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Slow Tourism Vs. Mass Tourism: Which Is Better?

Slow tourism is different from mainstream tourism. Explore more…
Slow tourism is a growing trend in leisure travel sector. If we compare slow tourism vs. mass (fast) tourism, there are 5 basic differences:
As the name suggests, slow tourism reflects gradual pace of travelling. Slow travelers prepare an itinerary as per personal preferences.
Mass tourism is a part of an organized tour package. Tour companies prepare travel plans and manage them.
Travel destinations of slow tourism are unusual, offbeat locations where not many people visit.
Mass tourism covers popular destinations. People in large numbers visit major tourist attractions, beaches, theme parks for fun and frolic.
Slow tourism has a flexible itinerary where tourists form a deeper engagement with local community, its culture, history, cuisine, etc.
Mass tourism has a fixed itinerary packed with sightseeing and recreational activities like fishing, surfing, hiking, paragliding and more.
Mass tourism is full of action from one activity to another in a tight schedule. Hence, local travel involves use of cars/buses.
Slow tourists explore an unfamiliar territory while walking, cycling or boating and take their time to feel the place.
In mass tourism, you share travel experience with a group. In slow tourism, you either travel solo or with one partner.
Basically, slow tourism vs. mass tourism is a matter of quality travel vs. quantity travel.
Those who are eager to visit many different places in a short time must opt for faster mode of travel.
Slow tourism is for those people who want to take it easy. They travel less, do fewer activities, and avoid travel burnout.