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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
1805-1815
1805-15; tour + -ism
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  • tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.
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  • If you're in languages and literatures, you could explore educational travel or cultural tourism.
  • To that end, the city is promoting ecologically friendly tourism.
  • Of course the tourism industry is going to downplay the effects.
  • It is estimated to bring the state several billion dollars in tourism every year.
  • tourism, at such moments, became another symbol of the regime the protesters were attacking.
  • Perhaps not destroying it, but changing it, with potential impacts on tourism and fishing industries.
  • He has led the development of commercial human spaceflight and the space tourism industry since its inception.
British Dictionary definitions for tourism

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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