Hello...I am trying to brainstorm ideas having to do with travel to parlay into a business. I greatly enjoy travel planning and researching, and was wondering if there was any market for this service as opposed to a traditional travel agent. I was thinking something along the lines of developing itineraries, tips, restaurant suggestions, travel details such as train schedules, transportation connections, etc etc etc. I do this type of detailed research on my own trips, and bind it together to take with me and it is always very helpful.
Does anyone see a market for this? Something similar? What would be an appropriate way to charge for this type of service? Any advice or criticism is welcomed
#1. "RE: Travel related business" In response to Reply # 0
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#2. "RE: Travel related business" In response to Reply # 0
Instead of, or maybe in addition to, a service, you could look at travel-related products such as guides.
My suggestion would be to focus on something - or somewhere - very specific. For instance, you could start with a popular tourist destination and create a guide with everything from maps to restaurant reviews.
Another thought is a website with photographs and interesting stories that would give your visitors "virtual vacations" as well as a preview for those trying to decide on a locale for their vacation.
These ideas should also help you market any travel-related services since you would be "the author of..." or the publisher of the travel website, etc.
#3. "RE: Travel related business" In response to Reply # 2
That?s a really great idea but it might be very difficult to capture all the information required to establish a website with all that information. I do think it would be a hit, just a lot of work to set up a ?virtual vacation?. The other option is to think about a ?niche? travel information guide i.e. ski vacations, beach vacations, tour vacations etc. Start off a small and build from there.