From city breaks to far-flung adventure trips, many tourists today take for granted the ease with which one can book a package holiday or escorted tour. But when did this trend first begin? Here, Dave Richardson explores how a new breed of mass-market tourist emerged blinking into the sun in the middle of the last century...

With few exceptions, the trickle of British people who went on holiday abroad before the Second World War were looking for adventure or to better their minds, not to lie around on beaches. Foreign holidays were almost exclusively for the wealthy, starting when the aristocratic ‘grand tour’ of Europe became particularly fashionable in the 18th century. The hardships were many, but by the mid-19th century the coming of the railways made mass travel affordable. In 1841, Thomas Cook organised his first excursion, by train from Leicester to Loughborough. By 1855 he was leading tours to the continent and by 1866 to the United States, with his first round-the-world tour following in 1872. The focus of such excursions was usually on culture, adventure or health.


Student excursion is fast becoming a normal part of a child's education. Increasingly, schools around the world are incorporating educational trips into their academic calendar.
The general consensus shared by experts is that Student excursion helps to reinforce and expand on classroom learning. It can also help students build soft skills and expose them to new opportunities.
An excursion is usually a brief pleasure trip. It is an activity organized by the school during which students leave the school premises to engage in educational adventures. Schools are encouraged to adopt the practice of excursion because of its tendency to add reality to learning experiences which consequently enriches the courses of study and motivate both teachers and learners.


Travelling can be quite expensive if proper care is not taking to monitor and cut down avoidable cost. Making a travel budget is easy but sticking to the budget is tasking.
Below are so major tips on how to travel and ensure you stick to your low budget.


Avoid Travelling during high/peak season.

The first and most sure way to travel on a cheap budget is to go on your trip during the offseason.
Obviously, this will depend on your work schedule, but travelling in low season helps save a lot of unnecessary costs that arise from a hike in price due to the high demand during peak season. You can get a lot of discounts during low seasons not

Yankari was first opened to the public as a premier game reserve on 1 December 1962. The park was managed by the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Park Service. Yankari is now a Game Reserve, owned and managed by Bauchi State Government. Yankari is located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It is one of Nigeria’s landmark tourist locations. The Park is reputed to be the first of its kind in West Africa and attracts visitors/tourists from different parts of the world. 

Yankari Games Reserve is more or less the largest games reserve in Nigeria. It covers about 2,244 sq km of land and located nearly 225 km east of Jos city in Plateau State. Yankari is the most developed wildlife park in the country with over 250 species of flora and fauna. With over 550 elephant population among other fascinating animals and birds, the wildlife is best seen between November and May when they come to the Gaji River for a drink.


Tourism in Nigeria centres largely on cultural events, due to the country's ample amount of ethnic groups. However, the country is also blessed with several other natural attractions such as rain forests, savannah, waterfalls, to mention but a few. These attractions are spread throughout the various geopolitical zones within the country. One of these attractions within the north central is the Gurara falls.

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