Inbound/Domestic and International Holiday Packages.
Package holidays, popularly known as a tour package or simply the word ‘tour’ in the travel and tourism industry, refer to a package tour escorted or not escorted by the tourist guide.
When we say tour package, it means a pre-arrangement, prepaid trip that combines two or more travel components like airfare, airport transfer, accommodation, and other services. Practically, defining the tour package concept is a complex one rather than understanding.
Holloway defines a tour package as “a total tourism product consisting of transportation from the market area to the destination, accommodation at the destination, and recreational activities promoted by the tourists.”
According to Gregorg “a tour package is advertised journey including specific features, arranged and promoted with tour literature by a tour operator and paid for in full by the tourists before starting the tour.”
Technically, a package tour/tour package is a total tourism product as it generally includes transport from the origin place to the destination, accommodation at an en route place or at the destination, and other recreational or travel services.
These components are purchased by an individual, firm, or company called the ‘tour operator‘. He combines all the travel components in a package and sells them at all-inclusive prices to the clients.