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Japanese translation: 教育・文化・体験旅行 (traveling for learning & cultural \'experiences\')

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English term or phrase:Cultural trips
Japanese translation:教育・文化・体験旅行 (traveling for learning & cultural \'experiences\')
Entered by: Minoru Kuwahara
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12:05 Nov 1, 2006
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
Tourism & Travel
English term or phrase: Cultural trips
There is no other indication, but this is one of the items which show your travel destination for a survey.

What I would like to know is what exactly refers when you say "Cultural trip(s)" in English, besides its translation .

Any advice would be appereciated. Thank you.
Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 23:19
教育・文化・体験旅行 (traveling for learning & cultural 'experiences')
Explanation:
Hi. I have a pretty good idea to what this is probably referring.
This is more commonly called "cultural travel". It is about a
fast-growing trend among travelers to seek out cultural
experiences and learning as the main purpose of visiting
a destination. This is for ALL age groups, but it is being lead by
the newest generation of elderly travelers -the baby boomers.


With the baby boom generation entering retirement, there has
been a lot of discussion about this. Retirees have long made up
one of the biggest -if not 'the' biggest- target demographic of the
travel industry. The baby boomers will retire with more time,
disposable income, and most importantly, a higher level of
education, than any preceding generation. This generation
has already been to typicle travel spots: Disneyland, outlet
shopping malls, etc. They no longer just want to go
somewhere famous, have their pictures taken, buy some souvenirs,
and then go home. They want 'learning experiences' and
cultural experiences that make them a different person coming
out than they were going into it.

The references I provide are mostly about U.S. travelers.
But I'm sure this trend is becoming true with Japanese
and Western European travelers as well.

For some examples, please see:

"Mission Statement -Playing with time, working with nature: To introduce guests to the history of Nicaragua, reforestation and conservation while offering..."
http://www.atmstravelnews.com/ClientView.asp?ClientId=314

"EXPLORERS ask questions or pose challenges -- and return with understanding."
http://adulted.about.com/cs/educationaltravel/a/aa051503a.ht...

"I would define it as travel whose purpose is to experience
some human aspect of the country which cannot be found
anywhere else."
http://www.umaine.edu/mcsc/MPR/Vol9No2/ChaCal.htm


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Note added at 5 hrs (2006-11-01 18:05:35 GMT)
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That second link was a mistake. It should be:
http://adulted.about.com/cs/educationaltravel/a/aa051503a.ht...
Selected response from:

Joe L
United States
Local time: 08:19
Grading comment
Thank you, Joe, for your attention to this question of mine and giving persuasive evidence about its definition. The target survey is actually concerned with Dubai tourism, but the source was naturally written in English. This Cultural trip(s) seems to be more like a one-day tour than a long-term travel as it appears along with some other items such as Accomodation, Social life, Entertaiment, etc. I was a bit hastily chasing after translation and decided to go with rather literal 文化ツアー. I think, at least, that could be one of cadidates. However, your input DID help me have an idea what it could be. Thank you! -
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cultural trips
教育・文化・体験旅行 (traveling for learning & cultural 'experiences')


Explanation:
Hi. I have a pretty good idea to what this is probably referring.
This is more commonly called "cultural travel". It is about a
fast-growing trend among travelers to seek out cultural
experiences and learning as the main purpose of visiting
a destination. This is for ALL age groups, but it is being lead by
the newest generation of elderly travelers -the baby boomers.


With the baby boom generation entering retirement, there has
been a lot of discussion about this. Retirees have long made up
one of the biggest -if not 'the' biggest- target demographic of the
travel industry. The baby boomers will retire with more time,
disposable income, and most importantly, a higher level of
education, than any preceding generation. This generation
has already been to typicle travel spots: Disneyland, outlet
shopping malls, etc. They no longer just want to go
somewhere famous, have their pictures taken, buy some souvenirs,
and then go home. They want 'learning experiences' and
cultural experiences that make them a different person coming
out than they were going into it.

The references I provide are mostly about U.S. travelers.
But I'm sure this trend is becoming true with Japanese
and Western European travelers as well.

For some examples, please see:

"Mission Statement -Playing with time, working with nature: To introduce guests to the history of Nicaragua, reforestation and conservation while offering..."
http://www.atmstravelnews.com/ClientView.asp?ClientId=314

"EXPLORERS ask questions or pose challenges -- and return with understanding."
http://adulted.about.com/cs/educationaltravel/a/aa051503a.ht...

"I would define it as travel whose purpose is to experience
some human aspect of the country which cannot be found
anywhere else."
http://www.umaine.edu/mcsc/MPR/Vol9No2/ChaCal.htm


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Note added at 5 hrs (2006-11-01 18:05:35 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

That second link was a mistake. It should be:
http://adulted.about.com/cs/educationaltravel/a/aa051503a.ht...

Joe L
United States
Local time: 08:19
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thank you, Joe, for your attention to this question of mine and giving persuasive evidence about its definition. The target survey is actually concerned with Dubai tourism, but the source was naturally written in English. This Cultural trip(s) seems to be more like a one-day tour than a long-term travel as it appears along with some other items such as Accomodation, Social life, Entertaiment, etc. I was a bit hastily chasing after translation and decided to go with rather literal 文化ツアー. I think, at least, that could be one of cadidates. However, your input DID help me have an idea what it could be. Thank you! -

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agree  casey
9 hrs
  -> Thanks, Casey.
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