Tourism is a service and experience hence good destination characteristics are important to attract tourists. It is therefore important for tourists to consider factors such as language, budget, political stability, exchange rates and type of experience one wants. This helps one maximize the available resources to achieve successful travel since choosing a travel destination can be overwhelming.
The budget covers the expenses one will incur during the time of travel. It covers the food, accommodation, transport and other expenses incurred during the trip. Tourists, therefore, should be creative to reduce and maximize their resources. This can be achieved through research since many budget options exist nowadays on the internet. During peak season the cost of travel is more likely to be higher than the shoulder season. When one is coming up with the budget one should also consider the timing to determine whether it will be a high or low budget.
You should also consider allocating unforeseen expenses into the budget like getting your rental car towed. One of the guys at Auto Towing in San Francisco told me that they tow quite a bit of tourist because they’re not used to all the rules regarding parking, that a city like SF has.
The traveler needs to consider the experience they want. These experiences may include a beach holiday, shopping, nature experience or even attending specific festivals. If a traveler wants a beach experience, they should choose a destination with a beach.
Travelers require good communication for their travel to be a success. When visiting a non-English speaking country, it is important to use tour guides to help cope with language barriers.
Exchange rates for travel destinations mainly affect the budget. Countries that have weak exchange rates are more affordable. It is important to consider the currency purchasing power of you of destination on the basic expenses of travel such as food, transport, and accommodation.
Infrastructure is another aspect that travelers need to consider when choosing a travel destination. Nowadays people rely on the internet for communication. It is therefore important to have internet access to stay in touch with the family, friends or even colleagues. Transport is also important to consider under infrastructure. If there are sufficient transport facilities, accessibility is easier and cost-effective. This enhances the ability to explore the destination without digging deep into one’s pocket.
When choosing a travel destination it necessary to consider the political status of your travel destination. It is not advisable to visit a country with an ongoing war.
In the process of choosing a travel destination, it is advisable one consider these factors for a successful travel experience.
For another interesting read, see our article about vehicles impact on polution while traveling.