The Growth of Tourism
As an industry, global tourism has outgrown many others in terms of year-on-year growth and has brought wealth and prosperity to many parts of the world. Earlier, it was only the first world population traveling to different parts of the world. Today, however, people from all parts of the world are traveling to discover and explore the different corners of the earth. As a leisure activity, tourism has gained popularity around the world and the number of people taking outstation vacations in India has grown significantly over the years.
In response to the growing demands of the tourists, travel and tourism agencies around the country have come up with a plethora of tour packages and online deals. On the upside, these packages allow you to enjoy your trip without having to go through the hassle of planning, scheduling and creating your own itinerary for the trip. However, they also have a drawback. While on a trip, you cannot visit a place or engage in an activity that is not on the agency's itinerary. You have to follow their schedule and plan your trip according to the timeline set out in the package.
The solution to this problem can be found in the form of tailor made or custom tours. Customized packages allow you to choose almost all elements of the trip yourself. Consequently, you are at liberty to decide the places you want to visit, the activities you want to engage in, your timings and even your mode of transportation. Custom tour packages allow you to design your vacation in accordance with the needs and preferences of your family and friends.
Some of the advantages of customized holiday packages are as follows:
- You're in control: People work hard to earn the money, and the vacation time, to take an outstation holiday. As such, when on a vacation, you should not be forced to do anything that you don't want to, or be deprived of any experience that you crave. Custom made holiday packages allow you to have your dream vacation every time you go on a trip. All your favorite destinations and activities can be woven together to design a holiday that is a perfect fit for your tastes. The kind of hotel you stay at, the type of vehicle you travel by and other such logistical details can also be finalized according to your preferences.
- Mix it up: Different people have different ideas about what constitutes an ideal vacation. While you might fancy rock-climbing, a leisurely cruise might be your partner's idea of the perfect getaway. If that is the case, a customized holiday package might just be the solution to all your problems. In a custom package, you can include activities that cater to everybody's preferences. This will ensure that every member of the party has a great time on the tour. This is particularly important if you are about to embark on a multi-generational family holiday with aged parents or young children, as they will most likely have divergent preferences in the realms of activities and sightseeing.
- Pace yourself: A holiday is not the place to feel stressed or harried. And yet that is often exactly what happens when you are on a group holiday and constantly feel rushed to run from one attraction to the other. Different people have their own pace at which they operate. A custom holiday allows you to plan outings and activities at your own leisure and determine the amount of break you want to take. This small change can exponentially enhance the pleasure you derive from a tour.