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tourism

[too r-iz-uh m] /ˈtʊər ɪz əm/
noun
1.
the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure.
2.
the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
3.
the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes.
Origin of tourism
1805-1815
1805-15; tour + -ism
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tourism

/ˈtʊərɪzəm/
noun
1.
tourist travel and the services connected with it, esp when regarded as an industry
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Word Origin and History for tourism
n.

1811, from tour (n.) + -ism.

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