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Four Fast-Growing Niches in the Travel Business Have a passion for the travel business? Consider these four niches that are quickly winning over weekend warriors.

By Geoff Carter

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An August 2010 study by New Mexico-based adventure tourism consulting practice Xola is full of good news for those looking to invest in an adventure tourism business:

  • Trips with adventure tourism components run long (seven to eight days).
  • The people taking those trips are young (average age: 35) and split evenly between male and female.
  • Some 70 percent of those thrill-seekers have more education and draw ahigher household income than the norm.

In other words, there are legions of weekend warriors out there looking for a bit of excitement on vacation. Consider the following opportunities through the perspective of entrepreneurs who have already found success in them.

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