There are a number of motivational factors that exist behind selection of recreational activities or the things that people do in their free time apart from things that interests them. Some of them include:Physical fitness: Many of the recreational activities which are undertaken by the people are for everyday physical fitness or to maintain physical activity in their lives.Enjoyments: People carry out certain activities because they like doing so (Xiong and Zhang, 2014).Stress reduction: There are a lot of stresses that people have in everyday life, to get rid of that people take up different activities in their free time.
Socializing and meeting: New people can also be something that people do in their free time.
Spiritual activities: Yoga, praying to different Almighty beings in free time is also a part of activities undertaken by people in their free time.
People also tend to take up activities which are very different from everyday work, and everyday life. This mainly includes travelling because then people go to different places and see new things which are very different from everyday life.
At the same time, there are different motivational factors that exist for the tourists to go places which includes:
Tourist attraction of any place (Gondos, 2014)
Holistic value of the place which makes people visits the place.
Attitudes of the tourists: As there are people who like to visit a new place every year and do not compromise on such activities irrespective of other factors.
Market value: There are different factors which are listed under the market value of a place that could be the place of visit, the market trends of tourism over there, the currency value of the place and so on which can be the different factors motivating a person to travel.
The different factors which act as motivational factors for recreational activities and the one that motivate travelling can be related to one another when they tend to overlap. There are certain factors which tend to maintain a relationship between the two, like physical activities, when the tourist activities includes the same the motivational factors join. Other factors like enjoyment, spiritual connection, socialization are all factors which positively affect each other.