You may use the words "tourist" and "traveler" interchangeably, but to some people in the travel community, these titles have different implications. It's not necessary to commit to one title or another; however, you can choose to be more of a tourist on one day of your vacation, then be a traveler on the next. Considering the way you define yourself while traveling can help you get the most out of each trip. [kate] Tourists It's usually easy for locals to spot a tourist among them. A tourist is usually seen in a huge group of people, family or tour guides. A tourist may carry a camera, guidebook and map at all times. Tourists tend to stay in their comfort zones a bit: they prefer not to mingle with the locals unless necessary, and prefer to speak in their own language rather than try the language of the locals. They stick to major cities instead of venturing to smaller towns or off-the-beaten-path locales; and stay in areas where the amenities are similar to what they have at home. They do not prefer to try different foods and refer to stick to foods that they know, this includes fast food places such as McDonalds, etc. [sasha] The term tourism can also refer to an organization that caters or looks after the act of traveling from one place to another. Tourism organizations that are private are responsible for booking tickets, getting the visa process clear, organizing tours, taking care of accommodation and transport, etc. Travelers Generally speaking, someone who considers himself a traveler will try to immerse himself in the local culture rather than standing out. Travelers usually pack light and always go off on their own to look for the next best thing that the city has to offer. If you're a traveler, you may try to explore the lesstraveled areas and explore locations where tourism doesn't drive the economy. You'll interact with locals. You may carry a translation book and prefer to converse in the language of the place that they are in. Your goals for a trip will be to learn and experience new things, rather than to take a relaxing break from everyday life. A traveler may consider a trip a journey rather than a vacation. [kate] [Sasha] : Different Types of Travel The types of travel are divided according to their purpose 1) Business Travel It is traveling for work in the presence of a meeting or conference 2) Educational travel It is one of the fastest growing areas of the traveling. It can be called by other names, such as career enhancement, job development or self-actualization experiences. Educational ttaveling comes in a wide variety of formats: study abroad experiences, seminar vacations and senior seminars, skill enhancement vacations, educational cruises and school trips 3) Visiting Friends and Relatives Its main purpose is to meet friends and relatives 4) Pleasure Travel This type intended for holidays, cultural events and entertainment [kate] : As we can see on the pic, tourism is a kind of travel, that is a pleasure and leisure traveling. So let’s have a look at Different types of tourism (картинки можно другие, это просто с сайта) 1. Recreational tourism: Tourism is an often activity for recreational purpose. Most tourism took for a change and rest; this is the reason why package tours have become so popular. 2. Environmental tourism: This is a type of tourism the rich interested in spending visits to places to refresh the air. Rich and affluent tourist are preferred to spend more visits to remote places where they get pollution free airs to breath. 3. Historical tourism: Tourist is interested to know how our forefather lived and administered in a particular area. They visit heritage locations, temples, churches, museums, forts etc. 4. Ethnic tourism: This refers to people traveling to distance places looking to their routes and attending to family obligations. Persons who are settled overseas during later part of life visit place of their birth for giving boost to ethnic tourism. [Sasha] : 5. Cultural tourism: Some people are interested to know how other people or communities stay, survive and prosper. So in order to acquire knowledge, understands culture well, to become familiar with the culture, they undertake journey. 6. Adventure tourism: There is a trend among the youth to take adventure tour. They go for trekking, rock climbing, river rafting etc. This tourism is meant for people with strong nerves who can tolerate stress. 7. Religious tourism: Various package tours are organized to enable people to attend the religious duties and visit places of religious importance. 8. Wild life tourism: It can be an Eco and animal friendly tourism. Wild life tourism means watching wild animals in their natural habitat.