I recently had the opportunity to speak with Chris Ronneseth of Trek Holidays (see interview preview). He gave me an overview of my adventure trip. I want to explore the travel area early, not later …
1. How did you get into the adventurous travel industry?
I grew up focusing on travel. My father, Alan Roneses, founded his business in 1972 and was passionate about seeing the world in unusual ways and had the opportunity to travel to countries that were considered exotic at the time. By traveling on my own while in college, I became passionate about the world outside of North America. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing, I first went to New York and then to Toronto to tackle the technology boom in sales and marketing of the technology business. After learning sales skills in non-travel industries, through adventure-based training, he led a family-owned sales business in eastern Canada and is now part of a network of travel agencies supported in the east. .. Editing of Canada and the monthly adventure travel newsletter.
2. Which country did you travel to? Africa: Namibia, Southern 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
South America: Canada’s Arctic Circle, USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands,
Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
3. Share with us the best 3 travel memories you’ve ever had.
A. Peru-After watching the sunrise at the site, the last descent from Puerta del Sol to Machu Picchu on the famous Inca route. Visit:- https://cars4travel.com/en
NS. Travel through the Vietnamese countryside on a Vietnamese bike, come across a hidden, less-visited Buddhist monastery, and lead to a three-hour visit with a young monk who learns and understands the ways of others.
C. Namibia-Skydive at sunset on the coast of Swakopmund, where the Atlantic Ocean meets bright red dunes. One of the quietest moments in my life.
four. What is an adventurous journey? And how has it evolved over the last few decades?
Adventure travel meant a big adventure when the business was founded in the 70’s. It was a time when the hippie route was all the rage and buses traveled from London to Kathmandu and Asia. Today is about experiencing small groups and experiencing destinations, not just seeing. It is about participating in and understanding culture, history and customs so that you can bring this experience to your daily life as an affluence.
5.5. Who goes on an adventure trip and why? What are the ages, genders, nationalities and income levels of the people on your tour?
Adventurous travel is primarily about a passion for doing so. For this reason, travelers’ general purpose is to experience regardless of their life at home, which transcends age, gender, and income boundaries. But for us the biggest demographics and the biggest growth demographics are baby boomers who have experienced several traditional beach vacations and now have the time and disposable income to travel to more exotic destinations. Generation. Nationalities are mainly composed of English-speaking countries and are organized in numerical order. British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealander, American, continental European countries, Latin American countries, and sometimes Asian travelers.
We offer more than 120 countries around the world, usually almost anywhere. However, it does not currently include countries where travel is considered unsafe (Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.), but we expect this to happen in the coming years as the situation stabilizes.
7. What types of accommodation are offered?
In general, we offer everything from cheap 2-star accommodation to 6-star accommodation experiences in Africa, and everything in between. But what we all have in common is that we need to be clean, comfortable, central, and above all, have a personality that reflects our destination.
8. How do these tours work for individual travelers? Is there a travel companion search service? What if I want individual accommodation?
Our tours are designed with individual travelers in mind. In fact, 50% of our travelers come alone. We match people of the same sex, they prefer to share their age and avoid paying supplements. If you prefer your own room, you can do it on about 60% of the tours. Usually the most expensive, but reasonably priced.
9. How about your meal?
Depending on the trip, breakfast and dinner are usually included, but lunch is rare as many people prefer to go out in the afternoon and discover for themselves. However, meals are always included while traveling, in the countryside, or when there is no alternative. 10. What are the unique advantages of adventurous travel over other types of travel?
A sense of accomplishment, quality of experience, trips in small groups of only 10 people on average, friendships with people who share a passion for these types of trips, usually better than comparable bus trips.