WHAT IS YOUTH TRAVEL IN SPAIN?
Youth Travel in Spain may be categorized as independent tours of short duration (less than 1 year) in Spain by the youth (15-30 yrs.). Youth Travel Programs are taken up owing to several factors – the wish to be acquainted with other cultures, createsingular experience& memories and for opportunities of learning from other countries, academic or professional.
Youth Travels are a combination of markets pertaining to youth, student and educational travel.
Youth Travel statistics indicate a meteoric rise in Youth travelling in the past decades. Traveling Youth tend to be technologically more innovative in travelling. Youth travelers are environmentally way more responsible than tourists of other age groups.
In spite of all the growth in the Youth Travel trends, space still remains for a lot more that can be done. So, Official Tourism Organizations, Governments and Youth Travel Companies like MOKSH OVERSEAS have the opportunity to be involved with the endeavor of International Youth Travel.
The youngsters are often the pioneers of innovative tourism as they are ready to take on new ventures, the less travelled path, making new connections. The youth traveling is changing the face of tourism by using Media and Social Networks for getting fresh ideas.
YOUTH TRAVELS IN SPAIN
The Youth in the age group of 18 – 21 years are on the verge of deciding their careers. In India, there is an alarming mind set of parents that allows very limited career options for their kids which becomes a burden for them, forever.
The Moksh Educational Tours and Travels in Spain, exclusively designed by Moksh Overseas, has the dimensions that make these excursions very productive to the youth. Through these Education Trips,they get a chance to understand their ambition, shape their career and most importantly, to get exposed to the world first hand.
Moksh Youth Travels are very different from normal Cultural Exchange Programs. Moksh Overseas Youth Travels are a combination of Educational and Travelling experience as they involve Linguistic studies providing a real overall cultural experience.
Culture and Language
Highlight of MOKSH Youth Travels in Spain, the Cultural Workshops are carefully planned events where the participants are subjected to intriguing activities which are a discovery of an alien culture in the most interesting way imaginable. Unlike run of the mill Cultural Exchange Programs abroad, there is no dependency on alignment of two Nations or two Educational Institutions. MOKSH Youth Travels in Spain Cultural Workshops include lectures, local excursions, interactions and other exercises.
It is rightly said that to understand the cultural pulse of a nation, one must get a fair idea of the language of that place. MOKSH Overseas arranges Language Courses for the participants of Youth Travels in Spain which are genuinely certified. These certifications not only grant deeper understanding of the culture (in comparison to normal Cultural Exchange Program) of the place, but also, add value to the Resume of the participants.
Impact of Youth Travel on Career
Research shows that teenagers and adults who Youth/Edu Travel tours had higher incomes than those who didn’t.
52% of the students who chose to take Educational trips reported that the trip influenced their career choice while 89% vouched that the experience had a positive impact on their education &/or career.
Also, 59% students recorded achieving better grades post travelling. And it is worth noting that while 57% of those who went on such tours went on to do PG, only 33% who didn’t take any such trip went for higher education.
And, 90% opined that their tour was engaging, inspiring and fun!
Why should you choose MOKSH Youth Travel Programs?
The MOKSH Youth International Travel is vital not only for the destinations but for the youngsters themselves. Let’s examine why travel is important for youth. A few of the effects that such International youth travel tours have on the youth are:
- MOKSH Youth Travels is a perfectly balanced way to get out of your comfort zone or bubble and have a healthy exposure to the world.
- MOKSH Youth Travel tours are the best way to build your confidence when you learn to survive in foreign conditions.
- MOKSH Youth Travel Programs invariably prove to be a cultural discovery, first hand.
- Traveling Youth also get prepared to work abroad as it is very common in this era of globalization to get employment overseas.
- More often than not, you get to learn one or more different languages during Moksh Youth International Travel which is always a great achievement.
- By all means, such Moksh Youth Travel Programs would enhance your Network which will be quite useful in the long run.
- Also, an Educational tour or student youth travel would definitely improve your Academic performance.
Factors determining Choice of Destination for Youth Travel
Detailed research has been carried out as to the major factors that drive the Youth across the world to choose a particular destination for travelling.
To begin with, factors like age, education,income, work, lifestyle, previous experiences, attitudes, perceptions and motivations affect travel decisions.
An important factor that plays a role is the Image of the Tourist destination affecting choice processes, evaluation & future intentions.
Travel well-being also has a major impact on the minds of the youth when they decide on a destination. The safety and security, of both guests and hosts, decide the popularity of a place as a tourist destination.
Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe and is the only European country to share a border with an African country (Morocco).
Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the 6thlargest in Europe and the 5thin the European Union.
Spain became the first Global Empire of the worldand the most powerful country in the world, having a rich cultural and linguistic entity that includes over 500 Million Hispanophones, making the Spanish Language the world’s 2nd most spoken native language, next only to Mandarin.
Visitors get to be in a Mediterranean climate i.e., hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The central plateau has a more continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. Rain generally falls mostly in spring and autumn.
What is Tourism like in Spain?
Tourism in Spain is the 3rd major contributor to the national economic life of the country, after the industrial and banking sector. Tourism in Spain contributes around 10-11% to Spain’s GDP.
As of 2017, Spain department of tourism has enhanced itself to be called as the world’s second biggest tourism spot with 82 million tourists.
Spain ranks among the 1st 136 countries in the biannual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, published by the World Economic Forum in 2017 in terms of famous tourist places in Spain.
The 3 major tourist cities in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia having a population of 3.2 million, 1.6 million and 0.8 million inhabitants.
Ministry of tourism Spain reveals Over 55 million tourists visit Spain every year and officially there are approximately 4.5 million foreign residents living in Spain.
Most popular Tourist Attractions in Spain:
Most popular Spanish tourism involves the following mainland coasts:
- Costa Brava
- Costa Del Mares me
- Costa Daurada
- Costa Blanca
- Costa del Azahar
- Costa Calida
- Costa De Almeria
- Costa Tropical
- Costa del Sol
- Costa de la Luz
The above mentioned coasts are both Spain tourist Attractions as well as summer residents. The city of Malaga is one among the popular tourist spots in Spain and is also frequented by cruise ships.
Both Balearic Island and Canary Island are most popular holiday destinations in Spain for both Spaniards and European. Most of its coastal islands also have great ecological and natural importance.
Cultural Tourism in Spain
Apart from marine life, Spain has a lot to offer, especially in terms of historical cities and towns. Most popular holiday destination in Spain includes Madrid and Barcelona and both of these have a matchless number of attractions to offer.
13 cities of Spain are declared as world heritage cities by UNESCO. As of 2016, Spain has 45 sites out of which 40 are cultural, 3 are natural and remaining 2 are determined by the organization’s selection criteria.
Spain is a mountainous country and is very well-known for its ski resorts located in different parts of country. Its ski resorts include the Pyrenees, the Sistema Central, Sistema lberico and Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Nevada is Spain popular tourist attraction, as its high peaks make skiing in the most southerly European destination. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at an elevation of 2800 meters (9,200ft).
In addition, Spain has a total of 15 national parks out of which 10 are on the mainland, 1 in the Balearic Islands and 4 are in the Canary Islands, with 3,142,148 visitors as of 2015.
It is crowded with the third largest volcano in the world which accounts for 3,718 meters above sea level (also the highest point in Spain).
On top of this, natural tourist attractions in Spain has 48 bio reserves, which covers an area of 5.5 million hectares, almost 11% of the country making Spain the world’s leader of such protected areas.
Art and Culture of Spain
Madrid is considered as the superior most city of Europe when concerned about art and museums. The most visited and recognized museums of Madrid are:
- Royal Palace of Madrid
- Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando
- National Archaeological Museum of Spain
- Museum of the Americas
- National Museum of Natural Sciences
- Liria Palace
- Naval Museum
- Spanish Air Force Museum
- Monastery of Las Descalzas Reales
- Museum of Lázaro Galdiano
- Royal Palace of El Pardo
- Railway Museum
- Museum Sorolla
- CaixaForum Madrid
Host Families in Spain
One of the major reasons that Spain tourism is a popular Youth Travel destination is the hospitality of the Host families in Spain.
For the Spaniards, it is a very important part of their life to have friends and socialize. They strongly believe that success and happiness depend on the social connections one makes.
When you move in with a Host Family, both parties – the Hosts & you – have expectations.
In a new country, your Host Family is your first and nearest friends. Initially, you remain as an observer and then you join in. You become a part of the family.
Being part of a family exposes you to a lot of the culture: food, daily habits and experiencing culture through their lives.
Another important factor is that during your Home stay with a Spanish family, you get practical experience of using the Spanish language practically which does wonders to your linguistic development.
Moksh Overseas is one of the Top Foreign Education Advisor in India, known ubiquitously for its honest, transparent modus operandi. Moksh is equally popular for the innovative and unique approach to any endeavor it takes up. Owing to the rich experience of almost a decade in the field of Foreign Education, Moksh is well versed in the art of blending Education and Travel and thereby, provide the youth in India, a memorable and productive Global Exposure.