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“I have always been a big proponent of the work that travel advisors do”: Gillick talks agents, airports and more

Steve’s book is a wide-ranging look at travel, tourism and the industry itself, tackling everything from the traveller vs. tourist debate, to how to truly immerse yourself in a new destination, to practical tips. As reported yesterday in part 1 of the interview, Steve is a travel writer with 320+ articles to his name, a photographer, and since 2012 the founder and President of consultancy Talking Travel. His country count so far is 85, with 730+ destinations.

Here’s part 2 of the interview …

You have some great ideas in the book, backed by your own experiences, on how to immerse yourself in a destination and get the most out of your trip. Escorted tour companies have tried really hard in the past several years to include more immersive experiences on group tours, more time in destination, etc. Do you think we’ve seen the last of ‘if it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium’ type of group tours?

Yes and no.  The sheer…

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