Types of Tourism - Ms. A de Boer

Types of Tourism - Ms. A de Boer

Types of Tourism Business Tourism Travel to Complete a business Transaction or event Examples conference/meeting Nature Tourism

Travel to enjoy a natural setting, wildlife or scenery E.g. Galapologs Islands Voluntourism (Volunteer or working holiday)

Travelling to a destination to support a local community E.g. building a school in Kenya Ecotourism

A branch of Nature Tourism which involves the conservation of the environment E.g Gorilla Trek in Uganda, Bird watching in Costa Rica

Cultural Tourism Travel to enjoy the history and customs of a certain place or region E.g. Eating pizza in Italy,

Adventure Tourism involving exploration or travel to remote, exotic and possibly hostile areas tourism involving activities that are

physically challenging E.g. Climbing Mt Killmanjero Active Tourism A new travelling philosophy that combines

adventure, ecotourism and cultural aspects of a discovery tour. Active tourism is lowimpact, ecological, socially compatible and high quality. E.g. Hiking the Inca Trail

Social Tourism Travel with Others E.g Spa Weekend/Golf Trip/Spring Break Trip Recreation Tourism

Travel to experience something different than the daily routine (work) E.g. Grand Bend, Sailing, concert Sports Tourism Travel to enjoy the participation or viewing of sports by amateurs

and professionals. E.g Olympics, NHL Winter Classic, World Cup Religious Tourism Travel to a spiritual

place E.g Mecca, Bethlehem Health/Medical Tourism Travel involving programs or activities to improve the physical or

spiritual conditions of a person E.g MS vein treatment in Costa Rica Wilderness Tourism Travel to enjoy a natural

setting, wildlife or scenery in the remote wilderness. E.g Canoe Trip in Algonquin for 4 days.

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