Report on Trends and Development in Tour Operation Management

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TOUR OPERATIONMANAGEMENT
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1...........................................................................................................................................1Covered in poster....................................................................................................................1TASK 2............................................................................................................................................12.1 Stages and timescales involved in developing holidays...................................................12.2 Suitability of different methods of contracting for different components of the holiday22.3 Calculation of selling price of a holiday...........................................................................4TASK 3............................................................................................................................................43.1 Planning decisions taken for the design of brochure........................................................43.2 Suitability of alternatives to a traditional brochure..........................................................63.3 Suitability of different methods of distribution used to sell a holiday package...............7TASK 4............................................................................................................................................94.1 Strategic decisions made by different types of tour operator...........................................94.2 Compare decisions that could be taken by a selected tour operator.................................9CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................11
INTRODUCTIONTour operation management can simplybedefined as those operations that are used bytour operators in order to provide holidays accommodation and services to users. A touroperators gathers tour and travel components so that they can make a package holiday (Robinsonand et.al., 2016). They effectivelyadvertise and producebrochures in order to promote theirservices, products or holiday packages. Theyalsoprovide travellers luxurious facilitiessuch asfine dining,travelling and many additional services . These areallfacilities and servicesthatmakes their holidaymoreenjoyable and entertaining. This is an important constituent in thetourism industry. There are severalfunctionsof tour operators.For examplethey work as agents,promoters ormarketthe image ofthedestinations. Theynot only supportthe tour packages,theyalso promotethedestinations who are responsible of creatingthebroad path and packagesbased on innovation. The present reportwhichis based on the tour operation management.Forexample3-Star WestCord Art hotel. In this project, effects of current or recent trends anddevelopment on the tour operators industries are explained. The stages and timescales that istaken in developing any holidays are also described here.TASK 1Covered in posterTASK 22.1Stages and timescales involved in developing holidaysMaking or developing plan of holidays is not an easy process. It consumes a lot of time asit is a lengthy process. Sometimes it takes a long period like to plan a overall holiday package.For example3-Star WestCord Art hotelhas stage such as:Initial Research:In order to create any holiday, it is very essential for understanding thestructure of market of the tourist destinations, competitors who are offering same goodsor services, preferences of consumers, etc. This all requires a lot of research as it is veryimportant to interpret what goods will be successful and what should be there prices(Kauppi and et. al., 2013).Tour Itinerary creation:After complete research, the next stage is to develop anaccurate itinerary that involves the decision-making of several things like what should be1
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