Tourism- Unit 2







An inbound tourist involves people travelling to a different country from where they live for a holiday, business or other tourism purpose e.g. a tourist travelling from Spain to the UK for a holiday.


An outbound tourist involves people leaving the country in which they live to take a holiday or other tourism purpose e.g. a business person from Bristol travelling to Berlin for a conference


Domestic tourism involves people of one country travelling within that country. A domestic holiday is a holiday spent in the same country and is sometime referred to as a ‘staycation’ e.g. a family from Edinburgh taking a holiday in Inverness.


A tourist travelling for business purposes is known as a business tourist. Business tourism is part of the business world. Many of the UK’s cities feature conference centres that cater to the needs of business tourists. E.g. one who makes trips to different places to attend meetings or trade fairs to display and promote their own products and services.

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR)

A VFR tourist travels for the purpose of visiting friends and/or relatives. This could involve staying with friends or relatives or in local accommodation. VFR could be for any specific purpose such as attending a wedding, funeral or anniversary. 


Leisure tourists travel with the primary motivation of taking a holiday from everyday life. Leisure travel is often characterised by staying I hotels or resorts, relaxing on beaches or In a room, or going on guided tours and experiencing local tourist attractions. 

Special interest

Have a particular passion such as bird watching, golfing, fishing, classic car events, food and wine or attending a music festival. Essentially on a special interest holiday the tourist is likely to spend most of their time engaged in the same activity.


Travel to a particular place in another town, city or country for further study in order to improve his or hers education. There are also people, who travel to attend workshops in order to upgrade skills e.g. a group of students travelling to New York as part of their Level 3 Tourism course. 


Involves both spectating and playing activities. Learners should be aware of the range of holidays that are available for tourists to watch major sporting events. Some of these such as following an international cricket tour can last up to several weeks. Sports clubs often organise a tour for teams to play opposition in another region. Sports fans travelling to away games and returning the same day are also included as sports tourists.


They seek adventurous activities that may be dangerous, such as rock climbing, river rafting, skydiving and bungee jumping. In recent years, the number of companies specialising in adventure tourism activities has increased significantly. In 2016 Visit Wales main promotional thrust was Adventure Tourism.


Seeks special medical treatment, which often involves travel away outside their


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