north-scotland-rare-solar-eclipse