National Tourist Appreciation Day is marked annually on May 6 to acknowledge the tourists who come to your town, city or country and help in the growth of the economy.

For many countries, tourism is one of the major sectors that help boost the economy. Here are some inspiring quotes, courtesy Good Reads, for those who love traveling or are largely dependent on tourists for their daily earnings.

1. “You've always been a tourist here. You just didn't know it.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

2. “Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler” ― Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby

3. “Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two very different things.” ― Tahir Shah

4. “Why should cats care about the rules of men? In their minds, everyone else here is a tourist.” ― Maria Lehtman

5. “Life is a tour, we are all tourists” ― Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

6. “Traveling changes not just a man, but his art as well.” ― Henry Johnson Jr.

7. “The tourist takes his culture with him. The traveler leaves his behind.” ― J.R. Rim

8. “Travelling shouldn't be just a tour, it should be a tale.” ― Amit Kalantri

The pandemic has caused a sharp drop in the number of tourists visiting Mexico's Caribbean coast The pandemic has caused a sharp drop in the number of tourists visiting Mexico's Caribbean coast Photo: AFP / ELIZABETH RUIZ