Business Idea Center: Travel

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Adventure Clubs

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Help introduce others to your favorite extreme activities.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Adventure Travel Agent

Turn your passion for travel and love of adventure into a business that lets people live their dreams.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Airport Shuttle Service

For those who don't mind the red eyes, an airport shuttle service is a practical business with an assured customer base.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Bed and Breakfast

Create a cozy spot for travelers to rest with a B&B.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Building History Guides

Building guides can bring the past to life for locals and tourists.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Paddle your passions into a canoe and kayak rental business.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Business Maps

Guide tourists to local attractions and points of interest but don't be surprised if you get lost in the profits.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Tour Guide

Earn money by taking people for a walk on the local side.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Corporate Meeting Planner

Can you keep a group organized? Try your hand at corporate meeting planning.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Corporate Retreats

With thousands of retreat sites being unused by corporations, renting out these destinations may amount to your dream job.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Cruise Ship Travel Agent

Help cruisers connect with their perfect vacations.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Double-Decker Bus Tours

A double-decker bus tour can elevate your profits with adventure-seeking customers.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Exporting

Want to work internationally? Consider exporting.
Category: Import/Export
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Extreme Adventure Trips

This business will keep you on the edges of life.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Guest Ranch

Corral in customers with a guest ranch business.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Houseboat Rentals

Renting out your luxury liner is how you can make your business your escape and your escape your houseboat.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Kayak Tours

If you love being outdoors and on the water, start a business giving kayak tours.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Paint Spraying

Go ahead, paint the town whatever color you like. It'll be easy with a mobile paint spraying business.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Native Art

Represent artists creating indigenous arts and crafts, and sell their works overseas.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Off Road Tours

Stay off the beaten track of 9 to 5 and start your business on a different path.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Children's Camps

Help parents find the right camp for their kids with an online directory.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

PediCab Service

Help tourists and locals get around in a fun fashion.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Photography Courses

Now that just about everyone has a digital camera, they need someone to teach them how to take a great photo.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

RV Rentals

Join the RV train and start a rental revolution.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Specialty Travel

Don't just start a travel business--have a specific niche.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Tour Guide

Set your sights on a business that shows the sites.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Trade Show Visitor

Scope out the competition by attending trade shows for businesses.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Translation Service

Speak multiple languages? Go into the translating business.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Travel Agent

With a business like this, you're sure to be going places.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Vacation Property Rental Agent

Caught in the hustle and bustle of a busy tourist area? Consider rental properties to supplement tourists' vacations.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Water Taxi Service

If you live in a prime location, a water taxi service is a great business to set in motion.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

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