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Defining Travel and Tourism

Tourism has been defined by the UN World Tourist Organization as travel by people away from their residential environment for less than a year for leisure, business, religious, medical, or family reasons. They may be visiting a particular destination for sightseeing, meeting friends or relatives, or simply taking a vacation. Tourists may further spend their leisure time at a destination playing sports, enjoying exotic cuisine, reading on a beach, or simply enjoying the environment or wilderness. Similar activities can be performed without travelling to a distant location and within a shorter duration of time, but that will not be classified as tourism, rather, it will be classified as recreation activities. Travel and tourism have an intertwining relationship since tourism involves travel from home to short ...

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