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If You Used a Travel Company - Where Do You Come From?

If You used a travel company - Where do you come from?

  • North America

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • South America

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Northern Europe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Eastern Europe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Southern Europe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Western Europe

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Central Europe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Australia or New Zealand

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Asia

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Africa

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    9
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Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2022)
OK, you can see the obvious link with a previous poll 🤫

I'm just curious, for those who used a travel company on their First Camino, where do you come from? i.e. Live Now.

By travel company, I mean primarily they arranged your accommodation. (probably luggage transport as well)

Might be an interesting correlation...

And the debates about the 10 selected zones and where you were born v where you live now were all had on the post linked above ;)
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
Not MY first camino, but it was the first camino for the 15 people in my group.

They wouldn’t go alone, so I organized it all for them, but I’m not a travel company, and they paid cost price.

I booked all their accommodation for them, but they each paid the suppliers directly when we got to them.

They bought their own air tickets, and carried their own packs.

Do they count? If so, you can tick Africa 15 times 😂.

First in the alphabet but last in the list 😟.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2022)
Not MY first camino, but it was the first camino for the 15 people in my group.

They wouldn’t go alone, so I organized it all for them, but I’m not a travel company, and they paid cost price.

I booked all their accommodation for them, but they each paid the suppliers directly when we got to them.

They bought their own air tickets, and carried their own packs.

Do they count? If so, you can tick Africa 15 times 😂.

First in the alphabet but last in the list 😟.
I took care to use the same list as the other Poll ;)
 

simply B

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
somewhere between "not enough" and "way too many"
Not my style but I will answer for my wife who requires a certain amount of comfort....;)

B
 

Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and beyond (from home; Voie de Tours; Camino Francés; Biskaya; Manche; Via Brabantica)
I'm just curious, for those who used a travel company on their First Camino, where do you come from? i.e. Live Now. By travel company, I mean primarily they arranged your accommodation. (probably luggage transport as well). Might be an interesting correlation...
The correlation, whatever one can see in this poll, will only represent the members of this forum, and out of these, only those willing to cast a vote.

The results of the poll about "Where do you come from", ie where do you live now, show a huge discrepancy between the proportion of where people come from on this forum and where all the people come from who walk a Camino.

I've no experience of my own to share, I didn't even meet many camino walkers who were on an organised tour, and if I did, it wasn't something I recorded in any notes or gave prime space in my internal memory banks because frankly, despite the rants on here and the anecdotes, camino walkers who had booked with a tour agency, especially if it was on what is called a self-guided tour, are not particularly discernible when you pass them or chat with them on the way or at a rest place. And I'm glad that this thread is back on course! Don't turn this into rants and justifications.

My money would be on "Western Europe", btw, in this case mainly France, Germany, UK, Ireland and so on. It's the largest "feeder area", apart from Spain obviously, and it is where I noticed a remarkable increase in the offer of walking tours on the Caminos, whether self-guided or guided, during the last decade or so.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2022)
The correlation, whatever one can see in this poll, will only represent the members of this forum, and out of these, only those willing to cast a vote.

The results of the poll about "Where do you come from", ie where do you live now, show a huge discrepancy between the proportion of where people come from on this forum and where all the people come from who walk a Camino.

I've no experience of my own to share, I didn't even meet many camino walkers who were on an organised tour, and if I did, it wasn't something I recorded in any notes or gave prime space in my internal memory banks because frankly, despite the rants on here and the anecdotes, camino walkers who had booked with a tour agency, especially if it was on what is called a self-guided tour, are not particularly discernible when you pass them or chat with them on the way or at a rest place. And I'm glad that this thread is back on course! Don't turn this into rants and justifications.

My money would be on "Western Europe", btw, in this case mainly France, Germany, UK, Ireland and so on. It's the largest "feeder area", apart from Spain obviously, and it is where I noticed a remarkable increase in the offer of walking tours on the Caminos, whether self-guided or guided, during the last decade or so.
I understand your points. It's hardly representative. Just a bit of fun...
 
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