tourism

[toor-iz-uhm]
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:
1805–15; tour + -ism

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tourism (ˈtʊərɪzəm)
 
n
tourist travel and the services connected with it, esp when regarded as an industry

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Word Origin & History

tourism
1811, from tour (n.) + -ism.
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Example sentences
Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.
The economy consists primarily of tourism, subsistence agriculture, and fishing.
Worked in the tourism industry as a translator and greeter helping out-of- town
  visitors.
If you're in languages and literatures, you could explore educational travel or
  cultural tourism.
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