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The presenter walks into a travel agency and pays £300 for a package holiday. He then explores where the £300 goes. The travel agent receives £30 and £100 goes to the airline, who in turn have lots of costs to cover. The money the hotel receives is also examined. Students may be shocked to learn only £23 per person is spent by the hotel for their week's food. A pie chart is used at the end to display the information.
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First broadcast:
16 January 1995

Classroom Ideas

Could be used as a simple budgeting exercise, as an example of pie charts, or to stimulate wider discussion about costs in the travel industry. Can also be used to model Quality of Written Communication and problem solving questions. Extension opportunities might include a discussion of how these costs may have changed recently, ie increased security costs, increase of fuel costs and taxes and environmental considerations.