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Are you a Traveller or a Tourist?

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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

I am so loving this. ;)

12. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 5y

So it looks like we are all tourists, which I assume is the point the quiz is trying to get across.

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 5y

Ok, I guess the abbreviation TP is still valid though

14. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 5y

Quoting Utrecht

Ok, I guess the abbreviation TP is still valid though

Touristspoint doesn't have quite the same ring to it!

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Apr-2011, at 13:25 by bex76 ]

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

Happy April Fools Day.

I kinda like Touristspoint. ;)

16. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 5y

Hilarious...

Cheers,
Terry

17. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

i am a terrourist!

18. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 5y

I guess if you have to take a test to see if you are really a traveller, or just a tourist, the answer's obvious...

But, yeah, I took the test too...

19. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

For the record, my personal view is that Tourists are just a type of Traveller.

In particular, I think of a tourist as a traveller who is on a tour.

Other types of travellers are Backpackers, Business Travellers, Pilgrims and so on.

Of course, the test was just for April Fools :) Question is, should we now take it down? Or just leave it there to disappoint people on an ongoing basis

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y

Quoting Peter

For the record, my personal view is that Tourists are just a type of Traveller.

In particular, I think of a tourist as a traveller who is on a tour.

Other types of travellers are Backpackers, Business Travellers, Pilgrims and so on.

Of course, the test was just for April Fools :) Question is, should we now take it down? Or just leave it there to disappoint people on an ongoing basis

I vote for leaving it!!

I agree with you, Peter. Everyone who walks out the door to visit somewhere other than their own back yard is a traveler of some type. They are traveling to another destination. It is their mode of transportation, accommodation choices and how they choose to travel that places them into a category like the ones you have mentioned above.

We unfortunately have only short periods of time to take a particular trip. But, we don't always take those trips the same way thus we move between the different categories of being a traveler. It's still a highly debated issue between travel bloggers and travel writers. (But then, who falls into those two categories is another highly debated kettle of fish.)