Tour Operations Management in Trailfinders Ltd : Assignment

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Tour Operations Management inTrailfinders Ltd
Table of ContentsIntroduction..................................................................................................................................4Task 1...............................................................................................................................................41.1 Analyze the effects of current and recent trends and developments on the tour operatorsindustry.........................................................................................................................................4Task 2...............................................................................................................................................52.1 Assess the stages and timescales involved in developing holidays.......................................52.2 Evaluate the suitability of different methods of contracting for different components of theholiday for example transport, hotels, attraction..........................................................................72.3 Calculate the selling price of a holiday per person from given information above...............7Task 3...............................................................................................................................................83.1 Evaluate the planning decisions taken for the design of a brochure for luxury holidays......83.2 Assess the suitability of alternatives to a traditional brochure for different types of touroperators and recommend the most appropriate for your tour package.......................................93.3 Evaluate the suitability of different methods of distribution used to sell a holiday fordifferent types of tour operator and recommend the most appropriate for a luxury tour package....................................................................................................................................................104.1 Evaluate the strategic decisions made by different types of tour operator..........................11AC 4.2 Compare the tactical decisions that could be taken by a selected tour operator indifferent situations......................................................................................................................12Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................12References......................................................................................................................................14
IntroductionEvery individual wants his travel experience to be a memorable one. Hence he does not want anymismanagement in it. Tour operators are thus here to attain the travel objectives of individualsand also act as boon for those who have a love for travelling (Shalmani, Javadi and Torabian,2014). They make travel related arrangements by taking budget, interest and needs of client intoconsideration. One such tour operator is Trailfinders Ltd which is a UK based Travel Companythat is there to offerunbeatable and award-winning service to the clients (Trail finders Ltd,2018). Focus of the report is thus on exploring therecent trends and developments in the touroperators industry and how it has impacted the overall working of Trail finders Ltd. This isfollowed by planning a holiday trip for students to Brussels and Brugge by preparing brochureand calculating the selling price of the same. A discussion has further been made on strategic andtactical decision made by the tour operators while carrying out the operations.Task 11.1 Analyze the effects of current and recent trends and developments on the tour operatorsindustryThere is a presence of many recent trends and developments that has put an impact on the overallworking of tour operators industry especially Trailfinders Ltd.Environmental awareness of tour operators – the present times are of global warming and hencethe earth is facing severalnatural disasters from time to time such as earthquakes, tsunamis,tornados etc. hence the tour operators likeTrailfinders Ltd are required to develop awarenessabout the eniovrnment so that packages can be formed accordingly. For example, it will not be agood idea to plan a package when volcanic eruptions are going on in a nation.Expansion of the cruise market- Studies have revealed thattour operator market growth hasmajorly been driven by cruises. The revenue from this segment in the year 2017 increased by16.8% (Hildebrandt, 2018). This area can further be explored byTrailfinders Ltd so as to earnincreased revenue and sales.Responsible tourism – The tour operators are further required to take responsible tourismpractices into account. This can be done by promoting growth within local economy i.e. byhiringresidents and using local produce. Energy-efficient equipment can also be used to run the
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