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Travel Writing - Travel Writing As I stepped out of the aeroplane, the heat hit me. You can always feel it straight away when you go some place warm. Anyway, I began walking towards our bus, pushing my suitcase trolley along with a squeak every time the front right wheel made a complete turn. I approached the bus and a random man seemed to come from nowhere, took the cases, and just threw them into the little hatch under the bus. He had an extremely unusual serious look on his face. I just left him to it and got on....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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Time Travel - Frank and Phil were two very smart kids. Very expensive colleges accepted them in 6th grade, they would have gave them a full ride also. Then one day they thought up this great idea to accomplish. It was to build a time machine. So the next couple days they thought up plans to build this great machine. That was three years ago. Now they are in 9th grade and they are still working on it. Hopefully they will have it done in the next couple months. But if they get it done it will still have to work....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 804 words
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Travel Writing - Travel Writing Monday 16th of December, 4 pm. I got out of the plane and walked down a glass tunnel, disappointed. During the whole trip, I was imagining that it would just paradise. A bright blue sky, exotic birds, multi-coloured pelicans, coconut trees everywhere and the pulchritudinous sea. I was wrong. The airport was at least ten miles away from any town and more than fifty miles away from the sea. The only thing that was true was the sky’s cyanosis and lividness and it kept my hopes up that I would soon be putting my feet in the Pacific Ocean....   [tags: Papers] 480 words
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Online Travel Industry - Online Travel Industry Internet travel bookings have been very prosperous these past couple of years. During the first three months of 2005, Internet travel bookings grew about 20 percent in the United States from the year earlier. Companies like Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz are putting more emphasis on selling to corporations and expanding in foreign markets. Travel has become one of the Web’s most developed categories. According to comScore, “online leisure travel bookings reached about $51 billion last year, or 44 percent of all online sales....   [tags: essays research papers] 313 words
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Women Travel Writers - Women Travel Writers After my own presentation, I wanted to dig a little deeper and see how women travel writers were representing nature in the 18th century. I wondered if the women's descriptions differed far from the men that I studied in my presentation. I want to focus on Dorothy Wordsworth (William's sister), Ann Radcliffe and Helen Maria Williams. I'm curious to know if they were guilty of over-representing women in landscape and nature scenes. At the very end, I'll put in my two cents about the gendering of Nature....   [tags: Gender Femininity Literature Essays]
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Strengths and Weaknesses of JetBlue: Bring Humanity Back to Air Travel - ... Opportunities Increase the number of flights JetBlue is a fast growing company however, it needs to increase the number of flights and take advantage of the growing market in order to make more profit. In addition to increasing the flights, by expanding its activities, the company will be able to buy fuel at lower costs and suffer less from the fuel deficiencies. Global travel and tourism industry Growing faster than manufacturing, retails and financial services, the Travel and Tourism industry outperformed the global economy is 2012 (World Travel and Tourism)....   [tags: customers, flying, product, rates, service] 1665 words
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Post-War Developments of Travel and Tourism - Post-War Developments of Travel and Tourism Since the Second World War, which ended in 1945, the worldwide travel and tourism industry had grown so much that it is considered as the largest industry in the world. In the past 40 years the developments of the industry has been shaped by a number of factors. These factors can be divided into four categories, which are: * Changing socio-economic conditions * Developing technology * Product technology * Changing consumer needs Changing Socio-economic conditions This is the term given to the combination of social and economic factors....   [tags: Papers] 2841 words
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European Travel and the Spread of Western Ideology - European Travel and the Spread of Western Ideology Humans began their existence as travelers, slowly making their way across the earth hunting and gathering. This travel was quite slow and gradual, and could be termed a period of “human expansion”, as traveling groups rarely encountered other humans. It really wasn’t until the sixteenth century that a new kind of travel developed, a kind that was more global, occurred rapidly, and was filled with many encounters with other civilizations. This sort of travel signified not simply the spreading of humans across the earth, but more the spreading of ideas among people....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Travel Writing Dubai - Travel Writing Dubai The monotonous hours on the plane ended as I walked to the bus which drove the passengers to the airport. The cool Dubai breeze hit me for the first time like a strong scent coming from the perfume section of Marks & Spencers and I forced my mood to alleviate as I was now no longer tightly squeezed into the torturing seats of the plane. With one earphone piece in my right ear, listening to music, I tried to avoid the screeches of the young children and toddlers being awoken from the eight hour flight and being carried down to the bus....   [tags: Papers] 831 words
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Travel and Hospitality Website Benchmarking Report - Travel and Hospitality Website Benchmarking Report A. Report Purpose The purpose of this report is to gain a better understanding of what comprises a well thought out travel and hospitality website. This benchmarking report will analyze four popular travel and hospitality websites based on certain evaluative attributes. These attributes will then be ranked in a manner explained further in the methodologies section (B1). Through analysis of the four websites chosen and our respective findings, various design insights (C6) will come to the forefront as more useful or less useful than others....   [tags: Papers] 2878 words
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The Jet Engine and Leisure Air Travel - The Jet Engine and Leisure Air Travel Air transport for European tourists got off to a shaky start in the late 1920s.But it was to be thirty years before leisure air travel was to appeal to anyone but the rich and adventurous. High cost, fear of flying and the absence of toilets in early airliners (an unfortunate combination) were the main deterrents; the unpressurized aircraft of the inter-war years were noisy, slow and not especially comfortable despite the efforts of some airlines to make aircraft cabins resemble the first-class state- rooms of an ocean liner....   [tags: essays research papers] 5675 words
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Time Travel Paradoxes in A Connecticut Yankee... - Time Travel Paradoxes in Conneticut Yankee Mark Twain’s Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court is a book about time travel. It was written 1989 which was before science as we now know it, which tells us that time travel is not possible because of paradoxes. This is still a good book that has many good things to say about America versus England, proving that the American way is superior. America in the day, had just won it’s independence and was trying to establish it’s own identity from England....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sail Away - How many people are tired of vacationing in the same DRAB place. How many people are looking for some excitement, new experiences, and a chance to travel the world without depleting your life savings. Cruise ships have always been a luxurious get away from the daily CLUTTER of society. Since, the first transatlantic cruise in the 1900‘s, over 1 billion passengers have set sail for the high seas and half of those passengers are frequent ones. Today, I want to share the insider secrets to why cruising is the best vacation ever and only an experienced cruiser would know....   [tags: Travel] 1294 words
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Leisure-Cruise Industry - The main entry barrier is the high capital requirement. It is difficult for new companies to enter the cruising industry because of the financial resources needed to purchase a ship and the high cost of maintaining and managing the ships. There are a few cruise shipbuilders in the world so the purchase prices are high. The market is dominated by a few major companies which makes it difficult for a new operator to enter the industry. A third barrier is switching costs. Cruise line companies offer their existing customers membership programs with deals and discounts, which make the customers reluctant to switch to a different company with higher rates....   [tags: Travel]
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Tokyo, Japan - People rushing around with a sense of urgency and leisure to their given destinations, the succulent smell of delicious food gently floating through the air, city lights rebounding off of building windows against the scene of the setting sun. This is a scene in Tokyo, Japan and given the chance to visit any place in the world, Tokyo is on the top of that list. I would travel to Tokyo because it's one of the biggest, most high tech, most exciting, and its appealing rich culture. The first reason Japan intrigues me is its immense size from the city landscapes to the country side scenery....   [tags: Travel] 814 words
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My Trip - experience to go places and see things where something historical or amazing happened, or to see a view so wonderful that I cannot even grasp its beauty. When I travel I have enormous amounts of me time. It’s nice and peaceful. I can lose all my worries in the many different and beautiful places I visit. The most enjoyable and extensive trip I have taken so far was in 2001 when I was ten; I traveled all over the USA for five weeks. Everything about the trip was enjoyable. Even getting ready was enjoyable....   [tags: Travel] 1141 words
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Radcliffe Summer Travel Grant Recipient - Radcliffe Summer Travel Grant Recipient 1. Personal Statement: I was sitting in Au Bon Pain the other day, trying to read a book for class, but happy for the distraction. Rick plopped himself down in the chair across the table. I hadn't seen him in almost a year. I had thought maybe things were going better for him. He soon told me differently. He was on the streets again. I knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at our shelter. I have now been working at the University Lutheran Church homeless shelter for two and a half years....   [tags: Social Services Education Careers Essays] 878 words
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Travel Writing is a Fictionalised Account of a Journey of Self Discovery - Travel Writing is a Fictionalised Account of a Journey of Self Discovery "Travel is the best education that a man can have. There are things you learn in a few months of third world travel that you won't get on a job or in a classroom." Craig D. Guillot BootsnAll Photojournalist[1] The above quote was taken from a travel website, it was made by a photojournalist of the site and sums up the theory I have on travel writing. This essay will set out to prove that although there are those pieces of travel literature that have dubious factual relevance and foundation, notably the works of Ernest Hemmingway could be put into this group, Ernest Hemingway was one of...   [tags: Papers] 1222 words
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Leveraging Mobile Device Applications for Boeing Travel and Expense Services - Abstract—More companies are leveraging mobile device applications that integrate with their existing travel and expense systems to provide frequent business travelers with the necessary tools to efficiently book trips and expense their expenditures using mobile devices, thus allowing business travelers to be more productive, which saves the company money. Currently, almost twenty-three thousand Boeing employees have been issued BlackBerry Smartphones. Ninety-percent of these employees make more than one trip per month....   [tags: Business Communication ]
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Self-Service Travelling Is a Good Way of Travel Other than Joining the Tour - In the 20th century, self-service travelling is famous around the international cities. Self-served tour can definitely be a good way of travel other than the package tour. When it comes to the package tour, most of its itineraries are general with a short period of time. According to a survey conducted by Independent Traveler’s World (cited in Travelmole 2002), the number of interviewees go travel through agents decline from 56% to 28% which shows the traditional travel style can no longer fulfill the needs of tourist....   [tags: flexibility, bdget control and experience]
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The Importance of Market Research to AAA Travel Auto Club South - The content of this paper will discuss the importance of market research to AAA Travel Auto Club South. While discussing the importance of market research this document will start with a definition and than evaluate if market research is used by this organization and if so what the value of using it is and the various types of marketing research AAA Travel Auto Club South uses and it’s importance to their organization. The process of market research is assembling information, analyzing its value, and interpreting market information about products or services to be presented for sale in a particular market (McDaniel & Gates, 2006)....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Experience of Time Travel, War, and Death in Slaughterhouse-Five - Slaughterhouse-Five is a stirring science-fiction book, which contains many interesting themes such as, space and time travel, philosophy on death, war, and aliens. In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, The main character, Billy Pilgrim, is not in the first chapter. The author of this book, Kurt Vonnegut is the main character in this chapter (Harris). This book is written in a rather random order because Billy Pilgrim lived his life that way. In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, the author’s imagination helps him get through reality by giving him the illusion that he is traveling through time and cannot die (Westbrook)....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays]
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New World Travelers: Similar Themes But Different Purposes In Travel Writing - Travel writers or adventurers all write pieces that deal with the same premise: the discovery and experience of the New World. However, in their writing, it is evident that there is an ulterior motive in mind. These motives or purposes can be classified in two broad categories: to persuade people to come to the new world and to warn people of the dangers they may encounter in the new world. It is easy to explore these themes by paying particular attention a couple of notorious writers: Christopher Columbus, Bartolome De Las Casas, and John Smith....   [tags: Comparative Analysis, Christopher Columbus] 1410 words
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Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child a Show About Time Travel - What if you could live for a couple thousand years traveling through time and space in a chameleon ship exploring the universe while averting disaster. In addition to that, what if you’re always the smartest person in the room regardless of where you are. If so, then you would be the Doctor, well almost except the Doctor’s chameleon circuit board in his ship is broken so he has to travel around in a small blue police box called a Tardis, but hey no worries, it’s bigger on the inside. This is the setting for one of the world’s most famous sci-fi television series....   [tags: planet gallifrey, alines, whovian]
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High School Band Trip to England - It was a cold and windy day on March 16th, 2008. This was day we got off a plane from an eight-hour, leg cramping fight to London, England. Yet even now the dreary weather and long flight could not bring us down. The Chestermere High School concert band was so thrilled just to be there that nothing so minor as the weather really mattered.  Our group stayed in London for most of the time but we also went to Stratford Upon Avon and Harrogate where we stayed in Queen Ethelburga’s boarding school.      As there was one other school from Calgary slowing our progress through customs, we grew inpatient to manage our way through the labyrinthine maze of velvet ropes and guards, get our luggage and...   [tags: England, travel,] 824 words
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The Effect of Changes in Travel and Tourism Industury on Career Opportunities - The Effect of Changes in Travel and Tourism Industury on Career Opportunities In this first part of the question, I will talk about how technology has affected careers and job roles within the travel & tourism industry. Technology has been the biggest development on the travel & tourism industry within the last ten years. It has allowed many companies to offer improved service to customers and help with the start up of many other businesses. Computers have been used for many years especially within the airline industry for tasks such as check in and ATC (Air Traffic Control), but now computers are being used in travel agents and tour operators....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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The Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry and the Factors Affecting it Today - The Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry and the Factors Affecting it Today Contents The development of the travel and tourism industry Page 3-4 Factors that have led to the growth in travel and tourism Page 4-6 Future developments in travel and tourism Page 6-7 Factors affecting the travel and tourism industry today Page 8-9 Bibliography Page 10 The Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry Throughout history, people have travelled across Britain for purposes of trade, education, religion and to fight in battles....   [tags: Papers] 2105 words
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The Range of Commercial and Non-Commercial Organisations in Travel and Tourism - The Range of Commercial and Non-Commercial Organisations in Travel and Tourism 1. The Public Sector All these organisations are connected to either the National Government, which is departments or ministries, or to local Government. Organization Chart This chart shows the range of commercial and non commercial organisations involved in Travel and Tourism. Government Organisations The role of the DCMS · The government organisation, the DCMS ( The Department for Culture Media and Sport....   [tags: Papers] 1915 words
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The Post-war Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry - The Post-war Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry 1. Changing Socio-Economic Circumstances. The car-owning society. Car ownership- changes over time. Car ownership has changed dramatically since 1953 in which 3 million cars were owned in the UK, meaning 14% of the population owned cars. But by 1997, 22 million cars were owned in the UK; therefore 68% of the population owned cars. [IMAGE] I found the information for this graph at: www.dft.gov.uk The graph demonstrates how the number of cars owned in the UK increased from 1979 in 1950 to over 23899 in 2001....   [tags: Papers] 4233 words
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Contribution of Countryside Tourism to the UK Travel and Tourism Industry - Contribution of Countryside Tourism to the UK Travel and Tourism Industry Across the UK there are 4 main categories of tourist and visitor attractions. These categories are: · Large City/Large Town, · Seaside, · Countryside/Village, · Small Town. The table above shows that; domestic trips to the countryside area, has now gone into second place out of the 4 categories of tourist and visitor attractions. Over recent years (since 2000) there has been a slight decrease from 24% (2000) to 22% (2003)....   [tags: Economics] 1043 words
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Thoughts After Watching Ancient Futures Learning from Ladakh and Planet in Peril - Spending my free time on the Internet or in front of a television are my main forms of learning. Even though I do learn a lot of new things on a daily basis from blogs and news hubs, I must say the best form of learning will always be in the classroom. After watching Ancient Futures Learning from Ladakh and Planet in Peril I learned that I am simply oblivious of what occurs in the world. It is incredible to have the opportunity in a few hours to see how other people live in so many different parts of the world....   [tags: Documentaries, Travel] 663 words
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Free Process Essays - How to Travel with a Small Child - How to Travel with a Small Child When you travel with a small child, a properly packed diaper bag is the key element to a successful journey. The necessities of young children are many, and a pre-prepared satchel containing all of the required paraphernalia is of fundamental importance. When the diaper bag is not well stocked, the minutes before leaving the house are spent snatching diapers, seizing bottles and formula, searching for pacifiers and scouring the playroom for favorite toys in a haphazard attempt to collect all of the essentials....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 689 words
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Black Holes: The Power Source for Future Space Travel? - Everyone knows that the spaceships in Star Trek that travel faster than the speed of light are mere science fiction. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, if an object reached the speed of light, its mass would be immediately transformed into energy. Currently our spaceships can not even reach mars in less than five years. Now, with modern theories of black holes, trips to other solar systems may be possible at nearly the speed of light. Black holes were only proven to exist within the last twenty-five years and were only really considered to exist for the last seventy-five years....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 2015 words
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Technology and Prevention of War Through Time Travel - Prevention of War Through Time Travel My name was Randy Elliot. I was born twenty-six years ago in 2003. I spent my childhood in a small town in Nevada. I joined the Marines right out of high school. About three years ago I was informed of and asked to join an elite group working for the United States Marine Corps and Federal Bureau of Investigation. We are identified as H-1. There are five other people in my team known as H-1. We have no individual names. We exist only as a team. We are the first, and most qualified, team working on Project Hillyer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1013 words
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“Ticking Away the Moments” - In the original time travel novel, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, the main character is sent on an extraordinary journey to the future. In this 800,000 year journey The Time Traveler, as he is known in the book, faces many new challenges and sees many new sights. Paralleling this fictional story, time travel is becoming a new focus of study. Time travel, a supported theory by many world-renowned physicists, is a widely debated topic in modern times. However, to fully understand this debate, a small lesson is needed....   [tags: Time Travel]
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Ibn Battuta’s Early Life - Ibn Battuta’s early life. Ibn Battuta known for his travels, the only medieval traveler known to have visited the lands of every Muslim ruler of his time. Ibn Battuta traveled for about 27 years. Ibn Battuta was born in February 25, 1304 In Tangier, Morocco. His religion was Islam, he was a Muslim. As a young man, he studied at a Sunni Malkili Madhihab, it was the dominant form of education in North Africa at that time. At a very young age, age of 21, Ibn Battuta set alone on a hajj, in other words pilgrimage to Mecca....   [tags: travel, mall, dangers] 806 words
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Travel to Bosnia - After driving for over two hours on a bus that stank of stale cigarettes and which had no bathroom, if one excluded the plastic bucket behind the driver’s seat, Tony Martin’s bladder was crying for relief. Some people who have quit smoking are so repulsed by the smell of cigarettes that they can get physically ill. Luckily he wasn’t one of them, because the vast majority of the men, women and children he’d met so far in Bosnia all smelled of cigarettes. He’d been a smoker himself earlier in life, but he never left the house without mints or breath spray....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 853 words
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Wormhole Is Best Bet for Time Machine - Time travel, is it possible. For now no, but wormholes could make it a reality. Wormholes are a much unknown part of the universe they have been theorized to be used for time travel based on Einstein’s theory of relativity, which states that any mass curves space time. If they are found to be used for time travel they could cut down the amount of time needed to get to another universe and would create great leaps in science. Furthermore, wormholes are the key to more advanced space travel and maybe even time travel....   [tags: Wormhole, Time Travel]
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Saint Bridit and African American Women Saints - One of my class mates traveles to Ireland every year. My class mate stated each time she visits Ireland that she gets a greater understanding of women in the early days. We both come from a baptist, penecostal and apstolic background, I would like to compare the roles of Saint Bridit and women in the church, the only black women preachers preached about in the baptist church was harriet tuckman. The other women talked about in church was Mary the mother of Jesus Christ. However Mary the mother of Jesus did increase my faith, however I know it was much knowledge to be gained concerning women....   [tags: travel, saints, African Americans,] 2167 words
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Maher Abu-Ali: An Extraordinary Person - Creepy Childhood Maher Abu Ali had a spine-chilling, spooky, hair-raising, bloodcurdling, and terrifying childhood. Sunday, March 10 1943 was the day it all started. It was in a city called Tulkarm in a country called Palestine. Why did he have a scary child hood you ask. Firstly, he was born in the middle of World War 2 secondly, his country was in the middle of a war and lastly, his city was the capital of Palestine so most of the Israel forces were attacking his city. Can you imagine how it would be growing up with the bombs....   [tags: trouble, education, culture, travel] 668 words
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Marco Polo- An Exploratory Essay - Many children, including myself, have once played the game Marco Polo. Although, I have always been curious, who exactly is Marco Polo. My fascination of Marco Polo warped into a fixation of his travels. Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year 1254. His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great nobleman council of Venice (Polo IV). According to his records, he had traveled thousands of miles with his father and uncle. Marco, Nicolo and Maffeo (known as the Polos) left Venice, and did not return for twenty-six years....   [tags: World Travel, Literature]
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A Commentary on the Travel Writing of Pierre Jean Grosley and Ramond de Carbonnières - A Commentary on the Travel Writing of Pierre Jean Grosley and Ramond de Carbonnières Each summer, for the past five years, I have traveled to Savary Island, B.C. to "repose my wearied spirit" on the mountains, the ocean, and especially on the absence of civilization and the regular amenities thereof. The island is divided: the western half submits to residents who wish for large homes and tennis courts while the eastern half (Indian Point) supports those who want to escape from those very things....   [tags: Traveling Literature Essays Papers Analysis]
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The Backstory of Lady Mary Pierrepont's Turkish Embassy Letter - ... One of the famous one was “The Turkish Embassy Letters”, she wrote this letter while she was traveling to the Ottoman court with her husband. Also, at this time woman were not published but it didn’t stop her from writing. Like the French “Precieuses”, she circulated her poetry to friends and was more interested in satire, wit, and sex than sentiment. She also was a journalism editor and published her own periodical “The Nonsense of Common Sense”. By writing her letters while traveling and using her personal and sentimental style, she engaged the style “travel writing narrative”....   [tags: smallpox, inoculation, travel] 529 words
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Seasonality of a Destination Brings More Tourists - ... 2.3. Impact of the seasonality In order to understand the nature of the seasonality one has to understand not only the origin but also the impact that this phenomenon has on the various aspects of the tourism sector. As argued in various papers as Baum (1999), Commons & Page (2001) with reference to the early work by Butler (1994), seasonal fluctuations of tourism flow has an influence on all activities of the supply side, such as income and investment decisions, marketing tactics, pricing, labor market and human resources, offered activities and available attractions, stakeholder involvement....   [tags: hotels, consumer, travel] 2418 words
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Current and Future Technological Advances in Sri Lanka: Under the sections of Travel, Home and Work - ... Nationally, 53 percent of households use their home computers for only 10 hours or less per week. In urban sector, about one fourth of housing units use their home computers over 25 hours per week and this percentage for the rural sector is 19 percent (Department of Census & Statistics, 2011). Among the teleworking items, computer get first place in work place and home and it most popular in developing way. But, can identify above data, teleworking facilities and ability of doing work only used urban sector in technological advances....   [tags: teleworking, developing country]
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Definitions of Tourism and Tourists - According to Smith (1988), an author of a specialist dictionary on tourism, the word ‘tourist’ was reportedly introduced in 1800 and the word ‘tourism’ in 1811. However, what exactly is tourism. Who are tourists. Regardless of the fact that both terms have now been part of the English language for over two centuries, there is still no universally acknowledged effective definition for either. For over many decades, researchers and practitioners have produced many precise definitions for both ‘tourist’ and ‘tourism’ but no definition of either term has become widely recognised....   [tags: Travel, Non-residents] 928 words
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Donnie Darko the Paranoid Schizophrenic - Donnie Darko is a teenager with a history of violence, and getting into trouble. He has issues with his family, and he get into fights easily with his parents, and siblings. One of the issues he has is because he tends to fall asleep in his bed, then wake up elsewhere out of his house, like a golf course, and the top of a mountain. His parents put Donnie into therapy for paranoid schizophrenia. At the beginning of the movie they find out he has stopped taking his medication for this disorder. One of the issues this disorder has on Donnie is that he believes a bunny watches him....   [tags: violence, time travel, hallucination]
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The City Shimla, The Most Beautiful in the World - India is a county of diversity, religions, and languages and in that large nation, a city named Shimla, located in northeast where Himalaya is located, holds the beauty of the world in it. It shows the series of white and bright snowy hills covered with pine trees, cold freezing air which gives goose bumps. Its key attraction is deep valleys where even echoes take time to come out. The “ Queen of Hill Stations” is my city, where air talks, hills drag, and trees dance. City shows its attraction, tradition, and affection to people....   [tags: India, Travel, Tourism] 761 words
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Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism - Introduction After examining different theories of organizational strategy we were able to apply each case to our company and work. We also learned that there are two dominant methodologies, categorized as planned/analytical and emergent approaches. These strategies provide much knowledge and advice as to how to improve our organization. However, it is important to remember that these theories are not perfect. They do not encompass every organizational situation and there are a lot of circumstantial assumptions made as well....   [tags: organizational strategy, goals]
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Human Factors in Long-Duration Spaceflight - A manned mission to Mars is an extremely dangerous excursion. Crewmembers can expect a six-month flight to the planet, one year of occupation, and a six-month travel back. During this period, numerous human factors challenges can complicate, and even ruin the entire mission. This paper will identify human factors challenges the crew will face, describe why they are so dangerous, and finally, identify ways to mitigate these challenges. The first challenge in a long-duration spaceflight is almost immediately apparent after lift-off, leaving the gravitational pull of Earth, and entering a micro gravity environment....   [tags: technology, space travel]
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