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Everything you need to make the right decisions

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the S.A.V.E Tourism (Scientific, Academic, Volunteer, Educational) market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Covered in this report

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What is SAVE tourism and what is the difference between the four market profiles?
  • How does SAVE tourism fit within the global tourism industry?
  • Which are the main SAVE segments and who are the tourists?
  • Where do SAVE tourists travel to and who are the operators in the market?

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Jessica Kelly, a leading analyst in the Tourism sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

SAVE travel is a substantial travel niche comprised of the four market profiles of scientific, academic, volunteer and educational tourism, practised by a broad range of tourists who travel for different reasons, predominantly leisure and education but also business, taking part in a multitude of activities. As the desire for ‘meaningful experiences’ while travelling continues to gather pace, it is clear that SAVE tourism is becoming increasingly mainstream in a competitive marketplace. Jessica Kelly
Senior Tourism Analyst


What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Definition of SAVE

            • Figure 1: Broad indication of the crossover between SAVE activities, 2019
          • Evolution of SAVE-tourism trips to volunteer and learn
          • SAVE Tourism in a Global Context

            • Global tourism
              • International tourist arrivals – Current picture
                • Figure 2: International tourist arrivals by region, 2015-18
              • International tourist expenditure
                • Figure 3: International tourism receipts by region, 2016-17
              • Global forecasts
                • SAVE tourism
                  • Global youth travel
                    • Youth travel to the UK
                      • Figure 4: International youth travel visits to the UK by purpose of visit, 2017
                      • Figure 5: Top source markets for inbound youth arrivals to the UK, 2017
                    • Market value of youth travel in the UK
                      • Figure 6: Market value of youth student & educational travel to the UK, 2017
                    • Volunteer-travel market
                      • Gap year and university students (‘gappers’)
                        • Young professionals and career breaks
                          • 50+ post-family market
                            • Business-travel market
                            • The SAVE Market

                                • Volunteer profile
                                  • Benefits to destinations
                                    • Skilled volunteers vs unskilled
                                      • Benefits to participants
                                        • Activities
                                          • Education profile
                                            • Benefits to destinations
                                              • Benefits to participants
                                                • Activities
                                                  • Higher Education (HE) and English Language Training (ELT) in the UK
                                                    • Figure 7: Youth inbound arrivals for education, 2013-17
                                                  • ELT in Australia
                                                    • The school-trip market in the UK and US
                                                      • Other educational qualifications
                                                        • Scientific profile
                                                          • Benefits to destinations
                                                            • Academic profile
                                                              • Benefits to destinations
                                                              • Destinations

                                                                  • Figure 8: Top volunteering destinations, 2019
                                                                  • Figure 9: Top international destinations for school-trip & educational travel, 2019
                                                                • Africa
                                                                  • Figure 10: 12 Best Africa Volunteer Programs, 2019-20
                                                                • Americas
                                                                  • Asia
                                                                    • Europe
                                                                      • Australasia
                                                                      • Operators in the Market

                                                                          • Volunteering
                                                                            • Figure 11: Selected volunteer experiences, 2019
                                                                            • Figure 12: Fee structure of IVHQ Volunteer Programmes, 2019
                                                                          • Education/Academic/Scientific
                                                                            • Figure 13: Selected ACIS school trips by trip type, 2019
                                                                            • Figure 14: Travelbound selected school trips, 2019
                                                                        • What Next?

                                                                          • Voluntourism top travel trend for 2019
                                                                            • GoAbroad’s ‘Meaningful Travel’ forecast for 2019
                                                                              • Figure 15: Favourite activities in top locations in 2019

                                                                          About the report

                                                                          This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                          • The Consumer

                                                                            What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                          • The Competitors

                                                                            Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                          • The Market

                                                                            Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                          • The Innovations

                                                                            New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                          • The Opportunities

                                                                            Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                          • The Trends

                                                                            What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                          Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.