Motivators and Purpose of Tourism.

Motivators of Tourism.

The reason behind why people travel can well be described as tourism motivation. Tourism motivation is the driving force behind a tourist’s in-tensions and behaviors. It forms people’s goals, expectation that constitutes of travel choice, behavior and perceptions in regard to specific tourist’s destination.

Tourist’s motivations forms due to internal psychological factors that cause an uncomfortable level of tension and needs that should be released after a given activity is undertaken. Tourists can actualize their intrinsic needs and motives if they manage to self actualize and liberate them.

The type of tourists motivation is relative to the type of context it is generated from. For instance cultural motivation is dependent on a tourist’s way of living which constitutes of the culture and tradition of his people. It is rare to find tourists select a destination that practices the same culture as his/her own. Most tourists tend to visit cultures which are different from their own in order to learn and experience a different way of life.

Purposes of Tourism:

Physical Motives: Many people travel due to physical consciousness. Their tour is connected with their bodily health, well-being and physical relaxation.

Pleasure: Many people travel to be free from the monotonous daily routine life. They need pleasure for some time.

Relaxation, Rest and Recreation: People travel in order to get relaxed, rest their mind and body, and to get recreation and rejoice.

Health: Many people travel to get fresh breath and body for good health. The development of spas during the Roman period was result of people to seek good health.

Curiosity and Culture: Man always loves travelling and is curious in order to know other’s culture, tradition and religion.

Ethnicity and Family: A large number of people travel to visit their family, friends and relatives, and also new people.

Participation in Events/Festivals: Many people travel to take part in meeting, conferences and conventions. Some travel to celebrate festivals and ceremonies.

Spiritual and Religious Motives: Visiting religious places, pilgrimages etc have been one of the most important motives of people.

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