How to Travel on a Budget

Posted on 03/09/2013 by admin

Tourist DestinationIf you want to do some travelling but you are on a tight budget, the key is to be well prepared, and have your plans (and back-up plans!) in place before leaving. This involves doing lots of research beforehand on everything from transportation, food and accommodation, to public transport, attractions and currency exchange rates. (more…)

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Niche Tourism: Travel with a Difference

Posted on 07/05/2013 by admin
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While a holiday can be about rest, rejuvenation, adventure or discovery, the best journeys will inspire and transform us, which is perhaps why niche tourism has taken such a hold in recent years. Many people who travel are looking for something specific, be it a detox at a spa resort, to learn a new language while being immersed in the culture, or to discover the aromas and tastes of authentic cooking at the source. Here are just a few types of niche tourism that are booming. (more…)

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Fun things to do in Melbourne

Posted on 23/04/2013 by admin
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If you have recently arrived to study in Melbourne or you’re planning to move soon, there are plenty of things to do in Melbourne City. Melbourne offers a vast range of different experiences, whether you are looking for shopping, food, or culture. And, if you want to take a break from the city, you also have easy access to some of the most stunning countryside Australia has to offer, along with beaches, vineyards, mountains and skiing during the winter months. Here are a few of the many activities in Melbourne that are popular with students. (more…)

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Tourist Destination

If you’re planning a holiday, you may be interested in what’s happening around the globe in 2013, and what the top five most popular tourist destinations will be. Whether you’re looking to explore history, heritage and culture, stunning natural scenery or bustling cities ready to party, here’s our list of top tourist destinations well worth a visit this year. (more…)

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Tourism marketing mix – a recipe for success

Posted on 18/01/2013 by admin

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When it comes to marketing your travel business, it’s important to develop a mix of promotion methods. This is not a once-off process, as you need to track what is working for you and what isn’t, and to be prepared to refine your ‘recipe’ as you go.  (more…)

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New trends in the tourism industry

Posted on 27/11/2012 by admin

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When it comes to travel, the old days of taking a trip into the city to book flights and accommodation many months in advance is no longer the dominant trend. As such, tourism operators need to be prepared to invest some time and money into new forms of tourism marketing, to benefit from trends now and into the future.

Some of the changes afoot in the tourism industry include:  (more…)

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Culinary Travel: Why it’s relished

Posted on 05/10/2012 by admin

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Travel is about discovery, about experiencing the new and coming face to face with the unknown. There are of course several styles of travel. Some prefer an active holiday that involves walking and outdoor pursuits. Some love a cultural trip with visits to galleries and museums. And there are those who love nothing better than lying about under a beach umbrella drinking cocktails. For a growing number of people, travel is about discovering the world through food and flavour, which is why culinary tourism is thriving.  (more…)

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Travelling the Social Media Highway

Posted on 28/09/2012 by admin

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Social media sites such as Facebook began as a new digital tool for friends to stay in touch. Not too many years later, social media has redefined not only the way in which we communicate, but also the way in which many businesses market goods or services. Travel and social media share distinctly common traits: discovery and connection. It’s perhaps why travellers have adopted social media with such gusto, and why social media can be a boon for those in the travel industry.  (more…)

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A day in the life of a travel agent

Posted on 06/09/2012 by admin

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Life as a travel agent may sound idyllic, with discounted airfares and insider tips on holiday destinations being an incentive to join the industry. There is of course much more to any job than the potential perks. For a travel agent, a successful career entails specialised knowledge of the software, products and techniques used by the industry nationally and internationally, and that’s just for starters. (more…)

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The Ecotourism Revolution

Posted on 16/08/2012 by admin

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A quiet revolution has been occurring in the travel industry during this last decade, and those in the know would suggest it’s an area that can no longer be ignored. Ecotourism is thriving, and it promises to grow yet further. Should you be interested in becoming a travel agent, or working at an ecotourism resort, it’s worth understanding just what ecotourism is all about, and how it relates to the wider tourism industry. (more…)

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