What’s trending in niche travel tours. Travel Market Report by Laurie Wilson
There’s a niche tour and itinerary for every traveller: birdwatching, hiking, heritage, culinary, wine, photography, solo, female, architecture, cheese, wellness, bucket list, polar bears, even sloths. Here is a sampling of one of the most popular tours trending.
Say cheese! Cheese-centric tours are offered by Cheese Journeys, the brainchild of Anna Juhl. Travellers are immersed in the world of artisan cheese, on farms and in creameries of world renowned cheesemakers to gain insight into the cheese’s history, the importance of terroir and the process and the history of cheesemaking.
A popular experience takes travellers to Cheddar in Somerset, England (where Cheddar cheese originated in the 12th century.) They travel side-by-side with Jamie Montgomery, whose family’s namesake Montgomery Cheddar has been served by the British royal family for years; this trip is part of Cheese Journeys’ “British Cheese Odyssey.” Guests meet and learn from ten plus British cheese, beer, and cider producers and also stay at North Cadbury Court, the Montgomery family’s restored estate — with games of snooker in the parlour and dancing in the manor’s private disco.
Next year, Cheese Journeys debuts its Château de Courances and Paris trip, visiting the French countryside and City of Lights—with celebrated Madame Fromage.
This article first appeared in Travel Market Report