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SLCO100 Learning and Communicating Online Assessment 2A


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The number of Australians traveling overseas each year is steadily increasing, as is the information available about the most popular holiday destinations. By adopting a simple credibility checklist of online travel information resources, travel can be planned with confidence based on trusted resources. Focusing on Greece, Japan and Italy this credibility checklist provides a simple method of analysis to ensure there are no "surprises" when stepping off the plane.
Greek Salad
11 Tips for Traveling in Greece

Acropolis, Athens 2014, whc.unesco.org, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/404>

Acropolis 2014, lonleyplanet.com, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/athens/sights/historic/acropolis>

Meteora 2014, whc.unesco.org, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/455>

Meteora 2014, lonleyplanet.com, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/sights/religious/meteora>

Archaeological Site of Delphi 2014, whc.unesco.org, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/393>

Greek Salad 2014, Mediterrasian, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://www.mediterrasian.com/delicious_recipes_greek_salad.htm>

Keftethes - Recipe for Greek Meatballs, about food, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://greekfood.about.com/od/meatappetizersmezethes/r/BakedKeftethes.htm>

Tzatziki - Cucumber Yogurt Dip, about food, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://greekfood.about.com/od/dipsspreadspures1/r/Tzatziki.htm>

Travel Tips: How to Score the Best Hotel Deals 2014, youtube, viewed 30 August 2014, <

Metzger, M 2007, 'Making sense of credibility on the web: models for evaluating online information and recommendations for future research', Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, vol. 58, no. 13, pp.2078-2091.
Found in Athens the Acropolis was an ancient citadel initially inhabited in Neolithic times (4000–3000 BC). The first temples were built in honor of the goddess Athena and in 510 BC the Delphic oracle declared that it should be the province of the gods (Acropolis 2014).
This area consists of the earliest monasteries which were built into and on top of huge pinnacles of rock (Meteora 2014). The monasteries are literally suspended in air and were built to provide a safe haven for monks during times of war (Meteora 2014).
Archaeological Site of Delphi
In ancient Greece this is were the oracle of Apollo spoke. Delphi in the sixth century B.C. was the religious center of the ancient Greek world (Archaeological Site of Delphi 2014).
The Peloponnese
Tzatziki is a tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic. It is served as a side dip with pita bread. It can also be served as a sauce for Souvlaki and as a condiment for meat and vegetables (Tzatziki - Cucumber Yogurt Dip 2014)
Keftethes are Greek meatballs and are often served as an entree or appetizes (Keftethes - Recipe for Greek Meatballs 2014).
Greek salad (horiatiki salata), is a salad with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green capsicum, feta cheese and kalamata olives (Greek Salad 2014).
Lonley Planet
Looking for great accommodation in Greece?
Try these handy sites -
Each site provides customer reviews and up to date information on accommodation.

Watch the video clip below for more travel accommodation sites!
Trip Advisor
Currency - Euro
Language - Greek
To ensure the credibility of each source, a checklist approach was used. Each source where possible was checked using this criteria; accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency and coverage (Metzger, M 2007). Each source was found to have a factorial approach and aimed to be an in-depth and informative tool for readers. Overall each source used was considered trusted as information presented was virtually error free, reflected information found on other online sources and listed authors found on the reference list appeared to be credible.

Along side the checklist criteria, a different approach called peer evaluation was used to evaluate the credibility of the source. This is a process which allows users to provide feedback about products or services such as accommodation through sites such as bookings.com. The more people who access the site and write reviews, the more users will view the accommodation and ultimately the source as credible (Metzger, M 2007).

Religion - Greek Orthodox
Currency - Yen
Religion - Shinto or Buddhism
Language - Japanese
The most famous and popular sites for tourists are Rome, Venice and Florence. Listed as the Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Italy by www.touropia.com are:
Other than some accommodation featuring a gym, and the long hours of walking to sight-see around the beautiful cities of Italy, the country offers marinas and ports for water sports, mountainous terrain for hiking, biking, walking and horseback riding. There are also many golf courses and other outdoor sports available throughout the country, no matter what season (www.italia.it/en/travel-ideas/sports-and-wellness).
Italian is the official language spoken by most of the local population (Wikitravel.org).
Italy is predominately Roman Catholic (Wikitravel.org).
There is a good variety of accommodations, from world-class hotels to family bed & breakfasts, there are also hostels but not many compared to other countries (Wikitravel.org).
Cuisine is different depending on what region of Italy you are in, each with specialties.
Pasta and olive oil are considered southern Italian food, while rice and butter are mainly considered northern Italian foods.
It can cost more to sit down and eat at a restaurant or even for coffee than if you get it to go; this is mainly due to steep council fees for seating (www.italia.it).

Don’t go past the Gelato – like sorbet or Ice cream, it is the best in the world (Wikitravel.org).
5: Pompeii, the ruins provide an exceptional look at life 2000 years ago.
4: Piazza del Campo, one of Europes greatest medieval squares situatied in Siena, Tuscany.
3: Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – Florence’s beautiful cathedral and city symbol
2: The Colosseum in Rome
1: Venice, the city of water, with canals, Italian architecture and its romantic charm.

Religion in Japan | Culture | Articles. 2014. Religion in Japan | Culture | Articles. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.facts-about-japan.com/modern-religion.html. [Accessed 03 September 2014].

About Japan — Japan National Tourism Organization. 2014. About Japan — Japan National Tourism Organization. [ONLINE] Available at: http://jnto.org.au/travellers/about-japan/. [Accessed 03 September 2014].

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Japan | Touropia. 2014. 10 Top Tourist Attractions in Japan | Touropia. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.touropia.com/tourist-attractions-in-japan/. [Accessed 03 September 2014].

100 Japanese Foods To Try Before You Die - Japan Talk. 2014. 100 Japanese Foods To Try Before You Die - Japan Talk. [ONLINE] Available at: http://members.japan-talk.com/japan/new/japanese-food-challenge. [Accessed 03 September 2014].

Where to eat in Tokyo, Japan & must try/"best" restaurants | Follow Me Foodie. 2014. Where to eat in Tokyo, Japan & must try/"best" restaurants | Follow Me Foodie. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.followmefoodie.com/2014/01/follow-me-foodie-to-tokyo-japan/. [Accessed 03 September 2014].

If you're after an authentic Japanese experience, than a Ryokan is your way to go. With over 58,000 to choose from, you are bound to find something to suit your budget
One step further and many Buddhist temples offer accommodation for pilgrims, at a low cost, these temples are the perfect sanctuary to a peaceful, serene Japan
And of course there is an abundance of western style big chain hotels on offer from budget to first class luxury.
Jigokudani Monkey Park

A famous hot springs national park. This valley is home to wild Snow Monkeys who sit in the hot springs to keep warm.
Tokyo Imperial Palace & Running Track
The home of the Emperor, the Imperial Palace is set on older castles and traditional japanese gardens incorporating design elements from different eras.
The palace also features a 5km running track for the jogging enthusiasts, it's been described as a must do.
Mount Fuji
Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 meters, the symmetrical coned volcano is one of Japan's most famous features. Some 200,000 people climb it each year
Also known as Street Food, Yatai offers a unique dining experience, commonly available at huge night markets, festivals and events
For those with a sweet tooth, Mochi is your answer to a traditional Japanese dessert experience. Ginza Akebono Mochi Shop is recommended as the best Mochi in town.
Japanese Sushi/Sashimi
Who can go past the traditional cuisine of Japan. The staple meal, sushi and sashimi are a must, and quality isn't hard to find

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Italy 2014, Touropia, viewed 25 August 2014, <http://www.touropia.com/tourist-attractions-in-italy/>

Italia 2014, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism; and the Office for Tourism Administration, viewed 25 August 2014, <http://www.italia.it/en.html>

Italy 2014, Wikitravel, viewed 25 August 2014, <http://wikitravel.org/en/Italy>


Cathedral-santa-maria_6801_600x450.jpg 2014, National Geographic, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/068/cache/cathedral-santa-maria_6801_600x450.jpg>

DSC_0502.jpg 2011, Walks of Italy, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://www.walksofitaly.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/DSC_0502.jpg>

Italian-cuisine-pasta-olive-oil-23737239.jpg 2012, Dreamstime, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/italian-cuisine-pasta-olive-oil-23737239.jpg>

Italy flag map 2014, Mapsof.net, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://mapsof.net/map/italy-flag-map>

Rome 2014, Destination360, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://www.destination360.com/europe/italy/rome>

Rome-downtown-accomodation.jpg 2014, Trip Advisor, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/04/57/dc/e9/rome-downtown-accomodation.jpg>

Stock photo the Colosseum in Rome Italy, 2014, Shutterstock, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/627841/627841,1289035722,7/stock-photo-the-colosseum-in-rome-italy-64478293.jpg>

Venice.jpg 2013, Tourist Destinations, viewed 30 August 2014, <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G_a04wkB0iY/UGd_jEhsh_I/AAAAAAAATJQ/C0vBVaMtBA8/s1600/venice.jpg>

As discussed, investigating overseas travel can be overwhelming. There is always trepidation when booking accommodation, trying food or touring any foreign country. Pitfalls such as misinformation and wrong bookings are common. However following credibility guidelines for online travel information resources, planning can be achieved with confidence. The information in this presentation has been sourced from credible sites, by applying Metzger (2007) criteria.
This Prezi is by Kaliesha Gennoe (Japan), Claire Leigh (Greece) and Melissa Holland (Italy).
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