tourism

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noun tour·ism \ˈtu̇r-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of tourism

  1. 1 :  the practice of traveling for recreation

  2. 2 :  the guidance or management of tourists

  3. 3a :  the promotion or encouragement of touringb :  the accommodation of tourists

Examples of tourism in a Sentence

  1. The city developed the riverfront to encourage tourism.

  2. She has a job in tourism.

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First Known Use of tourism

1811


TOURISM Defined for English Language Learners

tourism

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Definition of tourism for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of traveling to a place for pleasure

  • : the business of providing hotels, restaurants, entertainment, etc., for people who are traveling



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