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Despite increasing possibilities to stay at home and order goods, including souvenirs, from places all over the world via the Internet, the number of tourists traveling the globe continues to grow. Many tourists spend a large amount of their time and money on shopping, and some deliberately undertake travel with the aim of buying goods. When visiting other places, tourists may shop to profit from differences in the price level, range, and quality of goods as well as to experience differences in customs and atmospheres. A combination of utilitarian and leisure-related motives usually provides the incentive for traveling to and visiting unfamiliar places.

During the travel and visit, tourists may spend time and money in several commercial spaces such as the high streets of historical cities, ...

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