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THE UK AS A DESTINATION. TASK 1 Firstly, there are so many ways of finding out information on a particular destination. Technology has developed to such a high degree that you can find almost everything there is on paper... on screen! The travel and tourism industry has also bloomed with development, therefore all its consumers need to have these various sources on a daily basis to target their information needed. I have described the relevant examples of the various reference materials available. Atlases: www.maps.google.co.uk This is a world map in which you can explore and zoom in on whichever destination desired. However it works best on UK destinations, and you will get a brilliant road map for anywhere in the UK. The 6th edition World Travel Atlas. This is a paper version atlas and is almost more useful and helpful than the Google maps. It contains a range of things from basic maps to weather maps and maps showing airports and it also shows available wildlife parks and theme parks worldwide! ...read more.


I am not sure of why but I will keep checking this website for anything different and then I will update this piece of work. www.visitscotland.com I highly recommend this site for any tourists visiting Scotland. It gives an option of selecting where you want to stay and therefore you will find which types of accommodation are available and how much that will cost. On the tabs you can find out what there is to see and do, get information on travel, holiday offers and about Scotland in general. www.discovernorthernireland.com Another helpful website with clear text in understandable form and with the information here you can find out about places to stay and pretty much all the same information as you can in the Scotland site. In fact you can also click on tabs to find out about our culture and history and also there is a link for maps and brochures which would come in handy for tourists. ...read more.


Again timetables are another easy to access piece of information as you can find them online: www.thetrainline.com www.nationalrail.co.uk www.nationalexpress.com www.translink.co.uk www.ferrybooker.com You will find a bus timetable at every main bus stop and you can also pick up handbag size timetables from all bus or train stations. Timetables are available for ferry, bus, train and coaches. Travel guides: These are available from all leading book stores and are always being updated with new maps and more modern information. They are useful for inbound and domestic tourists within the UK as the UK based travel guides are easy to find in the likes of Easons. A good travel guide should include: * Maps * Recommended Hotels * Recommended Restaurants * What to see and do * Tips and Advice Newspaper reports: Newspaper reports also contain some guidance for travelling within the UK but you are not guaranteed to find an article on travel and tourism in just any newspaper you pick up, so this is why I have decided this would be the least helpful source of information. ...read more.

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