Sustainable tourism is the tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities. Tourism can involve primary transportation to the general location, local transportation, accommodations, entertainment, recreation, nourishment and shopping. It can be related to travel for leisure, business and what is called VFR (visiting friends and relatives).

Sports tourism refers to travel which involves either observing or participating in a sporting event while staying apart from the tourists' usual environment. Sport tourism is a fast-growing sector of the global travel industry.

There are several types of sports tourism:
- Events-based Sports Tourism
- Celebrity and Nostalgia Sports Tourism
- Active or Participatory Sports Tourism

Cultural heritage tourism (or just heritage tourism or diaspora tourism) is a branch of tourism oriented towards the cultural heritage of the location where tourism is occurring.

It has also be defined as "traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past" and "heritage tourism can include cultural, historic and natural resources".