Imagine the possibility of visiting any place in the world you want, maybe France, the Caribbean or even Alaska within one hour and without ever having to leave your living room. This form of niche tourism is referred to as Armchair Tourism, a fairly new way of exploring the earth without having to physically travel. This can be made possible through the Internet, travel literature or television.
Someone who stays at home but experiences travel by surfing the Internet, watching TV, DVDs and reading books about different countries, cultures and customs are called armchair tourist. They experience the benefits of travel without leaving their armchair.