Illustrations showing the differences between tourists and travelers

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The normal thing in Vuela Viajes is that we talk to you about destinations that are worth discovering or that we give you some tips and ideas to travel. However, from time to time we like to echo curiosities like the one we are going to discuss today. And it is that surfing the net we have discovered some illustrations that we have loved and we want you to know.

Published by the Holidify website, these images are intended to show the most notable differences between tourists and travelers. Although they may seem synonymous, the truth is that these two terms refer to people who have a different idea of ​​what it means to travel. In addition to showing you these funny illustrations, today we want to make it clear what differences there are between a tourist and a traveler. Would you like to join us?

Depending on different factors

Do you consider yourself a tourist or traveler? If you are not sure, from today you will know, because we are going to talk to you about the main differences between these two types of people. Of course, it is important to bear in mind that you can be a tourist on some trips and a traveler on others. The truth is that it depends on different factors: our objectives when planning the getaway, the destination, the budget, our character, if we are going to travel in company …

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The Turist

To make clear what are the differences between these two ways of traveling, first we are going to talk about tourists and their main characteristics. Thus, the first thing to keep in mind is that the main objective of a tourist is to visit the most touristic points of the destination, where it is normal to find many foreign people doing the same: tourism. On the other hand, tourists differ from travelers in that they usually carry a camera with them and wear the same clothes that they would wear at home. It is also important to keep in mind that the tourist usually speaks English and does not worry too much about learning a few phrases in the local language. In addition, they tend to stay in the main cities and in comfort zones, without risking visiting smaller cities or off the beaten track. Of course, it must be borne in mind that they tend to stay in places where they have practically the same services as at home.

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If we stick to the illustrations, we can say that tourists are people who like to take selfies instead of photographing the environment, they do not travel alone, they do not get too tired, they are not too adventurous , they plan the trip and everything that is involved. It takes well in advance, and they sleep in hotels and comfortable accommodation, among other characteristics that are clear by taking a look at the images.


For its part, in general terms, we could define the traveler as someone who wants to immerse themselves in local cultures instead of highlighting them. They usually try to explore the less traveled areas and explore places where the economy is not driven by tourism, something that today is quite difficult to find. It is also important to keep in mind that travelers intend to interact with local people, something that has a lot to do with the fact that among their main goals is to learn and experience new things, instead of enjoying a break from life. everyday, which is just as acceptable, of course. In other words, the traveler thinks of the trip as something more than a vacation.

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If we take into account the illustrations, we can define the traveler as a person who travels alone, who tries to immortalize the environment that surrounds him, without having to appear in the images; that he is quite adventurous, that he only needs a backpack to go on a trip and that he does not attach much importance to comfort, both in terms of accommodation and travel. Then we leave you with our gallery , where, as we mentioned at the beginning, you can find illustrations that show the main differences between tourists and travelers. Do not miss it!