Adventure Travel

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George Oberle

George Oberle

Travel Marketer

George Oberle is a second generation travel industry veteran. He owned and operated two mid‐size travel agencies over a 20 year period. He was a webmaster and SEO specialist at a large regional travel agency for five years. In 2011 he created and coordinated the Travel Blog Project which guided 230 travel agents through a 100 day online marketing effort encompassing blogging, social media and search engine optimization for websites. George started the LinkedIn group Travel Content Marketers. He is now a Silicon Valley based webmaster and entrepreneur.

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The Experiential Travel Trend!


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Travel Unscripted

The economy is on the mend, the baby boomers are entering retirement and the millennial generation is now in their 30’s with more earning power. These factors and other societal trends spell greater demand for experiential travel. Experiential travel can be loosely defined as unscripted interaction with local inhabitants in genuine, non-touristy environments. This is in contrast to past travel trends that focused on groups of tourists viewing shows put on by performers.

The travel industry has responded offering genuine experiences and new touring features and amenities. Travel packagers like G-Adventures and others are offering more exotic destinations in real life settings than ever before. From Southeast Asia to Brazil, Costa Rica and across the pond to Croatia and Montenegro and of course Africa, the Experiential Travel Trend is growing.
 
Giants Causeway Northern Ireland
 
While you have always been able to go off the beaten track, travel operators are providing the opportunity to create your own custom adventures too. Imagine if you practice Yoga at home and would like your India vacation to include visits to a local Yoga studio in Mumbai. You get to improve your downward dog by practicing and learning from a local Indian Yogi! What if your Indian holiday also included a night at a desert oasis like Oasis Camp Sam in the Great Indian Desert. They provide an authentic desert oasis experience complete with a Sultan and traditional dances. You will feel like you are back in Biblical times. How cool is that?
 
Oasis Camp Sam India Dance Area
 
Consider how cool it would be to help prepare and share a meal with a local chef to get a more genuine idea of what it’s like to live in that country. Take a look at Classic Journeys for travel foodie Packages to Europe and beyond.
 
Culinary Travel Foodies
 
Bottom line: The travel industry is changing along with people’s tastes and preferences. This has opened up an entirely new world of travel experiences. Travel people are some of the most creative entrepreneurs around. I’m looking forward to all the new experiences they are creating. . .just for me.

Enjoy the Journey!
 

Author

George Oberle

George Oberle

Travel Marketer

George Oberle is a second generation travel industry veteran. He owned and operated two mid‐size travel agencies over a 20 year period. He was a webmaster and SEO specialist at a large regional travel agency for five years. In 2011 he created and coordinated the Travel Blog Project which guided 230 travel agents through a 100 day online marketing effort encompassing blogging, social media and search engine optimization for websites. George started the LinkedIn group Travel Content Marketers. He is now a Silicon Valley based webmaster and entrepreneur.

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