The last space tourist was a woman. She is a successful business woman originating from Iran but living in the USA, she’s 30 and really good-looking! Read the article from the BBC written before she left, and see the video (without script)
“Lift-off for woman space tourist” from the BBC on September 18th
read her blog, with her impression in space
a video from the BBC presenting her as a role model (no script)
How Space Tourism Works (from How Stuff Works)
This site introduces the space tourism industry, citing its first tourist adventurers, along with the training and costs involved. It includes summaries of several commercial space travel projects and ideas, including space stations for corporate communities and a national contest to develop reusable launch vehicles for transporting the public into space.