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A day-tripper is a visitor whose length of stay at a destination does not include an overnight at either a collective tourism establishment (e.g., hotels, camping sites) or in a private one (e.g., staying with friends or relatives). A day-tripper is also referred to as an excursionist or same-day visitor. The latter two terms are defined in the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics (IRTS) issued in 2008 by the United Nations. According to the IRTS: “A visitor (domestic, inbound or outbound) is classified as a tourist (or overnight visitor), if his/her trip includes an overnight stay, or as a same-day visitor (or excursionist) otherwise” (UNWTO, 2010, p. 98). With the objective of harmonizing, coordinating, and integrating the available tourism statistical information, the IRTS provides national ...

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