IN Holiday, a simulation of a travel agency, pupils find suitable holidays for imaginary clients.
There are three resorts available in each of five countries: Prance, Spain, Italy, Greece and Austria. Some resorts are quiet and secluded, while other have good shopping centres and a great deal of nightlife. Travellers can set off from Glasgow, Edinburgh. Manchester or Luton airports, though many of the seats in the planes have already been claimed by other travel agencies.
Pupils can call up all the price information, and book individuals or parties for half board or full board as required. Going off season is, naturally, cheaper than going at the height of the summer.
The computer tots up the full cost of the booking and the teacher can increase the prices as inflation inevitably takes its course.
When the pupil's client has found a flight and a resort with acceptable paces, a booking can be made. A Display Bookings option allows the user to look at all the bookings which have been made, and to do a search for a particular reservation.
The excellent teacher's notes give several ideas for using this package in a holiday project - and I can vouch for its quality.