4 new types of tourism

June 28, 2019 •

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4 new types of tourism

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Traveling is one of the most effective ways of exploring a place, culture or a destination. There are various types of tourism that you must have heard of: Leisure, business, sports, adventure and more. This is an article that represents 4 new types of tourism.

1. Sustainable tourism

People everywhere have been alarmed about the climatic conditions currently taking place all around the world and some tourism organizations are contributing their share of awareness regarding the subject. More and more people are being conscious about environmental health hazards and its impacts. People not only want to leave a long-term positive impact, but also contribute as much effort as they can to the local community when they are traveling. Many popular hotels in Europe are becoming eco-friendly, giving travelers an opportunity to travel healthy - these are referred to as Ecotel Hotels.

Ecotel in Amsterdam, Europe

2. Food tourism

Food tourism which is also known as culinary tourism, is the building block of any touristic destination or location that contributes to tourism. Food also represents the culture of a destination that delivers beauty and entertainment as their primary source of interest. More precisely, travelers might judge a tourist attraction based on the local dishes because food is tightly bound to the corresponding tourist spot. With that said, “food tourism” does not refer to eating only. It is the collection of activities such as; vegetable farming, produce market, tasting sessions, etc. The rise of food tourism is trending rapidly and should be planned carefully and efficiently. Tour radar allows you to explore and try  culinary experiences across the globe.

Variety of food tastings

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3. Experiential tourism

Experiential travel, also known as immersion travel, is a form of tourism in which people focus on experiencing a country, city or particular place by actively and meaningfully engaging with its history, people, culture, food and environment. There’s been growing demand around culinary travel, cultural exploration, and activity-based travel experiences for a while now. So, before it runs its course, which it never will, you might want to try this type of tourism. Make wine in Bordeaux, cook street food in Vietnam, and go hiking in Patagonia are some of the famous examples of experiential tourism.

Advenure walking up the mountain

4. Wellness tourism

Due to increasing work schedules, and exhausting jobs, wellness tourism has become an escape route for many tourists. While wellness travel, referring to tourism promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities, has come into existence for a while, it’s only recently become massively popular. According to a travel column conducted by booking.com, 48% of travelers are willing to take holidays as a moment to “reflect and make better life choices”, and nearly 40% are interested in health or well-being travel experience. Obviously, recharging themselves by going for wellness travels would become one of the most desirable choices. This has led to an opportunity for travel agencies to diversify product line and discover a niche in the outstandingly competitive landscape. Would you want to take a break and visit beautiful destinations for wellness?

Chill in the pool

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