|Umbrellas are rarely used against rain in Senegal.|
one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture*
|Tuvalu doesn't see many foreign visitors.|
To get a little bit of an idea how travel and tourism ads have changed throughout the centuries (yeah, from as early as the 1850s), check out the often hilarious ads on VintageAdBrowser.com.
So why may some people prefer to be called a traveller (or traveler, if you are US based)? The dictionary definition doesn't give a clear answer.
one that goes on a trip or journey*
Not too different to a tourist. Although while you can clearly be a professional traveller, being professional tourist comes across as more problematic. Unless you work with culture, if the definition of Merriam-Webster is accurate.
Or does it even matter? I don't know, but I have often overheard people on the road who resent being called a tourist.
Let us anyhow screw the definitions for a while. What do you call yourself, with regards to travelling? The "titles" are listed alphabetically.