- Tasty tourism 5. Supernatural tourism
- For those keen on science 6. Immigration tourism
- For brave ones only 7. A difficult choice
- For true sports fans 8. Appealing to all fans
A. Soccer tourism has been around for a few decades but back in the 1980s it was seen (and probably actually was to some extent) as a form of “hooliganism.” Nowadays, soccer tourism is considered one of the most profitable forms of tourism. It usually involves individuals who travel to different cities and countries to see their favourite teams’ museums and trophies or follow them in their international matches.
B. Many people may have a problem understanding the difference between culinary tourism and ordinary tourism since tasting as many local dishes as possible is a must for the average tourist. But there are lots of people who visit a place exclusively for its food and everything related to eating. Plus, in culinary tourism dining out seems to be the equivalent of having cocktails and partying in everyday tourism so there are a few differences after all.
C. If you’re a European citizen over 25 then there’s a good chance you remember this term, which in reality was politically motivated. The phrase “benefit tourism” was invented in the 1990s. It was later used for the perceived threat that a huge number of citizens from the new, poorer nations who were given membership in the EU would move to the richer states such as France or Sweden to benefit from their social welfare systems rather than work.
D. Tolkien tourism has become a growing trend thanks to the huge success of the “Lord of the Rings” books and films. It has expanded and diversified to such an extent that now it offers enough places to visit so that even the most detailed curiosity of the most demanding Tolkien fan is sure to be satisfied. That makes New Zealand the best hotspot because it’s the main location where the films were shot.
E. The name “shark tourism” says it all, and you probably can’t get a scarier or more dangerous type of tourism than this. Shark tourism is actually a subgenre of another type of tourism – eco-tourism. It attracts all these people who love sharks and their bloody jaws. Anything related to the Great White shark (and other) is what’s on offer. Experienced divers and protective cages are must-haves for this adventurous kind of tourism.
F. Atomic tourism is a type of tourism that appeared after the beginning of the Atomic Era. Curious tourists fascinated with the Atomic Era can visit places important to the history of the Atomic Age where significant incidents related to atomic power happened. There are museums that specialize in atomic weapons, but naturally the most visited sites are the actual places where atomic bombs were dropped or detonated.
G. A fascination with ghosts drives some people to travel in search of the paranormal. Behind many famous landmarks is a great ghost story and indeed, popular tours in places like Dublin, Florida, Quebec City and Brisbane explore historic, “haunted” city quarters. Locations of “ghost tourism” include proverbial ghost towns across America, Canada and Australia as well as notorious places like Jonestown, Guyana, and parts of Transylvania.