The different types of specialist tourism
The different types of specialist tourism
Adventure tourism is tourism which takes place in an unusual place and it is an exciting experience, this involves exploration of an area. This is different to the typical beach vacation for example going to bungee jumping or rock climbing would be classed as adventure tourism. Adventure tourism generally involves some form of physical activity and is when someone does something for the thrill. EXODUS (http://www.exodus.co.uk/ )
Exodus is part of TUI, is part of a larger company and it is integrated. The company specialises in providing adventure holidays including walking, biking, overland, snow and multi-activity as a packaged holidays which includes accommodation stay. EXPLORE( https://www.explore.co.uk/ )
Explore is a medium sized company and its independent. It specialises in offering adventure holidays, activities and experiences. It offers walking, trekking and cycling as part of the adventure tours. The latest brochure has a choice of 450 adventures to choose from KE Adventure travel (http://www.keadventure.com/ )
KE adventure is an independent adventure travel operator; it’s a big company which specialises in providing trekking, walking, climbing, mountain biking, winter sports etc. It also offers tours. One of the adventure holidays they offer is a walk to the Amalfi Coast, it’s an 8 day holidays with flight included. One of the adventure holidays they offer is to New Zealand. This tour includes exploring the snow caped mountains and roaming the colourful streets of Napier. Some of the adventure holidays they offer is to climb the North Africa’s highest peak in the winter conditions, to stand on top of the world’s highest active volcano ‘Cotopaxi’ and to climb the Aconcagua.
Cultural tourism consists of culture, lifestyle and religion. You could visit a country to see its culture or religion sect and see how the people live their lifestyles in those areas and the history, arts, architecture and religion helped them shape the way they led their lives. You could either travel for activities or experience the stories of the people who lived there in another era.
(http://www.audleytravel.com/holiday-types/culture-and-history.aspx.) Audley Travel is a medium and independent tour operator which specialises in tailor-made journeys for the discerning traveller; it offers holidays and tours around the world and luxury tours.
Martin Randall (http://www.martinrandall.com/tour-theme/history-tours/ ) Martin Randall is a small independent tour operator. It specialises in providing cultural holidays in the UK, Europe, Middle East, India, China, Japan and the Americas. It provides a selection of cultural group tours ranging from archaeology to music tours. Wild Frontiers Travel ( http://www.wildfrontierstravel.com ) Wild Frontiers travel is a small and independent tour operator which provides and specialises in cultural tours and holidays, it offers city breaks and arts holidays. One of the tours they offer is the Machu Picchu, you arrive at the site by train then you will go on a bus journey which will take you on a sightseeing trip.
The guides ensure and make sure you are aware of the theories expounding the positioning and function of Machu Picchu One of the tours they offer is to the London Underground Railway, the tour is led by a journalist, novelist and historian and author of ‘Underground, over ground, a passenger’s history of the tube’. Also you visit the TFL headquarters at 55 Broadway by special arrangement. One of the tours they offer is to the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan; the tour consists of visiting the mosques and Madrasahs of Tashkent’s old city, shop in the colourful bazaar of Samarkand and a stay in some of the beautiful restored buildings.
Eco-tourism is made for conservative reasons and also to reduce the impact tourists have on the wildlife. This is when people travel to natural areas and will improve the well-being of the local people as well as observe the wildlife and gain experience. Eco-tourism is when you travel to a natural space and appreciate nature and protect the environment. You also learn the past and present of the destination. Imaginative Traveller ( http://www.imaginative-traveller.com/responsible-travel/) Imaginative traveller is a small and integrated tour operator which specialises in providing eco-friendly holidays.
They support ClimateCare and the Rainforest alliance.
Expressions Holiday http://www.expressionsholidays.co.uk/Authentic-Experiences/Eco-and-wildlife/Eco-tourism/ Expressions holidays are a medium and independent tour operator who specialise in providing eco-tourist and friendly holidays and enjoy the travel experience. Inntravel (http://www.inntravel.co.uk/holidays/community-tourism/how-our-holidays-work ) Inntravel is a small independent tour operator who specialise in offering eco-friendly holidays One of the tours they offer is to the Masai Heartlands; the holiday includes watching flamingo flocks make Lake Nakuru blush pink and experience tribal life with Masai warriors.
Also to visit the lake Naivasha in the great Rift valley. One of the tours they offer is to the Caribbean, providing stays in the most exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts in the Caribbean. The holiday is tailor-made. It offers the opportunity to glimpse the flavour and colour of local life. One of the tours they offer is to the splendours of Al-Andalus, the hotels are rated 4-5 stars and you also visit Seville’s Alcázar and Granada’s Alhambra.
Educational tourism is when you travel to a destination to gain knowledge and learn history about the country/city. This can be through a school where you have a trip to another country; the purpose of the visit is educational tourism as you are going there to either learn about the country’s history or culture. Also it can be when you travel to another country to study, for example if you are from China and you come over to the UK to study this is educational tourism also. NTS group (http://www.nstgroup.co.uk/ )
NTS group is a medium independent tour operator which has been providing and specialising in educational tours and trips which are tailor-made. Europe for schools (http://www.europe-for-schools.co.uk/tours-by-country/united-kingdom/ ) Europe for schools is a medium and independent tour operator which specialises in providing educational holidays and tours to Europe.
PGL is a big and integrated tour operator which specialises in providing educational activity courses, school trips, children activity holidays, summer camps and much more. It has centres in the UK, Spain and France. One of the tours they offer is a classics and ancients history school trip to Greece, it can be tailor-made from scratch to meet the requirements you wish. It gives the chance to visit some of the many temples of devotion to the gods. One of the tours they provide is categorised in counties, York, which is home to the longest medieval town walls in England and its history dates back to the Romans, offers the opportunity to visit Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minister, York Castle Museum, York Dungeon and lots of more places. One of the tours they provide is a challenge course which consists of challenges such as archery, climbing, zip wire, fencing etc.
Health tourism is when you travel for medical/health purposes this can be for dentistry, sex change, breast augmentation, heart surgery and many more. It is also known as medical tourism and is when you travel abroad in countries such as Hungary, Thailand, USA, etc. to seek medical help. The reasons for this practice are various, some travel because the treatment is not offered in their country and other because it is cheaper abroad. The Healthy Holiday Company (http://www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/ ) The healthy holiday company is a big integrated tour operator which provides and specialises in luxury health, fitness and detox retreats, it also offers a premium yoga holiday.
Wellbeing Escapes (https://www.wellbeingescapes.com/health-spa-holidays-html ) Wellbeing escapes is a medium independent tour operator which specialises in providing health tourism. It’s a big integrated tour operator which specialises in providing healthy holidays around the world, offering worldwide luxury wellness holidays and a great experience. One of the tours they offer is to a Columbia Beach resort; it is a luxury all-suites resort. They offer activities to keep everyone entertained. It also has a spa, perfect after a long busy day. One of the holidays they offer is a luxurious spa holidays, with dietary guidance treatments and more. One of the tours they offer is to an anti-aging program to the Ananda Rejuvenation which will relieve your senses with a traditional spa.
This includes activities such as camping, fishing, photography, hunting etc. This is tourism to natural attractions which are elements of the nature; this has various purposes such as sightseeing.
Visit Estonia is a medium and independent tour operator which specialises in providing nature tourism in Estonia.
Forest Holidays (http://www.forestholidays.co.uk/types-of-holiday/uk-nature-holidays ) Forest Holidays is a medium and integrated tour operates which specialises in providing nature holidays and gives you the chance to explore the forests. Wildlife and Nature holidays (http://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/wildlife-holidays ) Wildlife and Nature holiday is a small independent tour operator which specialises in providing wildlife and nature tourism and sightseeing. Tours that they may offer are to beaches, lakes, rivers, deep forests and many more for sightseeing. The Forest Holidays offers a Forest Ranger activities and real life forest adventures, night time expeditions on the hunt for nocturnal forest dwellers. One of the holidays they provide is safaris, tours, trips, sightseeing destinations and bear watching holidays.
Relating to a special interest
A special interest holiday is when you have an interest in something and you plan to do it, is a passion or just interest a person has for example someone could have a great passion for painting, and they might want to visit Barcelona to see Gaudi’s artwork. Holiday artists (http://www.holidayartists.com/painting.html Holiday artists is a small integrated tour operator which provides painting holidays, tuitions to places abroad for people who have a passion for painting with some of the best artists. Golf Breaks (http://www.golfbreaks.com/ )
Golf Breaks is a medium independent tour operator which specialises in providing gold holidays, including tours and luxury holidays. Grape Escapes (http://www.grapeescapes.net/ Grape Escapes is a medium independent tour operator which specialises in providing wine tasting tours across Europe. One of the holidays they offer is to Portugal, which is set in a private 13 acre ground and includes a beautiful garden, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
The tutor is Margaret Ruddy, owner of Quinta Artista. One of the holidays they offer is to the USA Saddlebrook gold resort, which includes 4 rounds of golf in a 7 night stay, choices from Saddlebrook course or Palmer Course. One of the holidays they offer is to France for Champagne tours. 7 nights’ room only at Saddlebrook Resort and 4 rounds of golf (Saddlebrook Course or Palmer Course)
7 nights’ room only at Saddlebrook Resort and 4 rounds of golf (Saddlebrook Course or Palmer Course) 7 nights’ room only at Saddlebrook Resort and 4 rounds of golf (Saddlebrook Course or Palmer Course)
Sports tourism is when you travel to see a sport live, for example when you go watch live football, the World Cup finals etc. Or when you go to a different country to play the sport this can be tennis, horse riding etc. GoLearnTo (http://www.golearnto.com )
GoLearnTo is a small independent tour operator which specialises in providing sports holidays.
Sports tours international
Sports tours international is a big integrated tour operator which specialises in providing sports holidays.
Kuoni is a medium independent tour operator which specialises in providing family sports holidays. One of the holidays they offer is surfing, to discover your adrenaline rush with an amazing range of surfing camps. One of the holidays it provides is Cycling in Belgium for the Ghent six day events, it provides transport facilities. One of the holidays it provides is to sports academies in Italy, to the new Luxury Caribbean resort and many more places.
Dark tourism is also known as disaster tourism which is when you visit a place where something disastrous such as a death or where people have suffered. Viator ( http://www.viator.com)
Viator a medium independent tour operator which specialises and provides tours for dark tourism. Andalucía (http://www.andalucia.com/travel/dark-tourism.htm ) Andalucía is a small independent tour operator which specialises in providing dark tourism holidays and to visit dark deeds and black moments of Andalucía.
Responsible Travel (http://www.responsibletravel.com
Responsible travel is medium integrated tour operator which specialises in providing dark tourism. One of the tours they offer is to concentration camps; they offer guided tours which explain the backgrounds of the places. One of the tours they offer is to Granada, where an openly gay writer was shot by a soldier in the village. One of the holidays they offer is to natural disaster sites such as hurricane, volcanoes, tsunamis etc.