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					Package holidays

What is a package holiday?
• A package must include at least two of the three component of a holiday. Broadly, there are:
1. transport 2. accommodation 3. other tourist service which compromises a significant proportion of the package

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Additionally, the package must extend over 24 hours or more, or include overnight accommodation.

TRUE OR FALSE? Use whiteboards
• On one side of the whiteboard
• Write TRUE • On the other • Write FALSE

• For each of the following scenarios show
• TRUE – it is a ‘package’ holiday • FALSE – it isn’t a package holiday!

TRUE OR FALSE? Use whiteboards
• Day trips which include entry into a State House and the bus ride there and back

False

TRUE OR FALSE? Use whiteboards
• Hiring out a canal boat, with the addition of providing bicycles, maps and further booking hotels

True

TRUE OR FALSE? Use whiteboards
• A skippered yacht over 3 days around the South coast (where the yacht belongs to you)

True

TRUE OR FALSE? Use whiteboards
• A fly / drive holiday to New Orleans

True

TRUE OR FALSE? Use whiteboards
• Providing accommodation on an over-night train

False

• Putting on a special Christmas entertainment package for all the guests at a hotel

False

Package holidays

Examples of package holidays
• putting on ‘murder mystery’ themed weekends at a country home

Examples of package holidays
• organising accommodation, flights and day trips to newlyweds

Examples of package holidays
• Hiring a canal boat, with the addition of providing bicycles, maps and further booking hotels

Examples of package holidays
• A skippered yacht tour

Examples of package holidays
• Fly / drive holidays

Teletext Fact file
• Teletext on ITV and Channel 4 has a weekly viewing figure of 23.5m. • Teletext holiday pages on ITV have a weekly viewing figure of 6.7m. • Teletext accounts for one in 10 package holidays sold in the UK.

• Those 1m people look at 7.6m Web pages a month.
• Teletext's holiday Web pages get more than 409,000 monthly visits, who look at 3.2m Web pages a month.

Your task….. Investigate the history of the package holiday.

Your evidence
• Provide 3 examples of early (1930 – 60’s) package holidays • Investigate 2 companies that offer package holidays – how much experience has the company? What do they offer? • Investigate 3 different examples of package holidays for 2008.

Some useful links
• http://www.portland-holidays.co.uk/
• Go to about portland link

• http://www.lastminute.com/site/help/about_us/abou t-us.html • http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/legal/aboutthomson.html

Some useful links
• http://www.history.uk.com/articles/index.php?archive=65 • http://www.hbosplc.com/media/pressreleases/articles/halifax/ 2004-05-31-HappyFifti.asp?section=Halifax • http://www.abtamembers.org/press/kit/history.htm • http://www.thomascook.com/content/about-us/thomas-cookhistory/thomas-cook-history.asp

Plenary…..
• Which package holiday companies have you investigated?
• Which package holiday destination have you investigated?

Homework
• To collect a package holiday brochure
• Ask at home…. Or friends • Go to travel agent in Dorking – Thomas Cook, Bond Travel, Kuoni….. • Order on line a brochure! (Need to do this today to get it for Friday!)


				
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