10 Facts About Tourism


Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.

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Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments.

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Tourism numbers declined as a result of a strong economic slowdown between the second half of 2008 and the end of 2009, and in consequence of the outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, but slowly recovered until the COVID-19 pandemic put an abrupt end to the growth.

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The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".

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Tourism typically requires the tourist to feel engaged in a genuine experience of the location they are visiting.

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Tourism travelled through territories of today's Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, where he admired the Siege of Breda by Spanish forces, France, Switzerland to Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

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Brent W Ritchie, publisher of Managing Educational Tourism, created a study of a geographic subdivision to demonstrate how tourism educated high school students participating in foreign exchange programs over the last 15 years.

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Tourism brings both positive and negative impacts on tourist destinations.

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Tourism security is a subdiscipline of tourist studies that explores the factors that affect the ontological security of tourists.

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Tourism security includes methodologies, theories and techniques oriented to protect the organic image of tourist destinations.

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