As it turns out, there are actually five distinct categories of vacationers. In which category do you find yourself?
Many people wish they could travel more. Some people do it as a pastime, while for others it's an integral aspect of their profession.
Because every traveler has their own set of priorities, interests, and deal-breakers, it's possible to divide them into three distinct types.
Exactly which one are you?
The budget-minded traveler with a sense of adventure.
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When time permits, you like to see the world and experience different cultures.
If you're like me, at least one international vacation per year is a priority. But you also value the local attractions, the locations you go to for shorter trips with your best pals.
You've seen Eat, Pray, Love or read books along those lines, and now you're on a journey to find your true self.
The family man or woman who wants a break badly.
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You've got a lot of things going on, that's for sure. So when planning a trip, you choose simple, no-fuss methods over those that necessitate multiple steps and more paperwork.
However, you and your partner have two small children and make it a priority to plan at least two vacations a year as a family, either domestically or internationally. It's a great way to spend some quality time together and strengthen your bonds.
You and your partner would love to take a vacation without the kids, but you both know that the most important thing is making memories together that everyone in the family can look back on and say, "Remember when we went to Bali?"
Third, the perpetually on-the-go businessman or woman.
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Try to picture this: Imagine you're the director of global business for a major multinational pharmaceutical corporation. Due to the nature of your position, you will be required to travel between twice and thrice every month.
Some of your business trips will take you outside of your normal routine (and the same few hotels in the same towns and region). You want your travel necessities to be as neat and well-planned as you are.
The shopper who always has her eyes peeled for the best discounts while traveling.
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You're renowned as the person who always knows about the best vacation offers among your pals.
In reality, you have a method all your own when it comes to buying flights and hotels online: you regularly clear your cache and use private browsing modes to prevent having your online activities traced.
You are aware of when and where the best deals on airfare may be found. Because of this, you take great satisfaction in the fact that you have not only visited countries all over the world, but that you have done it while sparing no financial resources.