Differences between tour operators and travel agents
Many people have a misconception about tour operators and travel agents. But tour operators and travel agencies are different and play very different roles in the tourism business. Compared to a factory, a tour operator is like a production department, and a travel agency is like a sales department…
The tour operator is the organizer and supplier of the package of tourist services. It is often referred to as a ground handling company. Continue reading
Best river cruises
River cruises are becoming more and more popular as people want new experiences. River cruises have the obvious advantage of always being able to see the land without any of the rocking that causes seasickness. Under other circumstances, the average tourist is unable to visit most river cruise destinations.
Many companies offer river cruises, however, they cannot use standard cruise ships. A river cruise usually involves a smaller ship and a more intimate setting. Continue reading
Which guide to choose
Since independent tourism among Russians is still in its infancy, it is not surprising that there are not so many quality guidebooks in Russian. In this case, foreign countries can come to our aid. Of course, in order to use a foreign language guide, you need to know, at least at the initial level, a foreign language. But after all, abroad, where you are going, it is also needed. And so, two Western guides can bring us real benefits for the implementation of our plans: Lonely Planet and Dorling Kindersley. Continue reading