Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home. 2 Collectively, the tourists visiting a place or landmark. 3 (cx figurative English) The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.
n. the business of providing services to tourists; "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda" [syn: touristry]
Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms, and other strange Places is the fourth album by Swedish pop duo Roxette. Released on 28 August 1992, it was recorded mostly during their Join the Joyride world tour and is often mistaken for being a live album. In fact, it is a mixture of live and studio tracks.
Tourism is a live album by electronica musicians Leftfield released in March 2012 with an accompanying DVD with visuals from their latest tour, made by the visual artist collective Ne1co. The album was recorded between 5th - 18th March 2011 at The Future Music Festival across Australia and at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney and The Palace, Melbourne.
The Tourism is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1998. The constituency is composed of the members of the associations in the tourist industry.
Tourism is travel for pleasure; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveler's country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only ", 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".
Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance.
Tourism suffered as a result of a strong economic slowdown of the late-2000s recession, between the second half of 2008 and the end of 2009, and the outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, but slowly recovered. International tourism receipts (the travel item in the balance of payments) grew to trillion ( billion) in 2011, corresponding to an increase in real terms of 3.8% from 2010. International tourist arrivals surpassed the milestone of 1 billion tourists globally for the first time in 2012, emerging markets such as Russia and Brazil had significantly increased their spending over the previous decade.
Usage examples of "tourism".
Tourism had taken over during the Affluence, but the Chaos had revived the classical way of life.
During the times when the Bay was stingy, tourism kept the town alive.
It was described in the pamphlets Kevin had forwarded to him, from the Veridian Department of Tourism.
No apple wholesaler or grocery chain VIP or apple lobbyist or state tourism official would ever sit at my table thinking the McGillens of Chocinaw County had not returned to their former glory, or that I was an unsophisticated Daisy Mae with a few apples to sell.
The extra time would allow Bedford to invest in and attract new industries like tourism.
The intersection of Dauphine and Bienville still retained some of the character of the French Quarter Doodlebug remembered from his childhood, decades before most of the Quarter metamorphosed into a tarted-up tourism gold mine.
But by the time I graduated law school, the oil industry was collapsing, leaving Natchez to survive on the revenues of tourism and federal welfare money.
Whereas Paloduro was the most beautiful of the four planets, the center for tourism and the residential center of the system, another world, Dinero Grande, was the administrative and business center.
We should be delighted that our tourism promoters finally are taking a responsible approach.
Home banking, private newspapers, subscriptions to cultural events, tourism packages and airline tickets - are all candidates for Net-Trading.
In addition, worldwide recession had been depressing hard-currency earnings of Algerian tourism and petroleum exports, which magnified the economic crisis and increased unemployment.
Like his famous ancestor, Kenny never looked back, intrepid scout that he was, broaching the frontier of automotive tourism.
Tourism had sustained this part of the coast thirty years ago, but rising fuel prices and a falling birth rate had changed all that.
A few months ago I informed the Andorran Ministry of Tourism as well as the Ministry of Culture, through the Director of Tourism, Sergi Nadal, that I needed a copy of the documentaries that I made about Andorra (17) for my personal files, in VHS.
Many picturesque, outback villages got their first taste of tourism not from families driving Fords or Chevrolets, but from clusters of boozing "city boys" on motorcycles.