Chapter 4- Travel and tourism part 2

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  • 1. Tourist and Travel InformationTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 2. Information found on tourist brochures brief history of places of interest maps showing location walking routes to places of interests opening and closing hours information of major festivals celebratedTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 3. Categories of places of interest Ethnic sites and Parks and Nature Tourist Historical sites quarters Reserves Attractions Fort Canning Bukit Timah Chinatown Underwater world Battle Box Nature Reserve Little India Fort Siloso Sugei Buloh Jurong Birdpark Changi Chapel and Kampong Glam Chek Jawa Night Safari Museum Geylang Serai Kranji Battle Site Botanical Gardens Singapore Zoo Reflections at Joo Chiat Labrador Park Singapore Flyer Bukit ChanduTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 4. M.I.C.E Stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. Provides an important source of revenue for Singapore 2 main reasons for growth of MICE industry the need for organisations to share information ease of air travel (faster aircrafts and affordable prices)Tuesday, July 3, 12
  • 5. What is M.I.C.E? Meetings: involving a group of people gathering for a common purpose Incentives: Incentive travel awarded to motivate employees Conventions: Gathering of delegates to exchange ideas, views and information of mutual interest Exhibitions: Trade shows and fairsTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 6. Tour itinerary PlanningTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 7. Planning a tour itinerary 3 main factors to consider Timing Routing SuppliersTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 8. Timing Amount of time required to travel from one place to another Duration of the visit Starting and ending timeTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 9. Routing Direction of travel Order of visit for attractions Opening hours of attractions Convenient stops for toilet breaks and meals.Tuesday, July 3, 12
  • 10. Suppliers Transport operators Attractions operators Restaurant ownersTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 11. Guidelines for planning an itinerary Find out what the tourists want find out how many days the tour should run Match the activities to the personal profiles of the tourists Find out when the tour should start Schedule a general city tour on the first dayTuesday, July 3, 12
  • 12. Guidelines for planning an itinerary Plan a dramatic experience for the first and last day Keep the number of activities a day to a reasonable number Give your tour a broad variety of features Choose interesting routings Keep coach rides to a reasonable length Choose reliable suppliersTuesday, July 3, 12