Talk:Corporate tourism

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Intention - goal?[edit]

Is this intended to cover headquarter of companies around the word, which would seem a little over the topic of as some specific Silicon Valley sub-topic? Or this just particular industries or just end consumer brands? Would this not be better under each individual city article? --Traveler100 (talk) 18:29, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

My intention is really that it would describe how and where to visit the headquarters of major companies, and that would include of course the Silicon Valley. It wouldn't be just particular industries, but be a more general directory. You see, people do go to company headquarters as tourists, so it makes sense to have a travel guide about them. Selfie City (talk) 22:26, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Interesting idea. This could really become a vast article, though. Just off the top of my head: Pepsico in Purchase, BMW in Munich, Toyota - well, are you getting the picture? I guess we could just let this develop, but it's not too soon to think about how we'd curate this. First of all, clearly, all these headquarters need to be visitable, at least in their exteriors, so that could be somewhat of a limiting factor, but how else should we limit them? Do they all need to be Fortune 500 companies? Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:03, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Well, we're obviously not going to include every company out there. A good way to define which ones make it would probably be something like this: they have to be on a non-OTC (over-the-counter) stock exchange and have a market cap of at least, $50B perhaps? Selfie City (talk) 05:07, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm fine with going with that until or unless it presents a problem. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:44, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Maybe should be called Company visits, not all the public access buildings are the headquarters. --Traveler100 (talk) 06:30, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
True. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:37, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────YesDone; now called "Company visits". Selfie City (talk) 13:45, 23 June 2018 (UTC)


When I first saw the title "Company Visits", I immediately thought that this was about Business travel.

Given the actual content, wouldn't Corporate tourism be more accurate? Andrewssi2 (talk) 03:54, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

I thought the title meant that you intend to invite company over for dinner? K7L (talk) 04:46, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
The original title was "Company headquarters", which was changed to "Company visits". --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 15:52, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
right... but I'm saying that the new title is confusing (regardless of what the article may have been named before) Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:33, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
There's also a huge overlap between this topic and industrial tourism. K7L (talk) 00:43, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
I think "Corporate tourism" is a better name for this article, and therefore I will change the name of the article accordingly. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 01:33, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Also, what is the Wikidata link for this article? I need to check that the title has been changed there accordingly. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 01:35, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Depending on how the articles is structured, industrial tourism could become a subtopic of this article since it covers manufacturing companies. Some aspects of agritourism and mining tourism would arguably be a subtopic too (at least tourism relating to the bigger farming businesses and companies). Once the article becomes bigger, we can turn it into a parent article and split the content into various broad industries, and create new articles on the missing ones like tech, retail and banking. Gizza (roam) 03:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Where is the difference between this and industrial tourism?[edit]

So apparently (part of) the intention of this article is going to visit certain companies. Isn't there a lot of overlap with visiting a factory or whatnot under industrial tourism... Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:48, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Corporate is companies, industrial is industry, to put it simply. Yes, I think there is overlap, but not completely. For example, visiting Google or Facebook's headquarters is corporate tourism, but not industrial tourism. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 20:28, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
It would be a very small subset of companies which could be worthwhile destinations for a tour without engaging in any actual manufacturing or industrial activity. Maybe thirty years ago, one could join a guided tour of the Toronto Stock Exchange and watch the live trading floor through a window, but today? TSX trades entirely online, NASDAQ style, so there's nothing to see. I'd also expect a fair amount of secrecy around the inner workings of any large corporation today, unless the tour was offered as a deliberate PR stunt. K7L (talk) 16:37, 22 October 2018 (UTC)