December 22, 2011

All I want for Christmas is you


Christmas and Holiday Cards Pictures, Comments, Images, Graphics, Photos



December 12, 2011

Marrakech brochure

Greece Brochure

Málaga Brochure

December 07, 2011

December 06, 2011

December 05, 2011

December 01, 2011

New York brochure

November 30, 2011

Brochures

A brochure is a kind of leaflet advertisement. It plays an important role in the tourist industry as they have become one of the best ways of promoting a destination.
A brochure is a kind of leaflet advertisement . It plays an important role in the tourist industry as they have become one of the best ways of promoting a destination.

A good brochure includes the main attractions tourists will be interested in visiting and it must be attractive and eye-catching, with colourful pictures of the adverstised place and the different activities that people can do and enjoy over there. Geographical location, climate conditions, language etc can also be provided in order to help people prepare for their destination in advance.

The most common types of single-sheet brochures are the bi-fold (a single sheet printed on both sides and folded into halves) and the tri-fold (the same, but folded into thirds).
A bi-fold brochure results in four panels (two panels on each side), while a tri-fold results in six panels (three panels on each side).

Brochures are often printed using four colour process on thick gloss paper to give an impression of quality. Compared with a flyer or a handbill, a brochure usually uses higher-quality paper, more colour, and is folded.

Why don't you make a brochure in order to advertise a destination you choose ?

November 28, 2011

Places we have been to





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November 16, 2011

Job interviews (2)

November 14, 2011

Job interviews (1)

There is a lot you can do before, during and afterwards to help things go well.
When you attend an interview you are going to be asked about your educational background, work experience, skills, personal qualities etc and it will be your chance to convince your potential employer that you are the perfect candidate he or she is looking for. So, it is important to be well prepared and learn different tips and strategies that will help you succeed and get the job.

Before the interview

1. Take time to find out information about the company. Why? Because, you may be asked questions specifically related to the company and it may be easier for you to answer them if you have that information in advance.
2. As you are going to talk about yourself, about your work career etc...prepare it previously so later, you can do it in detail and accurately.Talk freely but try to be precise and concise.
3. Review typical questions you are most likely to be asked and think carefully about the answers. If you can anticipate obvious questions you can plan your answers and you will feel and sound more confident. (See link below about useful questions)
4. Make a list of questions you want to ask at the interview. If you are nervous and you will be, you may forget about them.
5. Dress formally. Don't wear casual clothes.If you look smart and well groomed it will mean that you are taking the interview seriously.
6. Check day, time and where it is. It could be awful if you went on the wrong day!
7. Arrive in good time. Try to be five or ten minutes earlier than your appointment time.
8. Just before the interview, focus your attention on your breathing, long slow deep breath should help calm down your butterflies!

During the interview

1. Good impressions are important.When you come into the room, the first impression you are going to make on the interviewer can be decisive for the rest of the interview. So, introduce yourself, shake hands firmly, and be friendly and polite. A smile to start with, can relax you and everyone else.
2. Try to stay relaxed, it´s difficult because you want to do well and be chosen for the post but you should be able to control yourself.
3. Pay atention to your body language. Body language can give the interviewer a lot of information about you. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer, don't slouch and don't fidget with your hair or jewellery!
4. Always tell the truth and be honest.This is a golden rule.
5. Be positive about youself.You might feel as if you were selling yourself. Don't worry, you are!. Remember, "sell your assets not your defects"
6. Avoid saying "yes" or "no" answers. Give reasons for your answers but go straight to the point and don't beat about the bush!
7. If you have questions to ask, this is the right moment to do it. Show that you are interested in the job.
8. Thank the interviewer for seeing you before you leave

After the interview

Learn from the interview. Be positive and if you don't get the job, think what and how you can improve the next time.


In your opinion, what are the most important points to bear in mind when attending a job interview? Leave your comments, please.

November 11, 2011

Cover Letter (2)

November 10, 2011

Cover letter (1)

The cover letter is your first opportunity to convince the employer that you are the perfect person for the post.

There are different ways and steps to write a cover letter:
Introduction
State how you learned of the post, and specify clearly the job you are applying for.
Personal information
Full name, age, main interests.
Education
Schools, Institutes, Colleges , University Degrees and Courses.
Work Experience
Identify post, enterprise, period of time , responsibilities.
References
If requested.


October 27, 2011

CVs and cover letters

Here you are some interesting sites about CVs and getting a job.
















Have a look at them and let's record some Dos and Don'ts to help people who are writing CVs and cover letters

October 24, 2011

Reading and understanding ads

October 20, 2011

Understanding advertisements

Aussie Getaways offers a diverse range of exhilarating experiences for adventurous travellers of all ages. We provide premium quality touring holidays, day tours,
accommodated guided tours, coach camping tours, 4WD adventure safaris, short breaks and specialist itineraries.
As a tour guide with Aussie Getaways, you will be responsible for leading up to 25 guests on day trips through the captivating Australian outback to deliver the
experience of a lifetime. Be instrumental in creating the magical experiences and service we are famous for.
Responsibilities include:
• Taking clients on the Crater Canyon day walk
• Engaging and involving customers in the outback experience
• Explaining the history, geography, culture and fauna of the outback
• Working with Aussie Getaways to plan new trips and improve services
• Organising accommodation and helping clients with transfers
• And much more
Requirements:
• Some guide experience is essential, though training will be provided
• 4WD experience essential
• All applicants must have a current Senior First Aid Certificate, LR Driver’s Licence and Police Clearance Certificate
• Applicants who speak foreign languages will be looked upon favourably
• Knowledge and passion for all things Australian are a must!

If you are a mature, highly motivated, organised, outgoing and adventurous person with excellent communication and leadership skills, we want to speak with you!

Source: http://www.careerfaqs.com.au/sample-job-advertisement/1331/Tour-guide-job-advertisement

Questions:
1) What job is being advertised?
-A tour guide.

2) What kind of applicant are they looking for?
-They’re looking for responsible for leading up to 25 guests on day trips through the captivating Australian outback to deliver the experience of a lifetime.
People with some guide experience is essential, and if speak foreign languages, will be looked upon favourably. Mature, highly motivated, organized, outgoing and
adventurous person. All applicants must have a current Senior First Aid Certificate, LR Driver’s Licence and Police Clearance Certificate.
Taking clients, Engaging and involving customers in the outback experience, explain the history, geography, culture and fauna of the outback, work with
Aussie Getaways to plan new trips and improve services, organice accommodation and help clients with transfers. Be instrumental in creating the magical experiences
and service we are famous for.

3) Where and whom should the letter be addressed to?
-The letter is for Philip Simons.

4) Some other important aspects of the job. Where is it? What the working conditions are and anything else refered to in the adverstisement?
-They provide premium quality touring holidays, day tours, accommodated guided tours, coach camping tours, 4WD adventure safaris, short breaks and specialist
itineraries.

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October 13, 2011

"A tiny white lie"

See what happens if you aren't honest enough.



What "tiny white lie" did the woman include in her CV?

October 09, 2011

Europass

"Opening doors to learning and working in Europe"

If you want to enrol in an education or training programme, look for a job or get experience abroad, it is important to be able to make your skills and competences clearly understood.

Europass is a new way to help you make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe.


They have also published a video to present the Europass documents.



Task to do: create your own Europass CV and Language passport

September 27, 2011

Fertility tourism?



Sun, sea and sand, food, festivals, cultural heritage... There are many reasons why foreign visitors have been coming to the Costa del Sol for decades. But these are not the only ones. In recent years a new attraction has joined the list: assisted reproduction. Every year around a thousand foreign women visit Malaga to undergo treatment in its fertility clinics.

According to data from the European Fertility Society, some 25,000 women travel to other countries every year for assisted reproduction treatment. Approximately a third of them, come to Spain, mainly to Madrid, Barcelona, Levante and the Costa del Sol.

The practice has become known as reproductive or fertility tourism (a term specialists are not fond of), and in some clinics the demand from abroad far exceeds that from local residents, reaching 70 per cent or 80 in some of them.

Spanish legislation (almost all techniques are permitted here, except commercial surrogacy and gender selection) and the growing prestige of the clinics are the main reasons behind the increasing numbers of foreign couples who turn to Malaga’s specialists to become parents.

They come from a wide range of countries: from Belgium, France, Norway or Germany and even Australia and the United States. However the majority are from the UK and, especially, Italy. In fact since the Berlusconi government banned the donation of both eggs and semen in 2004, the numbers of Italian visitors have increased. In the case of Britain, donation is permitted but a change in the law a couple of years ago meant that donor anonymity is no longer guaranteed. This has resulted in a fall in the number of receivers and especially voluntary donors and waiting lists are longer.

Carmen Calatayud, president of the National Association of Assisted Reproduction Clinics, states: “Although at first the main reason that brought foreigners to Spain for treatment was the Assisted Reproduction Law, which was much more progressive than in other countries, the quality of care, professionalism and good results from our centres have made the demand for treatment from foreigners increase”. The head of the Assisted Reproduction unit at Hospiten, Emilia Ocón, adds that “important infrastructure, hotel services and the climate combine to make Malaga the ideal place to come to for a few days for fertility treatment”.

The average cost of this type of treatment is around 5,000 euros. Nevertheless there seems to be no shortage of foreign couples prepared to pay the sum, plus their travel and accommodation costs. The success rate makes it worth it, the average is around 60 per cent, although this rises to 70 per cent in the case of donated eggs, the most effective and most common treatment among foreign patients, along with semen donation.

The majority of foreigners who come to Malaga for fertility treatment are heterosexual but there are also homosexuals and single women.

Carmen Calatayud points out that the women seeking treatment tend to be over 40 (the average age is 43) for egg donations and over 37 for other treatments. Patients over the age of 50 are not normally accepted, according to the recommendations of the Reproduction Commission.

Adapted from Sur in English

  1. How many different kinds of tourism can you think of?.
  2. What do you think are the main reasons why people travel ?.
  3. Would you choose a foreign destination for a fertility treatment?




May 12, 2011

May 09, 2011

May 05, 2011

The smallest hotels in the world


April 26, 2011

About hotels


For your next assignment, you have to choose one of the following options:
  • Imagine you are designing your own new two-or three-star hotel.

    Decide:
    1. Its location: beach, citycenter...
    2. The guests you are expecting: business people, families ...
    3. Facilities: 24-hour room service, air conditioning, minibar... tennis court, children's playground, restaurants, sauna, fitness center...

    By the way, what will it be called?
  • Use the internet to find information about places to stay.
    Get information about :
* The most expensive hotel you can find
* The smallest hotel
* The most unusual hotel
* The largest hotel
* The tallest hotel
* The coldest hotel
* The oldest hotel
* The ugliest hotel
* The most beautiful hotel

Don't forget to include pictures so that we can have a look at them!

Finally, share your descriptions and findings with us and post them here

April 11, 2011

Macdonald resort













On this page you can book hotels, holiday resorts, business venues.
Macdonald resort can offer you vacations in England or Spain. It is located in Malaga, Estepona and Marbella.
They have special offers for Macdonald clients. Through Macdonald resort you can travel alone or with your family, it has lots of entertainments for children as well as for adults.

Talking about holidays

An assignment for them concerning their favourite holiday. They had to include the following information:
Destination
Duration
Kind of holiday
Means of transport
Activities
Value for money




Background music from Jamendo

April 07, 2011

Geobeats



On this page you can find different tourist destinations .You can watch videos that show us the best places to see, eat and stay around the world.
It's really interesting!

April 04, 2011

About Egypt


This site is about Egypt. It has lots of information about routes and places to visit.

You will find things to do, sights to see, information about its capital, El Cairo , its currency and many more...

March 24, 2011

Itinerary to Australia

About Bali


This page is very useful for you because you cand find a lot of information about Bali. There is also information about interesting places to see.

Spain Dreams


This page is a very practical guide for visitors who want to get to know our country. It also gives us information on accommodation in Spain: hotels, apartments, cottages.. I find it quite useful and interesting.

Scandinavia itinerary

Norwegian sun


This page seems to me very interesting because it organizes cruises tours in Alaska, Mexican
Rivera and Bermudas among some other destinations.

Learn English in Australia

On this page we can see English courses in Australia.This is the perfect place to learn or improve your English, meet people and to get to know other cultures.You can also get empoyment opportunities.I recommend this page without hesitation.

Worldwide resources



I highly recommend you to check out the UNESCO oficial web site. You can be up to date about news, cultural events and information about every country all over the world. I found quite interesting the World Heritage section.

Would you like to go on a package holiday?




Images from ITE
Background music: Angels of hope by Roger Subirana from Jamendo

March 23, 2011

Travel Directory


  • An amazing site, with cheaps flights, travel guides, air travel, travel deals, world travel, online travel, and discount travel.
  • You will also find travel packages, travel tours, web directory, tour operators, travel flights and travel websites.
  • The online free directory, with links and free information of trips directory and tourism directory.

March 17, 2011

March 16, 2011

Studying and working abroad



On this website you can get information about courses to study and work abroad.
It´s very interesting because there are courses for all ages.

About Spain



It is a page with lots of information about different places in Spain; the main cities, destinations, the map of each province, tourist offices ...
You can see sports, monuments, historic gardens and a lot of interesting things.

March 14, 2011

World Travel Guide


This page has a lot of guides to a lot of different places. Here you will find a variety of information on many countries, from hotels and flights to information about climate and gastronomy.

India Itinerary

March 13, 2011

Jobs related to Tourism


On this page you will find jobs regarding tourism all over the world, jobs in travel agencies, travel consultants, different types of jobs on cruises and travel management jobs.
Just have a look at this page and choose the best one that suits you.

March 10, 2011

March 07, 2011

Survey at the airport



(By Tibor)

February 17, 2011

Russia

Different Destinations
Different Customs

February 14, 2011

February 10, 2011

Italy

Tourist Information

February 03, 2011

January 31, 2011

January 27, 2011

Introducing English and Tourism

Welcome to our blog!
We are students in our first year of a Vocational Travel Agency course at La Rosaleda High School in Málaga.
We love travelling and we are willing to learn things about tourism.
Our aims for this blog project are to learn English, show useful information about countries and tourism to anyone who visits our blog, get motivated to keep on learning, use it as a practical tool for our classes, and make a real nice project where all of us could post our work by making a great team together.
We hope you enjoy with English and Tourism!