Coming up with new and creative themed travel ideas is a great way to have fun and attract clients during your travel and tourism career. Themed travel experiences are extremely popular, and that includes space-themed vacations.
While space-themed travel won’t literally take people to the stars, it will give your customers a whole new perspective on the cosmos. Here are a few exciting space-themed travel ideas that are perfect for customers who want out-of-this world vacations.
Canada Offers Amazing Stargazing Opportunities for Astro-Tourists
Looking up at a clear sky and seeing tens of thousands of stars above you is awe-inspiring. Luckily, Canada is actually one of the best places for stargazing, with 19 of the world’s 36 dark sky preserves located right here. Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta and the Northwest Territories is the largest dark sky preserve in the world, and it celebrates with a Dark Sky Festival every August.
Not to be outdone, the more accessible Jasper National Park in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta happens to be the second largest dark sky preserve in the world, and also has its own Dark Sky Festival in October. The visitor centre even has telescopes on offer, and staff members are happy to suggest the best stargazing spots in the park!
The Kennedy Space Center Is Perfect for Family Friendly Space Adventures
The Kennedy Space Center is a must-see for anyone interested in space exploration, not least because it is where the first manned mission to the moon was launched. A museum and guided tour are great for understanding the amazing history of this place. Visitors can also explore the Rocket Garden where they can see the immense rockets from the legendary Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.
Perhaps most exciting of all, from observation areas visitors can watch actual rocket launches. If you’re looking to craft a family-friendly space-themed package after travel and tourism college, the Kennedy Space Center is definitely a great idea, especially since it can be combined with a trip to Disney World, which is only an hour away.
Craft an Unforgettable Eclipse Vacation After Your Travel and Tourism Courses
Solar eclipse tours are a great idea for once-in-a-lifetime tours that you can create after finishing your travel and tourism courses. For the upcoming solar eclipse (and for stargazing in general) the Atacama Desert in Chile is an excellent destination. It is the driest place on Earth, has almost no air pollution, and is perched at a high altitude, all of which make it perfect for gazing up at the sky. In July 2019, a total solar eclipse will occur right over the Atacama Desert, and the event is sure to draw both tourists and astronomers from around the world.
Even for tourists who miss the solar eclipse, however, the Atacama Desert is an all-round great space-themed destination. The world’s largest observatory—the ALMA Observatory—is there and it’s open for visits every Saturday and Sunday morning. Some hotels even offer clear-domed tents or rooms with glass ceilings so guests can sleep underneath the stars!
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