PRINCIPLES OF TOURISM IITour PackagesKate S. Magpoc
PACKAGED TOURare prepared/formulated for those tourists who wantto travel independently.the components of such tours are air travel, airtransfer, accommodation, travel documents,sightseeing, boat riding, entertainment, and othertravel services.however, in some cases, the tourists are free topurchase each single component separately.
PACKAGED TOURit may or may not be an ALL-INCLUSIVE TOUR.Tour Prices vary depending on the type of air travel,air transfer, accommodation, and is inclusive ofother tour components.
ESCORTED TOURit is an escorted tour when an agency includes theservices of a well-educated and trained tour manager inits package tour.they are meant for those travelers who are planning tovisit foreign country for the first time.escort’s responsibilities and duties are to providecomprehensive information and assistance to the group,at the origin, enroute and the destination place.the excursion tours are the examples of escorted tours.
HOSTED TOURa hosted tour means when an agency utilizes theservices of another agency at a particular destination.a hosted tour provides the tourists maximum level ofpre-arranged and personalized services.
INCENTIVES TRAVEL/TOURSit is a motivational program or a fully paid holiday whichis given to the employees by the enterprises as reward.mostly, in medium and large scale companies andusually to distant destinations to spur them inmaintaining their track record, to increase output,improve image and moreover to earn the long periodloyalty of the employees.there are a number of other packages offered by a tourcompany such as a custom tour an excursion tour, anadventure, and special interest package tours.
FREEDOM TOURSfreedom tours are becoming very popular these days amongthe working class.these tours are designed as per the choice of tourists.the tourists are free to choose and plan how they want totravel and enjoy their holidays.this type of tour is meant for that kind of people who like todecide how, when, and where to travel.these tourist may be an individual, family, group holiday forfamilies and group travel for business.