What's the difference between a tourist and a traveller? Holidify, a company catering to people wishing to visit India, just released a series of simple images illustrating their interpretation of this question. Spoiler alert! If you like to stay in hotels and own a selfie stick, you're probably a tourist!

What do you think of this comparison? Do you agree? Vote on the best image below, or add your opinion in the comments section!

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ZsófiaPáll
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5 years ago

one doesn't necessarily exclude the other :)

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PromiseCadet
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5 years ago

i like to visit rare and unreachable places

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EdSheeranIsBae
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5 years ago

Pfft I'm a Traveller and I always hang out with other people :L

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KellyHuang
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5 years ago

actually I would probably do both

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JaroS
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5 years ago

Looks like our traveler is missing a tripod (according to #1) :P

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ChristineMcQuery
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5 years ago

It's the difference between cheap generic crap that's pushed onto out of towners versus buying a momento that captures the essence of the memory.

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AutumnBomb
Community Member
5 years ago

You can be a traveler and do both of these things. Taking a cab in a foreign place is an adventure too!

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MelissaG
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5 years ago

All of these assume that travellers are outdoorsy.

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AutumnBomb
Community Member
5 years ago

It just depends...

JanelleVeres
Community Member
5 years ago

This is dumb. So to be a traveler I have to sleep in a tent and only wear 1 shirt and never see any major symbols of the place I'm seeing? I love to travel to experiance the local flair but I don't sleep in a tent and I don't miss out on seeing what I want to see and I bring more then one shirt. I'm not going to sleep outside in Iceland in November .

Anna-ElisePrice
Community Member
5 years ago

So because I have physical limitations that preclude me from camping I'm not a real traveler?

ShawnSchmid
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, as all comments point out, this is just stupid generalizations signifying nothing. I like to say "I'm a great tourist" because I explore where I live. I also lived in Asia for three years, during my forties with my wife (so not because of that not-uncommon "Asian women" fetish some Americans demonstrate. So, visiting 20 countries, I'm a traveler, but no cartoon shows how one's zeal to learn about unfamiliar peoples & customs, and smiling at every person one meets on the globe makes traveling more fulfilling!

Oana Muresan
Community Member
2 years ago

oh well let's see where you gonna set your tent in Tokyo for example

Aracely Moran
Community Member
5 years ago

Rubbish

Bob Skiba
Community Member
5 years ago

This is pretty much the same generalization as predicated above; urban vs rural. This makes no sense.

ArtoJohannesLappalainen
Community Member
5 years ago

This is such a pointless and misleading, misinformed piece of cr*p it makes me sick.

ArtoJohannesLappalainen
Community Member
5 years ago

This is such a shit article it makes me feel sick.

ElizabethKnight
Community Member
5 years ago

I think the second one here is actually camper. It's a different thing

KenMontgomery
Community Member
5 years ago

So you're going to sleep in a tent in NYC or London or Buenos Aires.... go it.

KenMontgomery
Community Member
5 years ago

So you're going to sleep in a tent in NYC or London or Buenos Aires. Got it.

AngeliqueBorja
Community Member
5 years ago

camping! :)

ToddRainer
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh hells no... if it doesn't have a solid roof, I'm not in it.

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MelissaG
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5 years ago

That's illegal in America.

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ToddRainer
Community Member
5 years ago

Nope, nope, nope... Bed. Then Restaurants.

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RyanPhung
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5 years ago

Actually #2 is a tourist. Who would come to India to do parachuting? :-/

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IweMuiser
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh, it's a commercial

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