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India bans tiger tourism and Virgin Atlantic attempts to stop their cabin crew from using the word ‘mate’ – it is this week’s travel news!
Throughout the 1970’s, India developed many tiger reserve parks which aimed to protect the ever dwindling numbers of wild tigers. Tourists were also allowed to visit the parks which in turn provided the finance to do protect these beautiful animals. However the Indian government this week decided to ban tourists from these parks in order to try to boost the number of tigers. It remains to be seen whether this approach works in the long term, however from a purely selfish point of view, banning tiger tourism is a real shame for visitors wishing to see tigers in their nature habitat.
Anyone who visits Australia should expect to be called mate every now and again – that is unless you are a business flier on Virgin of course. Virgin Australia considers the word too informal for dealing with its business class passengers and is therefore sending some of its employees on etiquette courses. Australians and etiquette classes? Something just doesn’t sit right about that sentence….
Come on over to BTB next week for some more travel news!
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