What is tourism?

  • (noun): The business of providing services to tourists.
    Example: "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"
    Synonyms: touristry

Tourism

Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".

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Some articles on tourism:

Tourism - Growth - Latest Trends
... This slowdown on international tourism demand was also reflected in the air transport industry, with a negative growth in September 2008 and a 3.3% growth in passenger traffic ... In 2009 worldwide tourism arrivals decreased by 3.8% ... However, evidence suggests that tourism as a global phenomena shows no signs of substantially abating in the long term ...
Hawaii (island) - Economy
... Most of Hawaiʻi Island's economy is based on tourism (see Tourism in Hawaii), centered primarily in resort areas on the western coast of the island in the North Kona and South Kohala ... More recently, Hawaiʻi Island has become a focus for sustainable tourism ...
Edgartown, Massachusetts - Tourism
... Edgartown was used as the main shooting location for the town of Amity in Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws ... Many landmarks and buildings in Edgartown that were filmed in the movie can still be seen today ...

Famous quotes containing the word tourism:

    In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
    Robert Runcie (b. 1921)