Sustainable Tourism Competition

Early this week details of a sustainable tourism competition was posted on the Tourism Concern Facebook page and website. Students have to design their own responsible holiday. I am going to do this with my Year 9 students after half term and plan to have it form the main task of our Tourism unit.

The following information is taken from the tourism concern website …. (see here for site)

Explore! Competition: The Responsible Tourism Competition


In association with South Essex College and Tourism Concern

DESIGN YOUR IDEAL RESPONSIBLE HOLIDAY

Many people want to explore, but how can we do it without causing negative impacts socially, culturally, environmentally and economically?

PRIZES:

WINNING STUDENT (plus parent or guardian)

“ATLAS ADVENTURE” HOLIDAY in Morocco Courtesy of Explore Holidays
+ 1 free Tourism Concern membership

WINNING TEACHER (+ one companion)

50% OFF any ‘EXPLORE’ group holiday (Holidays can be chosen from www.explore.co.uk)
+ ONE FREE LECTURE and membership by Tourism Concern

ALL PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS/COLLEGES

Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Responsible Tourism + reduced Tourism Concern membership rate (£15 instead of £24)

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Design a responsible holiday itinerary for you and two parents/guardians to anywhere in the world. You have a limited budget of £1500 per person, and the holiday should last 8 days.
You must include the following:

  • Transport from your home and back
  • Daily schedule
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Transport while you’re at the destination

Then, explain why your itinerary is responsible in less than 1000 words.

Send your entry by July 8th 2011 to:
ANN BARKER
TRAVEL, TOURISM & RETAIL ACADEMY
SOUTH ESSEX COLLEGE
LUKER ROAD
SOUTHEND ON SEA
ESSEX
SS1 1ND

The winner will be the holiday that is the most responsible, imaginative and suitable for the whole family. The winning teacher is the teacher associated with the winning student.