Adventure Travel research survey

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1. Posted by samhopps1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone!

I hope you're all keeping safe, and not going too crazy waiting to get out into the world again!

I'm conducting some research, and would really like to find some UK based people that would be willing to have a short (20-30mins) phone call with me, so I can ask them some questions. This is for a really cool project that I'm working on, so I'm really excited to learn from everyones experiences!

Would love to get as many thoughts and opinions as possible, please let me know if you can help

Thanks :)

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1994 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I should add a moderator's note since people keep flagging this as breaking the forum rules.

It's a borderline case. The rules say no survey links, and ask people to ask their question in the thread. This time they're being asked to engage with the OP directly, so I thought I would leave it to individuals to decide whether they want to do that.

Sam you may get an improved response rate if you fill out your profile so people get an impression that you're genuine.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-May-2020, 06:04 GMT by AndyF ]

3. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 458 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Also, telling us more about that "really cool project" you are working on. People's attitude towards it may depend on whether it is, for example, a university research project or, for example, marketing research for a tour company.

4. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 458 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

P.S. Good decision, Andy.

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1994 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

With a phone/skype interview the OP is committing as much of his own time as he is asking of others in total, so I figure this adds weight to his case. I think much of the reason for banning survey links is that they indiscriminately ask for our time, and we'd get many of them. This is a little different so I don't want to dismiss it out of hand, but yes Kathrin I too would be interested to know more about the cool project before becoming interested in participating.

6. Posted by Vic_IV (Respected Member 109 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Sam you may get an improved response rate if you fill out your profile so people get an impression that you're genuine.

I agree with Andy.
There have been so many first-time posters of late. They only seem willing to get/gain something urgently without even bothering to create their own profile/travel blogs to become real members. Consumer society, I call it...

7. Posted by samhopps1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hello all,

Thanks for coming back to me, and apologies for not creating a profile on here- it's on my to-do list today!

So of course, I'd love to tell you all about the project, but that could have an impact on any answers to the interview questions :) So I've got to be really vague here, unfortunately!

Essentially, I'm building a brand in the adventure travel sector, which I think will solve a lot of the problems that people face. My vision is to get more people out into the world in a sustainable way, and I feel that for many people, dream trips are just that- dreams. My dad is 58 and has never left the country- I want to learn from a solid community of travellers, what makes you tick, and whats good and bad about the adventure industry right now.

Unfortunately it's just me working on this idea so I'd rather speak to people properly and learn through conversation.

Appreciate the input so far! I hope to hear from some of you (also from any newbies!)

All the best
Sam

8. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1447 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thank you for the reply Sam. Many folks post questions or requests and then disappear. It's refreshing to get an answer.

I can sympathize a little with your father. My mother hated to travel. She did a little but only by car and only after much persuasion. She was just more comfortable at home and we learned to respect that. Some folks just don't like to move out of their bubble and that's okay as long as they don't expect the rest of us to do the same. I know she worried about me but she never tried to stop my traveling. Sounds like your father might be much the same.