Monday, 4 April 2016

Passion for Travel -!-

It is interesting to understand what motivated Mr Christopher Columbus, Mr Vasco da Gama, Mr Marco Polo and many others to take out their ship with many other brave unknown sailors to measure the ocean and discover new routes and lands. I guess the primary motivation for all these explorers were discovering new places. These guys were not excited by cheap airfares or holiday packages. To be very honest, another motivation was definitely bourgeoisie driven. This would not have been possible without their passion for travel. The passion for travel and the motivation to find new destination combined could be their driving force. Let’s now ride the time machine and come back to the present. What could be the motivation factor for Mr Bear Grills to travel the unexplored destinations and live as close to the nature as possible? What I understand from them is that if you have the passion for a certain activity, then you do not look for the deal. Had Mr Amerigo Vespucci not discovered that Brazil or West Indies is not the parts of Asia, then we would have been designing our package maybe quite differently or probably Brazil would not be playing for Copa America Cup.

I have become a travel consultant to design travel packages for the passionate travelers. That however does not mean that the packages are expensive. It means that while recommending or deciding on the destination, price should not come first. Your likes, passion and reason to visit a destination should be the only criteria. Once destination is finalized, the best price is provided so that it becomes a cheap holiday package to destination of a client’s ‘choice.  Say, the if the client comes to me and says that he wants thrill and excitement in his package. He is traveling with children who are very attracted to Animals, I would recommend Hong Kong with a trip to the Ocean park if the pax traveling from Asia or Australia. From these places he would also get cheap air tickets to Hong Kong.

There are clients who want exotic nightlife during their trip with a blend of amazing, adventure activities. I usually suggest them places in Thailand as Thailand is well connected from other parts of Asia and Australia. They have been provided hours of Dirt Biking in Pattaya to satisfy their adrenaline rush and then loads of absolute moments in the bars on the walking street in the evening.

A group of young architecture students wanted a tour a part of their course in planning & architecture. However, most of the students were on educational loans and could not afford too high prices. We made the group to travel to India (South Indian Temples and Forts of Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi.) Not just this, on their entire trip they were accompanies by a trained professor from different colleges of engineering who provided them guided tour in these places highlighting the architecture and constructional endeavors.

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