Different Types Of Tourists Throughout The World

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Syeda Saba

8 Jun,2017

Business Tourists

Tourist traveling with relation to business is known as a business tourist. Business tourism is part of the business world. During business tourism (traveling), individuals are still working and being paid, but are doing so away from both their workplace and home. Most of the cities feature conference centers that cater to the needs of business tourists. A proper example of a business tourist is a salesman, who makes trips to different places to attend trade shows, to display and promote his own products also.

Incentive Tourists

Incentives tourists are those few lucky individuals, who get a holiday package as a reward from his company, for good work or achieving targets, set by the company. Incentive tourists draw inspiration from such tours to work harder, improve work relations and focus on team bonding.

Religious Tourists

Religious tourists are the individuals who travel to sites of religious significance. The World is dotted with a number of religious locations like Hajj in Mecca, Jerusalem in Israel, Varanasi in India, and the Vatican in Rome. During Easter, a huge conglomeration of Christian pilgrimage takes place in Zion City. Catholics, for example, go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land to experience the paths where Jesus walked.

Cultural Tourists

These types of tourists travel to experience the essence of assorted cultures. Cultural tourists also prefer to witness the World Heritage Sites of the traveled country. Tourists may visit different landmarks of a particular country or they may simply opt to focus on just one area. They may also attend festivals and ceremonies in order to gain a better understanding of the people, their beliefs, and their practices.

Adventure Tourists

Adventure tourists look for some unusual or bizarre experience. They seek adventurous activities that may be dangerous, such as rock climbing, river rafting, skydiving, shark cave diving and bungee jumping. Tourists prefer to go for trekking to places like Ladakh, Sikkim, and Himalaya. Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are popular for the skiing facilities they offer. Whitewater rafting is also catching on in India and tourists flock to places such as Uttaranchal, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh for this adrenalin-packed activity.

Health Or Medical Tourist

The main focus of health or medical tourists is improving one’s health, physical appearance or fitness, which is only possible away from home. Some of these tourists avail medical assistance in other countries, for they may be expensive in their own country. Many health or medical tourists also make trips simply to stay for few days in healthier climate. For instance, certain countries promote the expertise of their doctors and surgeons in the field of cosmetic surgery and invite foreigners to have their liposuction, facelift, nose lift and other forms of cosmetic procedures to be done there. Medical tourism also incorporates aspects of recreation tourism where the patient goes to a relaxing getaway to recover from the procedure.

Sport And Recreation Tourists

This type of tourists travels to either participate in recreational sporting or just watch sports events. Some of such popular sports events are the Soccer World Cup, Wimbledon Tennis Championship, Comrades Marathon, and Fisher River Canoe Marathon or signing up for leisure interests. As long as a sport (soccer, baseball, golf, football, cricket, competitive knitting, etc.) is the primary reason for one’s travels, it can be considered sports tourism.

Leisure Tourists

To these people, travel is about fun and excitement, about rest and relaxation, and about whatever they want it to be about. These tourists want to rejuvenate and revitalize with comfort while enjoying a break from the mundane routine of life. Leisure travel is often characterized by staying in nice hotels or resorts, relaxing on beaches or in a room, or going on guided tours and experiencing local tourist attractions.

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