Dr. Mathai Baker Fenn
Introduction to Talk Shop Tours
“Learning to see beyond the obvious.”
Talk Shop Tours (temporary name) is a tour company that is based on the Talk Shop Knowledge
Management principle that combines tourism with learning. While most travel and tours like other
life experiences have a learning component, Talk Shop Tours aim to maximize this component by
helping the tour participants look behind the obvious. All our tour products are built around a
narrative that is well researched. Talk Shop Tours cater to a whole range of market segments who
want a learning experience from their vacation. My inspiration comes from my own childhood when
our family vacations invariably included a trip to a historic site or a museum or a factory visit.
Who are these tours intended for?
The obvious segment is students from school to college levels. Talk Shop Tours intend to include
both FUN and LEARNING in study tours. Study tours may include a local level visit or it may
include a visit to a foreign country. Our tours can be structured as a course with instructional hours
and evaluations that meet your criteria.
The tours can also be a family experience that you will treasure forever. After going through
package tours and lists of places, a drawer full of poloroid pictures. Talk Shop tours offer
experiences that you will treasure. Experiences that are designed to bring you closer to other
cultures, to science and technology, to business. If as a family you value a learning experience
together then this is ideal for you. WWW.WalkRight.IN outlines a tour that is designed for NRKs
who would like to revisit their own roots. Explore your own home land in a way that even localites
haven't done. Learn about kerala's history, culture and literature.
How are they conducted?
Depending on the size of the group and finances available the tour can be custom made to provide
just the right kind of experiences for both Inbound and Outbound tours. A competent and trained
tour guide/narrator is included as an optional extra. If not the tour can be taken with the help of our
tour guide book. Invariably our tours always involve a degree of preparation guided through the
internet. The mode of transport can be coach, car or public transport. We also provide support to
backpackers and who would like to explore on their own. Opportunities also exist to meet and get to
know ordinary people in India.
What about costs?
While we do offer “package tours” based on fixed prices, we also operate on a cost plus basis. This
means that we can offer customised packages with all sorts of vendors offering all sorts of services
rather than be tied to our vendors only. Contact us for more details about our costs.
Whats the bottom line?
Talk Shop Tours offer tours that have been designed by a respected educationist to provide both fun
and a learning experience. Forget ticking off monuments and places on a list, get to know what lies