It isn’t inherently a fault to use “tourist” and “traveler” interchangeably when you refer to people who take the time to explore a new place, especially an international one. After all, they’re aiming for the same thing: experiencing what the new environment has to offer them, and do so in many, different, places.
But for the travel community, there’s a clear distinction between the two. Of course, this doesn’t mean that any one of them is greater than the other – it just means that one prefers a certain kind of exploration and experience than the other category. They have their own style of how they’ll make the most out of their travels, and they learn different things based from how they went about their trip.
You might also belong to one of the two, which can be a good thing to know the next time you plan a trip. You might even belong to both categories – but that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, it’ll allow you to enjoy your trip in any way you wish so.
Or maybe you want to have a change of pace and try out what the other category can offer. After all, it isn’t that bad to change things up every once in a while, to see what really suits you more. You might even surprise yourself at how you enjoyed the other classification’s idea of exploring!
But how is a tourist and a traveler different from each other? Check them out in this infographic!
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The infographic is shared after legal permission from Splendid Asia Online.