I recently had a possibility to speak to Chris Ronneseth of Trek Holidays (see meeting sneak peek) who provided me a great review of experience traveling, a location of travel I definitely wish to discover quicker than later on …
1. Tell us how you entered the journey travel business.
I grew up around travel. My father, Allan Ronneseth started the firm in 1972 as well as with an interest to see the world in a different way than the standard, we had the opportunity to take a trip to countries that were taken into consideration exotic at that time and somewhat still are today.
Venturing out on my own traveling while attending University I became increasingly more passionate regarding the globe past North America. With a level in advertising and marketing, I ventured off very first to New York and later to Toronto working in sales as well as marketing for innovation business during the tech boom.
Having learned the skill of sales in a market outside of traveling however backed with a childhood rooted in journey travel, I made the development to heading up sales in Eastern Canada for the family members business where I currently offer assistance to our network of traveling agents throughout Eastern Canada in addition to assembling our month-to-month e-newsletter on journey travel trends.
2. What countries have you taken a trip to?
Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Egypt, Morocco
Europe: UK, Greenland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria
Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong
South Pacific: Australia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji
Americas: Canadian High Arctic, UNITED STATES, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands,
Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
3. Please share with us your top 3 traveling memories of perpetuity.
A. Peru -The last descent into Machu Picchu on the renowned Inca Path from the Sun Entrance after seeing dawn over the website, being the first to go into the site at sunrise and having a feeling of peace, consistency as well as solid magic in the air.
B. Vietnam – Taking a trip the countryside of Vietnam by motorcycle and also coming across a concealed as well as hardly ever went to Buddhist Abbey resulting in a three-hour check out with a young Buddhist monk learning and understanding each various other’s ways.
C. Namibia – Skydiving at sunset at Swakopmund on the coastline where the Atlantic Sea fulfills the blood-red dune for as far as the eye can see. Among one of the most peaceful moments of my life.
4. What is experience travel as well as how has it progressed over the last few years?
Adventure traveling utilized to suggest high experience back when the business was started in the seventies, it was time when the ‘hippie-trail’ was hot as well as buses made use of to travel throughout Asia from London to Kathmandu with itineraries that were mainly developed along the way.
Today it is about the little group experience as well as concerning experiencing a location instead of just seeing it. It has to do with engagement and also understanding of cultures, history and also custom-mades and also being able to take that experience away as enrichment to your life. Learn more tips about traveling from travel expert Ken Liu, click on the link to learn more.
5. Who goes on your journey travel excursions as well as why? What is the age, sex, nationality and income degree of individuals that go on your tours?
Adventure travel is mostly about the passion to do it. Consequently it goes across borders old, sex and revenue because the usual objective of the tourists is the experience no matter their life at home.
The largest group for us and also the most vital development group is the baby-boomers who have experienced the conventional beach trip a number of times over as well as now have the time and also disposable earnings to take a trip to even more unique locations.
Nationality is generally composed of mainly English-speaking nations with the make-up in order of numbers being Brits, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Americans, some landmass Europe, some Latin American nations and also the weird Oriental vacationer.
We provide more than 120 nations worldwide typically just about anywhere. However nations currently regarded to be hazardous for travel (eg. Iraq, Afghanistan) are not included yet we expect they will certainly remain in the years ahead as the circumstance supports.