New route for safety on Everest

An aerial view of Mount Everest mountain range

Responding to the tragic events of last year, when the new climbing season opens on Mt Everest next month climbers will follow a new route from base camp. Last year 16 Sherpa guides died in an avalanche which triggered a boycott by Sherpa guides worried about safety and low wages. The boycott closed the climbing season early. As a result the Nepalese Government are seeking to improve safety this season. Click on the link to find out more : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31509212

Only the best for RSA!

A busy summer's day on Woolacombe beach, Devon.

I know it doesn’t quite look like this when we visit but it has been voted the best beach in the UK. It’s Woolacombe of course, voted the UK’s top beach by Tripadvisor reviewers. Year 12s and 11s will understand why it is the best and year 10s look out for news in the next few weeks about Woolacombe 2015. What beaches did Woolacombe beat? Find out by clicking on the link : http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/feb/18/uk-best-beaches-tripadvisor-what-are-your-favourites

Tourism boom for Leicester

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 : a new style of theme park

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.