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91. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

[quote=stevieh]Matt,
And why on earth would anyone take a scientist seriously when talking about tourism or travel? He/she never leaves the lab!
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Because they survey, they survey tourism impacts, pschology of tourists, they study geology,fauna,flora,social impacts the list is big.
A) The title "Docter" isnot just for someone who sits and tells you your ill, you can be a docter in tourism if you want"

B)A scientist is not just a guy in a lab coat, have you never read a National Geographic and seen scientists clambering up mountains, walking through jungles and more.

WOCCA: My next trip is working on managing tourism impacts, so sorry but our survey says uh uh.

92. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MattXIII

"...Because they survey, they survey tourism impacts, pschology of tourists, they study geology,fauna,flora,social impacts the list is big.A) The title "Docter" isnot just for someone who sits and tells you your ill, you can be a docter in tourism if you want"
B)A scientist is not just a guy in a lab coat, have you never read a National Geographic and seen scientists clambering up mountains, walking through jungles and more.

WOCCA: My next trip is working on managing tourism impacts, so sorry but our survey says uh uh.

Sounds good ... you don't need to convince me. I'm not a doctor of anything. Best of luck with your thesis

93. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting Peter

To me traveller is something people call themselves when they don't like being called a tourist.

If anything I'd say a traveller enjoys the journey as much or more than the destination.

I feel that most people (travellers or tourists) just want to see or experience something exotic and different to their everyday lives. Either that or just relax.

I think this is spot on, and explains it without being snobbish. A traveller is one of many types of tourist, (you can argue amongst yourselves on which is superior) but as the word "traveller" suggests, in this case the journey is just as important. Whether you are there just to see the sights in the book, there on a package, or there to expereince something about more the world, you are a tourist. Its not such a bad word!!!!!

94. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

It's like the difference between a cook and a chef. Most of it has to do with snob value and a feeling of superiority.

95. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y

Well put.

96. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

What is the delineation between the terms "traveller" and "tourist"?

We know each of you have an opinion of what constitutes one and/or the other. We would really like to know, so we can know if we can still pack our Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts or not...

Ten pages and 95 replies later - the Bermuda shorts stay home while the Hawaiian shirts get packed! I think we'll just call ourselves the "Traveling Tourists" and start a band. Anyone have the sheet music for Jamaica Farewell or The Big Bamboo?

97. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Anyone have the sheet music for Jamaica Farewell or The Big Bamboo?

I know "Yellow Bird". Does that help?

98. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Can l play they tambourine??

99. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting Isadora

Anyone have the sheet music for Jamaica Farewell or The Big Bamboo?

I know "Yellow Bird". Does that help?

Yup - Yellow Bird is perfect!!! We know Island in the Sun. Now, who has Harry Belafonte's phone number. We need back-up vocals.

Quoting Purdy

Can l play they tambourine??

No, but you can play the tambourine! By any chance is it green???

100. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

I blame you Isa...now this is stuck in my head....grrrrrr
Drop your silver in my tambourine
Help a poor man fill a pretty dream
Give me pennies, I'll take anything
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Watch the jingle jangle start to shine
Reflections of the music that is mine
When you toss a coin you'll hear it sing
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Drop a dime before I walk away
Any song you want I'll gladly play
Money feeds my music machine
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Listen and I'll play . . .

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