Holidays are something that we all understand. They seem to be universal, enjoyed by people from every continent and through every social class. Yet within that, we all have defined ways in which we go about our holidays and the type of traveler we are. Wondering which category you fit into? See which of the following you most identify with…
The Sun and Fun Tourist
Most Likely To Say: “Oh go on then, another cocktail won’t hurt – and top up my sunscreen too.”
Least Likely To Say: “I go on holiday for peace and serenity.”
The hell-raiser of the bunch, the Sun and Fun Tourist is out for a good time. The local history and general charm of a place are lost on them; they’re here to kick back and enjoy themselves. They pick destinations for the heat of the climate and how much they will have left over for drinks and food after buying their tickets.
The Frugal Tourist
Most Likely To Say: “I’m not going to exchange currency at the airport, the exchange rate isn’t good enough!”
Least Likely To Say: “Oops, I forgot to ask how much it costs.”
The frugal tourist knows how to have fun, but they’re not willing to break the bank to do it. They scrutinize reviews before booking anywhere, choosing acceptable standards over splashing out on luxury. The main tourist traps don’t satiate their scrimping ways, so they look for discount luxury cruises and hostels out of the way of price hikes.
The Cultural Tourist
Most Likely To Say: “I have a 20 point list of all the sites I want to visit, who has time for sunbathing?”
Least Likely To Say: “I’d never heard of this place until I got here.”
The whole appeal of a vacation to the cultural tourist is experiencing something new. You won’t find them at water parks or wasting a day on the beach. They are always exploring, seeking new challenges and adventure. They holiday for the immersive experience in a different culture.
The Sun Seeker Tourist
Most Likely To Say: “What exactly is the point of a skiing holiday?”
Least Likely To Say: “I’m too hot, I’m going inside, and I’m going to stay here.”
The only priority for this type of tourist the heat they are going to experience. This group tends to suffer most from the “winter blues,” and they’ll put up with almost anything so long as they can enjoying the sun on their skin. The hotel, the pool, the ocean view – it’s all secondary to the pursuit of warmth, heat, and light.
The Bit of Everything Tourist
There may be some of you peering at this list and thinking: “yes I do that, but I also do that as well…”
Such is the variety of the human condition; you may be all of the above at once. You like your heat and your evenings out, but spend your days exploring the local sites. Some could say you have the best of all worlds, with limitless options ahead.