There are three main types of tourism; domestic, inbound and outbound. People travel all over the world for many different reasons, such as business purposes, visiting close friends or relatives or for leisure. Here are some examples of different types of tourism and reasons why people might travel.
Inbound tourism is when people from other countries come into the UK, for holidays or short trips, whether its for business or leisure. An example of this would be all the athletes that have travelled from all over the world to compete in the London 2012 Olympics. For the duration of the 11 days they would have all stayed close by or in the Olympic park. They would enjoy the opening ceremony and then take part in the closing ceremony, which is a spectacular event. After the Olympics come to an end they would all travel back home.
Outbound tourism is when people leave the UK to go to another country, for reasons such visiting family members, or just simply taking a holiday. Here is an example; Mr Richards and his two daughters have a 23hour flight from Manchester Airport to Sydney where they will go and stay with family, for 3 weeks. While they are there they will visit some of the famous sandy beaches, and tour around some of the most memorable buildings, for example, The Sydney Opera house.
Domestic tourism is when people take holidays or short day trips out, within their own country. An example would be if Mr and Mrs Jones where to make a train journey to Blackpool. They could visit the famous tower, where the views are spectacular. They could also enjoy a relaxing day on the beach, and then stay over in the Big Blue Hotel for a couple of nights