World Tourism rankings
The World Tourism rankings are compiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as part of their World Tourism Barometer publication, which is released three times throughout the year. In the publication, UN regions and subregions are ranked by the number of international visitor arrivals, by the revenue generated by inbound tourism, and by the expenditures of outbound travelers. Most-visited countries by international tourist arrivals 2012 In 2012, there were 1.03 billion international tourist arrivals worldwide, with a growth of 4.0% as compared to 995 million in 2011. The top 10 international tourism destinations in 2012 were: Africa and the Middle East
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Soccer Fever: Learning About the World Cup in Brazil
Slide Show The Beautiful (Street) Game Every four years the world’s obsession with soccer descends upon a single country for a month-long global championship, the World Cup. This year’s tournament promises an extra measure of intensity because of its location: Brazil. Few countries can claim its level of passion for the game or its expertise, with a record five wins. And few nations pose such daunting geographical and logistical challenges, with matches being held across three time zones and a variety of climates, from the steamy Amazon rain forest to the subtropical highlands.
lesson plans for students and educators
Common Core Implementation Kit enables the creation of a Common Core State Standards aligned lesson plan with a few easy clicks. Common Core operates from within Word 2013 and provides daily learning targets for Common Core State Standards, along with instructional notes, student friendly “I Can” statements, vocabulary lists, differentiation ideas, activity ideas, assessment ideas, common student misconceptions, and links to open educational resources aligned to the standards. Save time planning lessons and locating resources for your students
New and innovative marketing ideas Marketing tips for smaller tourism-oriented communities
The month of February is a good time for travel and tourism destinations to begin to consider new and innovative marketing ideas. Large tourism communities often can afford specialized agencies to develop new marketing plans. The same is not true, however, for the smaller (or poorer) destinations.
Dark tourism: Travel Weekly
It can be morbid. It's always a bit voyeuristic. But it seems like a fundamental human urge. Like drivers slowing to gawk at a gruesome accident, tourists often feel a profound need to see the aftermath of disaster and devastation wherever in the world they strike.
The Big Business of Food Tourism and Why It Matters
Last week, we launched a new FREE Skift Travel Trends Report, The Rise of Food Tourism, brought to you in association with Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. Below is an extract from it. You can download the full report here for all the goodness.
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English dictionary - Sappy Words
It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it. Why use Snappy Words visual dictionary? Easy to use dictionary and thesaurus. Learn how words associate in a visually interactive display.
About Planeta.com – Planeta.com
Logo Planeta.com spotlights local conservation and tourism connections around the globe. We have done so for nearly 30 years. The award-winning site is geared toward conscious hosts, travelers, and everyone in between. Developed by Ron Mader in 1994 as a reporter’s digital notebook, Planeta.com continues to create and support engaging online conversation about conscious living and travel around the globe.