Paul tells about the great walking, hiking, biking and kayaking adventures available in Scotland, how Wilderness Scotland has grown and has some great advice for anyone wanting to start an Adventure Travel Business or get in the industry.
First Exposure to the Outdoors
Well I guess like most most kids we spend a bit of time out camping and hiking.
I grew up a teenager in the southeast of England. So I really developed a love for the hills and the places that we have.
I probably was one of the early adopters of mountain bike biking but we really didn’t have any bikes that were designed for mountain biking.
We’d go ride on really heavy bikes that were clearly not designed for the trails, they weren’t designed for the road either but we’d have a blast anyway and it’s just a great way to get out into the countryside and explore and follow it.
Things we talked about
The thing that I would emphasize is within a travel there’s a whole range of careers. So most people usually associate with being a guide. Well I would say we’ve got people working in ship operations, and folks that really put everything together, and people working on the sales side and finance roles. Whatever your education might be or your background or experience you probably will find a role within adventure travel. It’s an amazing industry to work in. I’ve never met such a fantastic or more inspiring group of individuals. You know, whether that’s within our own company or people that we may work with. It’s just a very uplifting industry.
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