Innovative, Fun, Engaging Businesses in the Travel & Leisure Sector


With the recent purchase of Orbitz by global travel giant Expedia, many people are looking to find out what sorts of business opportunities are available in the travel and leisure sector. The sector has been long desirable for would be entrepreneurs, the allure of travel, and the idea of having fun at work is a concept that is too great for many to pass up.
Beyond blockbuster deals between global travel giants, there are many innovative businesses taking shape in our own back yard. London, and other cities around the world are experiencing a boom in the travel and leisure sector, at a time when people are travelling more than they ever have.
Food and Wine Tours
These food and wine tours are originally based off of the pub-crawl concept. When you visit a new city and sign up for a food and wine tour you are taken on a pre arranged route through top restaurants and bars. Each course brings a new taste of the city and a new wine pairing.

As far as businesses go they are low cost to start and cheap to operate. This makes them ideal businesses for someone to start up with a low cost of capital. If the tour is not sold out, then it does not run. It also makes for a great team building activity for work groups looking to get to know each other better.
Escape Rooms
Puzzles and games are on the rise in popularity. For a family on a vacation, or just in London for the weekend, heading over to the Escape Games in London, is a great way to spend an hour.
Participants will be challenged to work together, and use their collective skills and strengths to solve a mind bending puzzle. In exchange for completing the task in a period of 60 minutes, they will gain their freedom by opening the door out of the lock room. More information on bookings, corporate parties, and rates can be found at
While a little more capital intensive, what really makes an escape room a success is the level of creativity put into the scenarios. From there a variety of locks, keys, decoys, and innovative puzzles are yours to dream up.
Cruise Sales
As discussed on this site a year ago, there has been a huge trend in the selling of cruises and travel products through innovative new business opportunities. Becoming a cruise or travel sales agent is a great way to earn free trips in exchange for meeting certain sales targets.
There are a variety of different opportunities with different companies. All of them having different commission structures, and benefits. But overall they all offer the opportunity to travel, and get into business without too much capital investment.

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