The Future of VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives) Travel

I recently attended a lecture given by Elisa Backer of Ballarat University presenting on VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives) travel as part of Victoria University of Wellington Tourism Futures Series.

Don’t Panic Mr Mannering!

It has being the widely accepted view amongst governments and health agencies that it was only a matter of time before another flu pandemic. The world has faced similar situations in 1919, 1954 and 1968 so another one is due soon.

Would you have sex with a robot?

This is the proposition that David Levy puts forward in his new book Love + Sex with Robots. In the early 21st century the idea of sex with a robot is regarded by many people as outlandish, outrageous, and even perverted but attitudes are changing making the idea interesting.

Consumer Kids and Tourism

Opinions differ on culture of consumption and children, whether they should be viewed as competent or as victim. Some would argue that due to their early exposure on advertising they are already marketing savvy and thus easily developing their own coping strategies.

Why The Future Is Four Legs Not Two: The Potential For Pet Tourism

The future of human tourism doesn't seem to be that good, with IATA forecasting global air travel will fall by 5.7% in 2009 including premium travel falling by 12%. The IMF has warned that the UK economy will shrink by 3.

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