Introduction to Travel and Tourism Better by the

Introduction to Travel and Tourism Better by the Bunch: The Tour Industry Today Chapter 6 Common Kinds of Tours

Escorted tours Hosted tours Independent and fly-drive tours

Hybrid tours City, site, and personal tours Other Kinds of Tours

Adventure tours Ecotourism Incentive trips Student tours Meet-and-greet services

The Tour Manager Coordinates all travel logistics Guides travelers through tours itinerary Offers fun and fascinating commentary while traveling and sightseeing Handles problems and emergencies Sometimes accompanies the group on the first and last days flights

Pros & Cons of Tour Managing Pros Lifestyle of great allure Excellent salary and benefits Real-world experiences Cons

Constant pressure and stress Living on the road Unstable work situations Tour Operators Businesses that put together tour packages by contracting with suppliers Generally belong to several associations

Why People Take Tours Time and money

Quest for knowledge Camaraderie Lack of options What Determines Price Where the tour is traveling When the tour is going Length of time of the travel components

How Tours Are Sold Packages offered to the public (public tours) Tours tailored for a preformed affinity group at a special price (charter tours) Through inbound or outbound operators

Careers in the Tour Industry Senior executives, directors, and managers Clerical support and reservationists Tour conductors, guides, and planners District sales managers Human resources/training specialists Drivers

Technological support

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