World Tourism Day - 27 September ✈️





“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller INTRODUCTION This week's 'CST Friendship Group' was 'Travel Plans', as 'World Tourism Day' is on 27th September. We did a round of introductions, stating what our favourite 'Staycation' would be in the UK, given the current travel restrictions.


We also asked what is members' favourite mode of transport, or the best journey they have ever undertaken.



We asked members to come prepared with a favourite holiday photo, or indeed an old passport photograph, to show the group - just for fun!




IDIOMS

As usual, we completed these phrases together ...

We are all of us in the same - BOAT


Let the train take the - STRAIN


Jump on the band - WAGON


Train of - THOUGHT


Put the brakes - ON


A bicycle built for - TWO


At a cross - ROADS


In the driver's - SEAT


Back seat - DRIVER


That ship has - SAILED


Travelling - LIGHT


Hit the road - JACK


Off the beaten - PATH


Get a move - ON


Whatever floats your - BOAT


All hands on - DECK


Put the cart before the - HORSE


Full - THROTTLE


Full steam - AHEAD


Like ships that pass in the - NIGHT


Middle of the -ROAD


My way or the - HIGHWAY


Fallen off the back of a - LORRY


Road - RAGE


These boots are make for - WALKING


King of the - ROAD


Planes, trains and - AUTOMOBILES





PICTURE & MUSIC QUIZ


(Give lots of clues and first names to help members out if stuck!)

(Encourage story telling and reminiscences.)




ROUND 1. SIGNS


What do these symbols signify?




1. You might look for one of these places to stay if backpacking?







2. You might look for one of these places if visiting a new town?







3. Think stately home







4. You might see this sign when visiting a Welsh castle







5. You might look for one of these signs if looking to have lunch







6. A sign you would look for if needing another kind of break







7. If you were sleeping under canvas, you might look for this sign







8. SONG. ‘Camp Granada’, Alan Sherman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFTOvO0utY


Name the holiday camp in the TV comedy series ‘Hi Di Hi’?






ROUND 2. NATURAL TOURIST DESTINATIONS




9. Whale Watching


What is the proper name for a killer whale?







10. Ice Hotel


Name some winter Olympic sports you might do on ice? 







11. Northern Lights


What is their proper name?







12. Great Barrier Reef


This is largely made of which substance?







13. Ayers Rock or Uluru


This is important to which native culture?






14. Grand Canyon


What is the name of the river which carved it?







15. Niagara Falls


What is the name of the boat that goes into the spray?







16. SONG. ‘Sailing’, Rod Stewart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUgcorjTDE


What do you call a two hulled yacht?






ROUND 3. TRAVEL




17. 'Death On The Nile'


Name the author?


Which actors are pictured here, from the 1978 film version?







18. 'Around The World In Eighty Days'


Name the author?


Name the main character?







19. 'Gulliver's Travels' (An abandoned Japanese tourist theme park is pictured here!)


Name the author?


What were the little people called?






20. 'The Time Machine' (Rod Taylor starred in the 1960 movie)


Name the author?


Name the futuristic civilisations at war?







21. Titanic


Where was it travelling to and from on its maiden and final voyage in April 1912?







22. Hindenburg Disaster 6th May 1937


Which gas resulted in the explosion?







23. 'Murder On The Orient Express'


Name the detective?


Who played him in the 2017 remake (on the left)?







24. SONG. 'Summer Holiday', Cliff Richard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxuapKdqIZw


Complete these Cliff Richard song titles?


- 'Devil *****'

- 'Miss You ******'

- 'We Don't Talk *** ****'

- 'Living ****'

- 'Mistletoe And *****'







ROUND 4. MY TOP 10 UK TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


Award a bonus point for every place I've missed that members can think of





25. Name the place?


What is the name of the holy island just off the coast, and who lives there?







26. Name the place?


Which TV thriller was filmed here?







27. Name the place?


What was it built inside?







28. Name the place?


Nearest guess. How long does it take to go round?







29. Name the place?


What is the highest mountain in the UK?







30. Name the place?


How did they bring supplies and catches up into the village from the harbour?







31. Name the place?


What priceless items are kept here?







32. Name the place?


Where did the 'Blue Stones' come from? (They weigh between 2-5 tons each, so discuss how they got them here!)







33. Name the place?


Are the baths hot or cold?







34. Name the place?


Where is this place twinned with?







35. SONG. '500 Miles', The Proclaimers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4Ib-7fJqY


Nearest guess: How many miles are there between Land's End and John O'Groats?







ROUND 5. MY TOP 10 WORLD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


Again, this round is a straightforward 'Name The Place'

Award a bonus point for every place I've missed that members can think of




36. Name the place?


Nearest guess. How long is it?







37. Name the place?


In which country is it?







38. Name the place?


Who used to fight here?







39. Name the place?


Who is sat on the bench?







40. Name the place?


In which city would you find it?








41. Name the place?


Why is she this colour?







42. Name the place?


Nearest guess. How many steps to the top?







43. Name the place?


What are the tourist boats called?







44. Name the place?


Who is the current Pope?







45. Name the place?


Which architect designed it?







46. SONG. 'Leaving On A Jet Plane', Peter, Paul & Mary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ8-wyIdssc


Who wrote this song?






ROUND 6. PEOPLE




47. Name the TV presenter of 'The Cruise'?







48. Name the TV presenter of 'Wish You Were Here'?







49. Name these TV presenters of the 'Holiday' programme?







50. Name this TV presenter of 'Around The World In 80 Days'?







51. Name this TV presenter of 'Great British Railways Journeys'?