We have been curating and planning architectural students tours over the past 2 decades and in this time the number of Architectural colleges have grown exponentially. It will be interesting to study the size of this market in terms of tours, competitors etc. We haven't come across this specific segment level analysis but we have many other learnings over time. In this blog we try to articulate the anatomy of an Architectural tour, its different stakeholders and the impact these have in the overall experience. Stakeholder 1 - The students Young and energetic and eager to explore, probably stepping out of the shadows of their parents and families for the first time. Their imagination of travel to a destination is derived from popular culture and Instagram. They don't know exactly what to expect but invariably these tours remain memorable for a long time. Stakeholder 2 - The faculties and the management A destination is picked and finalised with an agenda that adds value to th
We recently had the opportunity to organise a tour for the 7th semester students of Architecture from Manipal College. The group was travelling to Goa to case study students housing. We got on board as a travel consultant just a week before their scheduled arrival in Goa. Some of the larger campuses in Goa are Goa Institute of Management, designed by Ar.Brinda Somaya | https://www.gim.ac.in/ BITS Goa campus by Ar. Hafeez Contractor | https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/goa/ NIT Goa New Campus, still under construction | https://www.nitgoa.ac.in/ Within a week we had to get permissions to visit these campuses, plan the logistics and prepare a daily scheduling. 7 days may seem a lot of time to put this all together but we were under pressure because our scchedule was depended on these permissions and we were anxiously awaiting an affermative reply from the administrative department of these campuses. After all the students were traveling all the way to Goa only for these case studeis.