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Intense, no chalets?

Greetings and Salutations,

In the tourism game you meet a huge number of people. Some are genuine tourists, others are business professionals and for the rest some are just traveling for want of nothing better to do. Finding out about the various destinations in any country takes a little traveling too. Now enter the travel writers and journalists. In both cases they are looking for information either to inform or interest readers. So some of it is "I would like to do that"' the other is how to make contact with the place you would "like to do that".

In the case of travel writers there is a lot of specific detail to be collected, collated and selected to give traveller the right stuff to make for an interesting holiday. It takes time and effort, interviews with product owners are essential. They also need to read through dozens of brochures, articles and maps. So it is intense. The intensity really goes up a couple of notches when they participate in an educational. Because here the writers and journalists are being driven, flown or shipped from one destination to the next. Eventually it can be very over whelming with all the information.

Recently, I had the pleasure enjoy the company of a well respected travel writer and she was chatting about one particular education that had a very tight schedule. They had gone from one lodge to the next, only spending a minimum amount of time at each one. So I commented: "that's intense!" and she replied "no in chalets!" and in the end we agreed that chalets were a better option for travel. More flexible and less equipment to pack and unpack. Viva la chalet.

Hasta la vista

The Knait Wrhydah

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