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Games, quizzes and calculators

Here are a selection of tourism games and quizzes.  You can check how suitable you are to work in tourism, play the Better Business Game, or see how destinations are marketing themselves using online games to support them.

Interactive Quizzes for the Tourism-Curious
Go to http://www.go2hr.ca/Content.aspx?item=1441

Checklist for Starting a business
Owning a business is the dream of many people ... starting that business converts your dreams into reality. However, there is a gap between dreams and reality. Your dreams can only be achieved with careful planning. As an entrepreneur, you will need a plan to avoid pitfalls, to achieve your goals and to build a profitable business. This checklist is designed to help you get started. It has seven key components:
• Identify Your Reasons;
• Self Analysis;
• Personal Skills and Experience;
• Finding a Niche;
• Market Analysis;
• Planning Your Startup; and,
• Finances. 
Go to http://app1.sba.gov/survey/checklist/

One for the kids – Eco Kids
Auckland Regional Council environmental game for children
Go to http://www.ecokids.co.nz/

The Better Business Game
BT Group is a leading provider of communications solutions serving customers throughout the world.
Play the Better Business Game
Go to http://www.btplc.com/Societyandenvironment/Businessgame/

Manage an IT department
The Intelฎ IT Manager Game tests your entire skill set - people management, resource allocation, strategic analysis and planning. It also tests your courage under fire - can you stand up to the scrutiny of top management along with that of your peers in the industry? Will the decisions you make result in breathtaking profits or devastating losses? Will you enjoy the sweet taste of victory or the bitter agony of defeat? Are you destined for management glory or will you be the kid sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the bell to ring?
Go to http://www.intel.com/cd/corporate/europe/emea/eng/114556.htm

Mountain Quest - Online game by Switzerland Tourism
The game was inspired by the international year of the mountains 2002 declared by the UN, and allows you to test your knowledge about Switzerland. It may also help you improve your (virtual) mountain fitness. Go to

Safari Helicopters – Be a safari pilot
Safari Helicopters, the Big Kahuna of Helicopter Tours on Kauai and on the Big Island of Hawaii. Safari Helicopters is owned and operated by husband and wife team Preston and Grace Myers. This is an excellent example of how a tourism business is using their IT and multimedia resources to attract new business.
Go to http://www.safarihelicopters.com/

Sales Volume Breakeven Analysis
The breakeven analysis calculator is designed to demonstrate how many units of your product must be sold to make a profit. Hit "View Report" to see a detailed look at the profit generated at each sales volume level. Go to http://dinkytown.com/java/BreakEven.html 
Click here if you want to find more information about breakeven analysis in this toolkit.

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