Drive tourism constitutes the dominant tourism market for most local, county and state destinations, particularly those in non-metropolitan, rural, coastal and inland settings. At the national, international and interstate levels, fly/drive (see under “F”) is an added, significant tourism behavior.”- Bruce Dickson, Tourism Development Solutions (TDS)Experience/Visitor Experience"Memorable occasion or interaction that engages people in a personal way and connects them with a place - the destination, its attractions, its qualities, way of life, people, stories, outlook, attitude and ideas."(Source: Tourism Tasmania and TDS)Fly/Drive tourism1. "A package tour concept that includes a minimum of round-trip or one-way air transportation and rental car at the destination. It can also involve FIT based travel arrangements made or planned independently by an intending visitor."(Source: Tourism Tasmania & TDS)2. "A Fully Independent Travel package that always includes air travel and a rental car and sometimes other travel."(Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation & Culture)Geotourism1. “Geotourism is ‘best practice’ tourism that sustains, or even enhances, the geographical character of a place, such as its culture, environment, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.”(Source: TIA & National Geographic Traveler)
Tourism Definitions (2)Glossary of tourism industry termsPrepared by Tourism Development Solutions (TDS) Listed in alphabetical orderDemographics (See also ‘Psychographics’)"Market and population measures such as - age, gender, income, education, race/ ethnicity, religion, marital status, household size and occupation."(Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture)Drive tourism (Road tourism) "Predominantly self-drive, but also service-provided, vehicular travel by road, involving a journey between single or multiple destinations and stopover locations - and able to be undertaken on a point to point, hub and spoke, looped or side trail basis.”- Bruce Dickson, Tourism Development Solutions (TDS) INSIGHTS: “Drive tourism can involve different levels of journey awareness, immersion and intention. While the movement alone ensures some level of sightseeing is intrinsic to the trip, at its best road tourism is also characterized by the journey itself - with its anticipated as well as surprise features (and its spontaneous events) becoming as important to the total travel experience as the destinations, dining and resting points the driving route will encompass. Special road tourism routes and options (including scenic byways and scenic routes/drives) are frequently officially designated by government. Themed and special interest trails - some fully interpreted and signed - are another growing area of tourism industry product development delivery." - Bruce Dickson, TDS(Related term) Self-drive market "Comprises any leisure holiday (or vacation) where the main mode of transport was some form of self-drive transportation consisting of two or more stopovers."(Source: Tourism Australia)INSIGHTS: “Understanding the movement of tourists within a destination has practical applications for destination management, product development, destination and attraction marketing, better strategic actions and superior drive tourism results.