Our friends at Travel Market Report recently wrote an article on niche travel tours, about how there are increasingly more options for travelers who have specific interests or things they’d like to experience on vacation. Gondwana Ecotours travel itineraries are designed for travelers who have wildlife and sustainability in mind.
Our tours to bucket list destinations maintain an environmental and cultural focus while providing the vacation of a lifetime. Our niche ecotours take you to Alaskan National Park to observe bears feasting at the salmon run, to visit endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, see the Northern Lights, or witness the spectacle of the Great Migration on Safari in Tanzania.
Here is the interview we did with Travel Market Report:
“The pandemic put the entire tour industry on hold and customer interest and behavior have all changed during what can only be described as a rebound,” says Eric Segalstad, Vice President of Gondwana Ecotours.
As such, new niches were created—last-minute touring and bucket list trips.
“Last summer guests were eagerly booking and traveling within the United States,” says Segalstad. “Where travelers in the past would often book our multi-day tours months in advance, many reached out asking to travel ‘next week.’”
Demand for domestic travel continues this year, says Segalstad. “We’ve seen a surging interest for bucket-list tours such as seeing the Northern Lights, safely experiencing grizzly bears up close, and being awed by Denali by train, foot, and on scenic flights.”
And, he says, international destinations are also on the radar. “We have sold-out safaris coming up this winter where our guests get to witness the Great Migration in Tanzania and increased demand from our travelers who wish to check off Argentina’s Patagonia and Mendoza from their bucket lists as well.”
You can check out the rest of the piece here!