Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Video Travel Agencies

Why do you want to study Tourism? Watch this video and have a look at the reasons some students give to work in this field. Are they the same as yours?

Freddie Laker

Do you know any low-cost ailines? Have you ever travelled with them? Did you know that for decades airlines operated a virtual monopoly and charged astronomical prices and that it was first challenged by Freddie Laker in the seventies with his budget Skytrain flights to the USA?
Who was this man? Find out more about him on the internet and answer the following questions.

  1. Where was he from?

  2. Did he have any titles? Why?

  3. What did he found?

  4. What was the first airline in the world to offer low international fares?

  5. What is the name of the airport in which design and development he was involved?

  6. When and where did he die?

Monday, 28 September 2009

César Manrique

Is César Manrique familiar to you? Why do you think he is important in the field of tourism?
Read the following questions and find the answers in his biography.
  1. Where and when was César Manrique born?
  2. How did he feel about the Spanish Civil War?
  3. What and where did he study?
  4. Where did he go after New York?
  5. What was his job?
  6. What place did he want to turn into one of the most beautiful places in the planet?
  7. When and how did he die?
  8. Find out on the internet a place in Madrid which was designed by him.