Will Barcelona ban tourists?

Barcelona’s beaches

GCSE students have studied the effects tourism has on Barcelona, but are there now too many visitors to the Catalan capital? Should the number of visitors be controlled? Click on the link to find out more : http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jun/28/will-people-barcelona-revolt-against-soaring-tourist-numbers


Alton Towers

The tragic accident at Alton Towers last week does not seem to be dampening the enthusiasm of year 10 students looking forward to their trip to the theme park over the next couple of weeks, but what about the wider general public? Will the reputation of this popular theme park be affected in the long term? will people want to visit in the future? We’ve be discussing it at length in GCSE lessons but what do the experts think? Click on the link to find out more : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-32993933

Earthquake in Nepal : is it relevant to L and T ?

Another example of the dynamic nature of the L and T industry. The devastating earthquake in Nepal, whilst obviously a humanitarian disaster, will also have an effect on the tourism industry in Nepal. Perhaps some of the impacts may be common sense but find out more by clicking on the link : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/nepal-earthquake-kingdom-will-be-devastated-by-loss-of-foreign-revenue-10205380.html

Goodbye to the jumbo?

In 2014 there were no orders for the A380 Airbus or Boeing 747-8, superjumbos that many thought would revolutionise air travel. Why were no orders made? Click on the links to find out more : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32400130 and http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/a380-celebrates-first-decade-in-flight–but-how-long-will-it-last-10205583.html. For year 12 students this a very good example of the dynamic nature of the leisure and tourism industry.

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